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 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


October 22 (Saturday) -- National Prescription DRUG TAKE BACK DAY -- 10am - 2pm, Ashland Police Station, 20 Highland Street

November 8 -- General Election Sample Ballot

Building Permit Applications -- new forms 9/19/16, see Land Use
After School Program forms
available for 2016-2017 school year
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  UPDATED

Board and Committee Vacancies: Submit a letter or email of interest to the Town Administrator.
      Budget Committee -- 2 regular members (contact David Ruell c/o Town Office)   
      Zoning Board -- 2 regular members 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
      Heritage Commission -- 1 regular member and 3 alternate members

Upcoming Town Government Meeting

October 17 -- Board of Selectmen Work Session Agenda -- 6:30pm, Fire Station

October 18 -- Water and Sewer Commission Meeting Agenda -- 6:30pm, Utilities Office (side entrance)

October 19 -- Water and Sewer Commission Meeting Agenda -- 9:00am, Utilities Office (side entrance)

October 19 -- Budget Committee Meeting -- 6:30pm, Elementary School Library -- 2017 Budget Review

October 24 -- Board of Selectmen Meeting Agenda -- 7:30am, Town Hall

October 24 -- Planning Board Site Walk Agenda -- 4:30pm, Riveredge Marina

October 25 -- Electric Commission Meeting -- 6:30pm, Utilities Office

October 25 -- Economic Development Committee Meeting -- 6:30pm, Fire Station

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

October 26 -- Conservation Commission Meeting -- 6:30pm, Town Office

November 8 -- General Election Sample Ballot -- 8am - 7pm, Elementary School Gym

November 9 -- Budget Committee Meeting -- 6:30pm, Elementary School Library

November 16 -- Budget Committee Meeting -- 6:30pm, Elementary School Cafeteria

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

Upcoming Community Events

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.

After School Program forms available for 2016-2017 school year

October 17 -- Adult Coloring -- 6:00pm, Ashland Town Library.

October 18 -- "Batty" Story Time -- 6:00-7:00pm, Ashland Town Library. Sign up at the library desk to reserve your child's space or call 968-7928.

October 24 -- Book Discussion Group -- 7:00-8:00pm, Ashland Town Library. This month's selection is "After You" by Jojo Moyes. The selection for November will be "The Life We Bury" by Allen Esken.

October 25 -- Teen Coloring -- 3:00-4:00pm, Ashland Town Library.

October 27 -- "Draper & Maynard in Ashland" by Ross Deachman -- 7:00pm, St. Mark's Parish Hall. Sponsored by the Ashland Historical Society.

October 31 -- HALLOWEEN TRICK OR TREAT -- 5:00-7:00pm

November 17 -- Annual Meeting of the Ashland Historical Society -- 7:00pm, St. Mark's Parish Hall.

2017 July 4th Dates Set

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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