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.

Town Administrator's Report -- August 2014

Budget Committee Opening: There is a vacancy on the Budget Committee, for one appointed position until March 2015 election. Ashland residents should submit an email or letter of interest, including qualifications, to David Ruell, Chairman, at or at P.O. Box 1254, Ashland, NH 03217, by September 15.

New webpage for the Economic Development Committee (EDC) -- Link from the main menu on the left or under Town Government.

Citizen Inquiry/Complaint Form
Right to Know Information Request Form and Procedure

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
Conservation Committee -- 1 full member

Re-Posting -- Notice of Sale of Personal Property

Advance Notice -- Pemigewasset River Drawdown, September 2015

Upcoming Town Government Meetings

September 12 -- Board of Selectmen Meeting Agenda -- 7:00 am, Town Hall

September 15 -- Board of Selectmen Meeting Agenda -- 8:00 am, Town Hall

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

September 16 -- Economic Development Committee Meeting Agenda -- 6:00 pm, Fire Station

September 16 -- Ashland School Board Meeting -- 6:30 pm, Elementary School Library

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

September 17 -- Water and Sewer Commission Work Session -- 10:00 am, Utility Office (side entrance)

September 18 -- Budget Committee Meeting Agenda -- 5:45 pm, Elementary School Library

September 23 -- 150th Anniversary Committee Meeting -- 6:00 pm, Ashland Railroad Station

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

September 24 -- Planning Board Work Session -- 6:30 pm, Town Hall

October 8 -- HEAL Community Garden Committee Agenda -- 3:30 pm, Elementary School Conference Room

Upcoming Community Events

September 12 -- Movie in the Park "Muppets Most Wanted" -- 8:00 pm -- Ballpark. Sponsored by Squam Lake Plumbing and Heating; Presented by the Ashland Area Recreation Association. (Rain Date, September 13)

September 14 -- 150th Anniversary Kickoff Celebration -- 2:00-5:00 pm, Ashland Railroad Station. Share your ideas, memorabilia and pictures of Ashland and previous celebrations.

September 18 -- Reading with Willow -- 6:00-7:00 pm, Ashland Town Library. Sign up at the desk to reserve your space or call 968-7928.

September 20 -- Town Wide Yard Sale -- 9:00 am - 3:00 pm. Yard sale maps for sale for $1 at Memorial Park.

September 20 -- Book Sale at the Library -- 9:00 am - 3:00 pm. Ashland Town Library on the front lawn.

September 23 -- "New Hampshire's One Room Schools: The Romance and the Reality" by Steve Taylor. 7:00 pm, Elementary School Cafeteria. Free, funded by the NH Humanities Council, sponsored by the Ashland Historical Society.

September 25 -- Harvest Days Story Time -- 6:00-7:00 pm, Ashland Town Library. Sign up at the desk to reserve your space or call 968-7928.

September 26 -- Movie in the Park -- Save the date; more information coming.

September 27 -- Household Hazardous Waste Collection -- 9:00 am - Noon, Plymouth Recycling Center.

September 29 -- Book Discussion Group, "The Gravity of Birds" by Tracy Guzeman. 7:00-8:00 pm, Ashland Town Library.

October 3 -- Pre-School Story Time -- 10:30-11:30 am, Ashland Town Library. Sign up at the desk to reserve your space or call 968-7928.

October 6 -- The Other Book Group, "Revolutionary Road" by Richard Yates -- 7:00-8:00 pm, Ashland Town Library.

October 9 -- "The Granite Kiss: Traditions and Techniques of Building New England Stone Walls" by John Kevin Gardner -- 6:30 pm, Ashland Booster Club. Sponsored by the Ashland Town Library.

Online Services

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Dog Licensing

Property Taxes

Code Red Emergency Communications Network

Pay Your Electric Bills

Pay Water/Sewer Bills

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