This official website of the Town of Ashland, New Hampshire, provides information about the town government and the community for residents and visitors.

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. Ashland offers historical places, outdoor recreational opportunities, local artists and businesses to visit, as well as dining, shopping, and other services.

News and Notices

February 20Public Hearing on rescinding provisions of RSA 40:13 (known as SB2) and adoption of RSA 40:14-b (delegate determination of default budget to the municipal budget committee). At Ashland Elementary School, 6:30 pm, at the beginning of the regular BOS meeting.

February 28Water & Sewer Public Information Session, on Septage Receiving Station, Asset Management, Operational and Capital Expenses, Rates, and Q&A. At Ashland Fire Station, 6:30 pm.

March 3Supervisors of the Checklist will meet at the Town Office, 11:00-11:30am for the purpose of making additions and corrections to the voters’ checklist in preparation for the Town Election on March 13.

March 13 — Election Day, 8 am – 7 pm, Gym  (Absentee Ballot Request)

Documents — These can be downloaded to your electronic device. Copies are also available at the Town Office. 

2018 Town Ballot (Sample) — March 13
2018 Deliberative Session Minutes — February 3
2018 Voters Guide
Community Rights-Based Ordinance
2018 Proposed Town Budget
Groundwater Protection Ordinance

Dog License Reminder — Licenses expire on April 30. Renew your license at the Town Office or online.

Ashland School District, Withdrawal Study Committee — Read the final report, which recommends that the Ashland School District remain in SAU #2. A warrant article will appear on the March 2018 ballot: “To see if the District shall vote to accept the report and recommendation of the Withdrawal Study Committee that the Ashland School District not withdraw from SAU #2.”

Winter Parking RestrictionsNo parking on any street or municipal parking areas between the hours of 1:00 am and 5:00 am from November 1 through May 1. The restricted municipal parking areas are the Mechanic Street parking lot, the spaces on Riverside Drive adjacent to Memorial Park, and the Town Hall parking lot.

Openings on Boards, Commissions, Committees — Residents are needed as members of the following: Planning Board (2 full and 3 alternate members); Zoning Board (1 alternate); Conservation Commission (1 full); Housing Standards Board (2 full); Economic Development Commission (3 full); Heritage Commission (3 alternates); Budget Committee (2 full). For more information, call the Town Office or email townoffice@ashland.nh.gov .

“The meeting announcements for each public body of the Town of Ashland (committee, commission, board, trustees, etc.) are posted on the website calendar, under each meeting’s scheduled date, with time and location indicated. Meeting announcements are also posted in various public places, which may include the Town Office, the Post Office, or the Utility Office.”
“The minutes for each public body of the Town of Ashland are posted on the respective public body’s page on the website, listed by date and in pdf format. Copies of minutes are also available from the Town Clerk in the Town Office. “