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 -- May 22, 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.

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.
Zoning Board --
1 full member and 1 alternate member (letter or email to Paul Branscombe)
Planning Board -- 2 alternate members (letter or email to Paul Branscombe)
Heritage Commission -- Those interested in this new commission contact Leigh Sharps or Paul Branscombe
Conservation Commission -- 2 members (letter or email to Paul Branscombe)

Advance Notice -- Pemigewasset River Drawdown, September 2015

Upcoming Town Government Meetings

May 26 -- Electric Commission Meeting -- 7:00 pm, Utility Office

May 27 -- Planning Board Work Session Agenda -- 6:30 pm, Town Office

June 1 -- Board of Selectmen Meeting -- 7:00 pm, Elementary School Library

June 2 -- Ashland School Board Meeting -- 6:30 pm, Elementary School Library

June 3 -- Planning Board Meeting -- 7:00 pm, Elementary School Library

June 9 -- Electric Commission Meeting -- 7:00 pm, Utility Office

June 10 -- Housing Standards Board Meeting -- 4:00 pm, Fire Station

June 10 -- Capital Improvement Program (CIP) Committee Meeting -- 6:30 pm, Fire Station

June 10 -- Conservation Commission Meeting -- 6:30 pm, Town Office

June 15 -- Board of Selectmen Work Session -- 7:00 pm, Elementary School Library

June 16 -- Water and Sewer Commission Meeting -- 7:00 pm, Utility Office (side entrance)

June 17 -- Capital Improvement Program (CIP) Committee Meeting -- 6:30 pm, Fire Station

June 22 -- Ashland Town Library Trustees Meeting -- 6:00 pm, Ashland Town Library

June 23 -- Electric Commission Meeting -- 7:00 pm, Utility Office

June 24 -- Planning Board Work Session -- 6:30 pm, Town Office

June 29 -- Economic Development Committee Meeting -- 6:30 pm, Fire Station

Upcoming Community Events

Register your child for Ashland's Summer Camp Program with Ashland's Park & Recreation Director at the Booster Club or at the Town Office. Session dates are June 29-July 10; July 13-July 24; or July 27-August 7.

June 3 -- "The Man from Vermont: Charles Ross Taggart, The Old Country Fiddler" Presented by Adam Boyce -- 6:30 pm, Booster Clubhouse. Sponsored by the Friends of the Ashland Town Library and the NH Humanities Council.

June 5 -- Movie in the Park -- "Big Hero 6" -- 8:0 pm, Ashland Ball Field. (Rain Date June 6) Presented by the Ashland Area Recreation Association. Sponsored by Jeremy Hiltz Excavating Inc. Concessions will be sold. Bring your chair or blanket.

June 23 -- "Songs of Old New Hampshire" Presented by Jeff Warner. 7:00 pm, Railroad Station Museum. Sponsored by the Ashland Historical Society.

June 29 -- Book Discussion Group -- 7:00-8:00 pm, Ashland Town Library. This month's selection is "A Star for Mrs. Blake" by April Smith. Copies are available at the 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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