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
  2016 4th of July Information  

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.

JOB OPPORTUNITIES:  Police Officers and Equipment Operator/Laborer

May 31 (Tuesday) -- Last day to change party affiliation before the September 13, 2016, State Primary. Supervisors of the Checklist will be in session at the Town Office from 7:00 to 7:30 pm.

Board and Committee Vacancies: Submit a letter or email of interest to Norm DeWolfe, Chair, Board of Selectmen. (Updated March 21)
      Budget Committee -- 2 regular members (contact David Ruell c/o Town Office)   
      Zoning Board -- 2 regular member and 2 alternate members
      Planning Board -- 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

May 24 -- Electric Commission Meeting -- 6:30 pm, Utility Office

May 25 -- Water & Sewer Commission Meeting Agenda -- 9:00 am, Utilities Office (side entrance)

May 25 -- Conservation Commission Meeting Agenda -- 6:30 pm, Town Office

May 25 -- Planning Board Work Session Agenda -- 6:15 pm, Elementary School Cafeteria (Note change of location)

May 30 -- MEMORIAL DAY HOLIDAY -- All town offices and departments are closed.

May 31 -- Town Library Trustees Meeting -- 6:00 pm, Ashland Town Library

May 31 -- Economic Development Committee Meeting -- 6:30 pm, Fire Station

May 31 -- Supervisors of the Checklist will be in session -- 7:00-7:30 pm, Town Office. This is the last day to change party affiliation before the State Primary on Septemer 13, 2016.

June 1 -- Planning Board Meeting -- 6:30 pm, Elementary School Library -- Hearing 1 , Hearing 2 , Hearing 3

Upcoming Community Events

Congratulations to Lyndsy Stevens, NH's Miss Teen Amazing. She is a graduate of Ashland Elementary School and currently attends Plymouth Regional High School. She will be representing New Hampshire at the National Pageant in Chicago on June 30-July 4. More information available at

Affordable Care Act Help -- 1st Thursday of the month, 1:00-3:00 pm, Ashland Town Library. Enrollment assistance and information provided by Robert Allen, Outreach & Enrollment Coordinator, MidState Health Center.

May 23 -- Coloring for Adults -- 6:00-7:00 pm, Ashland Town Library. Coloring sheets and colored pencils provided, or bring your own. Adults only, please.

May 23 -- Book Discussion Group -- 7:00-8:00 pm, Ashland Town Library. This month's selection is "Dr. Mutter's Marvels" by Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz.

May 25 -- Red Cross Blood Drive -- Noon to 5:00 pm, American Legion Hall.

May 26 -- Flower Power Story Time -- 6:00-7:00 pm, Ashland Town Library. Stories, crafts and fun for children 5 and up. Sign up at the circulation desk or call 968-7928 to reserve space.

June 5 -- First Frost Ice Cream Social -- 2:00 pm, Whitten House, 23 Pleasant Street, Ashland. Celebrate the opening of the Whitten House Museum and remember the First Frost of 1816 "The Year Without a Summer." More details at the Reuben Whitten Project.

July -- Summer Swimming Lessons -- Ashland Town Beach.  Classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays, July 5 & 7, 12 & 14, 19 & 21, 26 & 28. Registration and more information. Sponsored by the Ashland Park & Recreation Department.

June 27 - August 5 -- Ashland Summer Day Camp -- Registration Brochure and Activity Calendar

Ashland 4th of July Celebration -- Fireworks on Saturday, July 2 (rain date July 3) -- Parade on Monday, July 4, at 10am  More information here!

August 17 -- "Brewing in New Hampshire" -- 7:00 pm, Booster Club. A Humanities to Go Program, sponsored by the Friends of the Ashland Town Library.

August 27 -- Whitten Wheat Festival / Stone Soup Supper and Ashland Volunteer Appreciation -- 3:00 pm, Whitten House, 23 Pleasant Street, Ashland. More details at the Reuben Whitten Project.

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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