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

Click here to view videos of the Ashland municipal meetings.

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.

Nominations for Mary Ruell Citizen of Ashland Award due by April 18, 2016. See information here.

Board and Committee Vacancies: Submit a letter or email of interest to Norm DeWolfe, Chair, Board of Selectmen. (Updated March 21)
      Budget Committee -- 3 regular members (contact David Ruell c/o Town Office)   
      Zoning Board -- 1 regular member 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

For Your Information:
     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

Upcoming Town Government Meetings

April 26 -- Ashland 150th Anniversary Committee Meeting Agenda -- 6:00 pm, Fire Station

April 26 -- Economic Development Committee Meeting Agenda -- 6:30 pm, Fire Station

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

April 27 -- Water and Sewer Commission Meeting Agenda -- 9:00 am, Utility Office (side entrance)

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

April 27 -- Conservation Commission Meeting Agenda -- 6:30 pm, Town Office

May 2 -- Board of Selectmen Meeting -- 6:30 pm, Elementary School Library

May 3 -- Planning Board Site Walk Agenda -- 5:00 pm, 83 Deport Street

May 3 -- Ashland School Board Meeting -- 6:30 pm, Elementary School Library

May 3 -- Water & Sewer Commission Meeting -- 6:30 pm, Utility Office (side entrance)

May 4 -- Planning Board Meeting and Public Hearing -- 6:30 pm, Elementary School Library

May 10 -- Electric Commission Meeting -- 7:00 pm, Utility Office

May 11 -- Housing Standards Board Meeting -- 4:00 pm, Fire Station

May 11 -- Budget Committee Meeting -- 6:30 pm, Elementary School Library

May 12 -- Town Library Trustees Meeting -- 6:00 pm, Ashland Town Library

May 12 -- Zoning Board of Adjustment Meeting -- 6:30 pm, Elementary School Library

May 16 -- Board of Selectmen Work Session -- 6:30 pm, Elementary School Library

May 17 -- Water & Sewer Commission Meeting -- 6:30 pm, Utility Office (side entrance)

May 18 -- Capital Improvement Program (CIP) Meeting -- 6:30 pm, Fire Station

May 18 -- Conservation Commission Meeting -- 6:30 pm, Town Office

May 24 -- Electric Commission Meeting -- 7:00 pm, Utility Office

May 25 -- Planning Board Work Session -- 6:30 pm, Town Office

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.

April 25-29 -- April Vacation Day Camp -- 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday - Friday, Ashland Booster Club. Games, arts and crafts, and a trip. $25 per child per day. Call 968-9209 for questions.

May 6 -- Pre-School Story Time -- 10:30-11:30 am, Ashland Town Library. Stories, crafts and play-time! Stop at the Circulation Desk or call 968-7928 to reserve space.

May 26 -- Flower Power Story Time -- 6:00-7:00 pm, Ashland Town Library. Stories, crafts and fun for children 5 and up. Sign up at the circulation desk or call 968-7928 to reserve space.

Ashland 4th of July Celebration -- Fireworks on Saturday, July 2 (rain date July 3) -- Parade on Monday, July 4, at 10am  (More details will be forthcoming)

August 17 -- "Brewing in New Hampshire" -- 7:00 pm, Booster Club. A Humanities to Go Program, sponsored by the Friends of the Ashland 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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