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

April 27 — National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day — Ashland Police Department, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.

Town Clerk/Tax Collector April Hours — 8 AM to 4 PM, EXCEPT:

  • April 17 — Open 2 to 6 PM
  • April 18 — Open 2 to 6 PM
  • April 19 — Closed
  • April 24 — Closed for training

REAL ID — The DMV has added hours on selected Saturdays at selected locations for obtaining the new, federally compliant driver license. Read this Press Release for additional information.

Winter Parking Ban

  • November 1 through May 1, between 1:00 AM and 5:00 AM — No person shall park a vehicle on any street or in the following municipal parking areas: Mechanic Street Parking Lot, spaces along Riverside Drive adjacent to Memorial Park, and Town Hall Parking Lot.

Sidewalk Replacement for Main Street (Gordon to West St.) is in a design phase and will be updated periodically at BOS meetings. An updated design presented May 21 showed suggested changes near West Street and Gordon Street, suggested addition of locust and sugar maple trees, and the removal of bump outs near Gordon Street. A previous design was presented on May 7. Large-scale versions of the engineering design are available for viewing upstairs in the Town Hall.

Appointment Policy on Boards, Committees, and Commissions” and Appointment Application available on the Appointments page.

Japanese Knotweed, Best Management Practices here

“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. “