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.

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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

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.

Town Bulletin -- March 17, 2015

Jobs Posting

BALLOT RESULTS -- March 10, 2015

Road limit postings effective March 13, 2015.

Nominations Needed for Second Annual "Mary Ruell Citizen of Ashland" Award

Credit card payment of PROPERTY TAXES and VEHICLE REGISTRATIONS, at the Town Office and online. Please read this notice carefully.

2015 Landfill stickers -- $2 per vehicle.

New Items

     2015 CIP Plan -- Executive Summary and PowerPoint (Presented Oct 6, 2014)
     Code Enforcement Complaint Form
     Citizen Inquiry/Complaint Form
     Right to Know (91-A) Request for Information Procedure and Form

Board and Committee Vacancies exist for the following positions. Submit letter or email of interest to Paul Branscombe.
Zoning Board -- 1 full member and 1 alternate member
Planning Board -- 1 full member and 2 alternate members

Advance Notice -- Pemigewasset River Drawdown, September 2015

Upcoming Town Government Meetings

March 24 -- Electric Commission Meeting Agenda -- 7:00 pm, Utility Office

March 25 -- Community Garden Committee Meeting -- 3:30 pm, Elementary School Conference Room

March 25 -- Planning Board Work Session Agenda -- 6:30 pm, Town Office

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

April 1 -- Planning Board Meeting -- 7:00 pm, Elementary School Library

April 2 -- Zoning Board of Adjustment Meeting Agenda -- 7:00 pm, Elementary School Library

April 6 -- Board of Selectmen Meeting -- 7:00 pm, Elementary School Library

April 7 -- Water and Sewer Commission Meeting -- 7:00 pm, Utility Office (side entrance)

April 8 -- Housing Standards Board Meeting -- 4:00 pm, Fire Station

April 8 -- Conservation Commission Meeting -- 6:30 pm, Town Office

April 14 -- Electric Commission Meeting -- 7:00 pm, Utility Office

April 15 -- Capital Improvement Program Committee Meeting -- 6:30 pm, Fire Station

April 20 -- Board of Selectmen Work Session -- 7:00 pm, Elementary School Library

April 21 -- Water and Sewer Commission Meeting -- 7:00 pm, Utility Office (side entrance)

April 23 -- Library Trustees Meeting -- 6:00 pm, Ashland Town Library

April 27 -- Economic Development Committee Meeting -- 6:30 pm, Fire Station

April 28 -- Electric Commission Meeting -- 7:00 pm, Utility Office

April 29 -- Planning Board Work Session -- 6:30 pm, Town Office

Upcoming Community Events

March 23 -- Book Discussion Group, 7:00-8:00 pm, Ashland Town Library. This month's selection is "In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex" by Nathaniel Philbrick.

March 28 -- Breakfast with the Easter Bunny -- 8:30-10:30 am, Common Man Ashland. $8 per adult, $4 per child, children 3 and under are free. Benefit for Ashland and Holderness Got Lunch program.

April 3 -- Pre-School Story Time -- 10:30-11:30 am, Ashland Town Library. Reserve space for your child at the check-out desk or call 968-7928.

April 27 -- Book Discussion Group -- 7:00-8:00 pm, Ashland Town Library. The selection for April is "Peyton Place" by Grace Metalious.

April 27 to May 1 -- April Vacation Day Camp -- 8:30 am-5:00 pm, Ashland Booster Club. $115 per child for the week. Registration / Parent Pick-up Form. Call 968-9209 or email recreation@ashland.nh.org to reserve space.

May 14 -- Friends of the Library Meeting -- Ashland Town Library.

Online Services

Vehicle Registration

Dog Licensing

Vital Records

Property Taxes

Code Red Emergency Communications Network

Pay Your Electric Bills

Pay Water/Sewer Bills

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