Town of Ashland
20 Highland Street,
P.O. Box 517
Ashland NH 03217

Voice: 603.968.4432
Fax: 603.968.3776

Ashland, New Hampshire

Welcome to the official website of the Town of Ashland, New Hampshire. Residents and visitors alike will find information about the town government and the community.

Ashland is a picturesque rural community, gateway to the Lakes Region and on the southern edge of the White Mountain National Forest. The community of Ashland is bordered on the west by the Pemigewasset River and on the east by Little Squam Lake (the original location of the movie "On Golden Pond"). Ashland offers historical places, outdoor recreational opportunities, local artists and businesses to visit, as well as dining, shopping, and other services.

News and Notices Town Government Meetings Community Events

Board of Selectmen Mission Statement

The Ashland Board of Selectmen seek to build and maintain the public's trust and understand the public's needs by providing a friendly proactive leadership, sound financial management practices and operate a cost-effective and efficient open and engaging town government.

  • Collaborative, objective, fact-based decision process
  • Transparent government
  • Honesty and high ethical standards
  • Fair, friendly, and responsive customer service
  • Planning for present and future needs
  • Communication and coordination with town and regional commissions, committees, departments and boards to help ensure inclusive and effective actions

Click here to view videos of the Ashland municipal meetings.


News and Notices

Important Community information will be sent out via the Ashland Info-Blast as needed or the monthly Town Administrator's Report. To receive Info-Blasts or Town Bulletins, use the sign-up box in the right-hand column on the front page of the website.

WELFARE NOTICE: Beginning in October 2015, the Welfare office hours will change to Thursdays, from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm.

Parks & Recreation After-School Program -- REGISTRATION FORM AVAILABLE

Board and Committee Vacancies: Submit a letter or email of interest to Norm DeWolfe, Chair, Board of Selectmen.
      Zoning Board --
1 regular member and 2 alternate members
      Planning Board -- 3 alternate members
      Heritage Commission -- 5 regular members and 3 alternate members
      Conservation Commission -- 2 regular members
      CIP (Capital Improvements) Committee -- 1 regular member
      Economic Development Committee -- 3 regular members

For Your Information:
     Code Enforcement Complaint Form
     Citizen Inquiry/Complaint Form
     Right to Know (91-A) Request for Information Procedure and Form
     Credit card payment for Property Taxes and Vehicle Registrations

Upcoming Town Government Meetings

October 12 -- Columbus Day, Town Office and Departments are closed.

October 13 -- Heritage Commission Meeting Agenda -- 4:00 pm, Fire Station

October 13 -- Electric Commission Meeting -- 7:00 pm, Utility Office

October 14 -- Housing Standards Board Meeting -- 4:00 pm, Fire Station

October 14 -- Conservation Commission Meeting -- 6:30 pm, Town Office

October 19 -- Board of Selectmen Work Session -- 6:30 pm, Elementary School Library [Note new starting time]

October 20 -- Water and Sewer Commissio Meeting -- 7:00 pm, Utility Office (side entrance)

October 22 -- Budget Committee Meeting -- 6:30 pm, Ashland School Library

October 26 -- Economic Development Committee Meeting -- 6:30 pm, Fire Station

October 27 -- Electric Commission Meeting -- 7:00 pm, Utility Office

October 28 -- Planning Board Work Session -- 6:30 pm, Town Office

Upcoming Community Events

Affordable Care Act Help -- 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 4:30-5:30 pm, Ashland Town Library. Enrollment assistance and information provided by Darla Jaquith, Outreach & Enrollment Coordinator, MidState Health Center.

October 2 -- Pre-School Story Time -- 10:30-11:30 am, Ashland Town Library. Reserve your space at the Circulation Desk.

October 8 and 15 -- Reading with Willow -- 6:00-7:00 pm, Ashland Town Library. Reserve your space at the Circulation Desk.

October 14 -- "Ashland's Civil War Soldiers", presented by David Ruell -- 7:00 pm, Elementary School Cafeteria. Sponsored by the Ashland Historical Society.

October 22 -- Halloween Story Time -- 6:00-7:00 pm, Ashland Town Library.  Reserve your space at the Circulation Desk.

October 26 -- Book Discussion Group -- 7:00-8:00 pm, Ashland Town Library. This month's selection is Jojo Moyes' novel, "Me Before You." The selection for November is "The Invention of Wing" by Sue Monk Kidd.

October 31 -- Halloween Trick or Treat -- 5:00-7:00 pm, Town of Ashland

Online Services

Vehicle Registration

Dog Licensing

Vital Records

Property Taxes

Code Red Emergency Communications Network

Pay Your Electric Bills

Pay Water/Sewer Bills

Official Ashland Videos

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