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 2014 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 twice monthly Town Bulletin. To receive Info-Blasts or Town Bulletins, use the sign-up box in the right-hand column on the front page of the website.

General Election -- Tuesday, November 4 -- 8 AM - 7 PM -- Elementary School Gymnasium
Sample Ballot

Water and Sewer Commissioner Vacancy: There is an opening for a Water and Sewer Commissioner due to a resignation. The position will be appointed until the March 2015 election. Interested Ashland residents should send a letter/email of interest to Chairman Eli Badger. Address letter to Water and Sewer Department, Att: Eli Badger, 6 Collins St., Ashland NH 03217 or email

Town Administrator's Report -- October 6, 2014

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 alternate member

Advance Notice -- Pemigewasset River Drawdown, September 2015

Upcoming Town Government Meetings

October 27 -- Library Trustees Meeting -- 6:00 PM, Town Library

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

October 29 -- Planning Board Work Session Agenda -- 6:30 pm, Town Hall

October 30 -- Budget Committee Meeting -- 5:30 pm, Elementary School Library

November 3 -- Board of Selectmen Meeting Agenda -- 7:00 pm, Elementary School Library

November 4 -- Ashland School Board Meeting -- 6:30 pm, Elementary School Library

November 4 -- Water and Sewer Commission Meeting -- 7:00 pm, Utility Office (side entrance)

November 5 -- Planning Board Public Hearing (6:30 pm) and Meeting (7:00 pm) -- Elementary School Library. Wetlands Definition.

November 6 -- Budget Committee Meeting -- 5:30 pm, Elementary School Library

November 17 -- Board of Selectmen Work Session -- 7:00 pm, Elementary School Library

November 18 -- Economic Development Committee -- 6:00 pm. Elementary School Cafeteria

November 18 -- Water and Sewer Commission Meeting -- 7:00 pm, Utility Office (side entrance)

November 19 -- Conservation Commission -- 6:30 pm, Town Office

November 26 -- Planning Board Work Session -- 6:30 pm, Town Office

December 16 -- Economic Development Committee -- 6:00 pm, Fire Station

Upcoming Community Events

Operation Santa Claus -- Application Dates: Nov 3, 5,12, and 13 (5:00-6:30 pm) and Nov 8 (10:30 am - 12:30 pm). See flyer for additional details.

Raffle to benefit downtown Christmas lights and decorations -- Additional information and tickets available at Highlites beauty shop or call 968-8308. Drawing will be held on Christmas Night in Ashland, December 6.

October 27 -- Book Discussion Group, "Salem Falls" by Jodi Picoult. 7:00-8:00 pm, Ashland Town Library.

October 31 -- TRICK or TREAT -- 5:30-7:30 pm

Online Services

Vehicle Registration

Dog Licensing

Property Taxes

Code Red Emergency Communications Network

Pay Your Electric Bills

Pay Water/Sewer Bills

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