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

Tribute to Normand DeWolfe

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

Letters of Interest for Opening on Board of Selectmen

Public Notice -- Residents of ASHLAND SCHOOL DISTRICT -- Requesting 4 Ashland residents interested in serving on the SAU Re-Organization Study Committee. UPDATED: See notice for contact information.

After School Program forms available for 2016-2017 school year

JOB Opportunities -- Electric Department Lineman Apprentice and Assistant Superintendent

Board and Committee Vacancies: Submit a letter or email of interest to the Town Administrator. (Updated March 21)
      Budget Committee -- 2 regular members (contact David Ruell c/o Town Office)   
      Zoning Board -- 3 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

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  UPDATED

Upcoming Town Government Meetings

NOTE: The locations of some meetings may change as summer schedules are established. Check the list below prior to meeting to verify location.

August 22 -- Water & Sewer Commission Meeting Agenda -- 10:00am, Utilities Office (side entrance)

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

August 23 -- Electric Commission Meeting -- 6:30pm, Utilities Office

August 24 -- Board of Selectmen Meeting Agenda -- 8:00am, Fire Station

August 24 -- Water & Sewer Commission Work Session Agenda -- 9:00am, Utilities Office (side entrance)

August 24 -- Conservation Commission Meeting Agenda -- 6:30pm, Fire Station

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

August 25 -- Library Trustees Meeting -- 6:00pm, Ashland Town Library

August 31 -- Water & Sewer Commission Work Session -- 9:00am, Utilities Office (side entrance)

September 5 -- LABOR DAY -- Town offices and departments will be closed.

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

Summer Reading Program at the Ashland Town Library -- On Your Mark, Get Set . . . READ. Pick up your reading log at the Ashland Town Library.

Library Book Bingo -- for Adults and Young Adults. Ashland Town Library.

August 19 -- Movie in the Park, "The Good Dinosaur" -- 8:30pm, Ashland Ball Field. Bring your chair or blanket; concessions will be sold. Sponsored by the Ashland Area Recreation Association and the band Just Because, which will also offer some pre-show entertainment.

August 22 -- Adult Coloring -- 6:00-7:00 pm, Ashland Town Library. Coloring sheets and colored pencils and pens will be provided -- or bring your own.

August 27 -- Whitten Wheat Festival / Stone Soup Supper and Ashland Volunteer Appreciation -- 3:00 pm, Whitten House, 23 Pleasant Street, Ashland. More details at the Reuben Whitten Project.

August 28 -- Music in the Park, performers: Entangled Strings (4-5 piece band), 5:30-7:30 pm, Memorial Park. Sponsored by the Ashland Area Recreation Association (AARA).

August 29 -- Book Discussion Group -- 7:00-8:00 pm, Ashland Town Library. This month's selection is "Still Alice" by Lisa Genova. Next month's selection will be "When I Found You" by Catherine Ryan Hyde.

August 30 -- Teen Coloring -- 3:00-4:00pm, Ashland Town Library. Coloring sheets and colored pencils and pens will be provided -- or bring your own.

September 2 -- Pre-School Story Time -- 10:30-11:30am, Ashland Town Library. Resere your space at the circulation desk or call 968-7928.

September 17 -- Town Wide Yard Sale -- 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. Memorial Park sites (with map listing) $10 per space. Listing on Yard Sale map of your own site $5 per site. Registration deadline September 10. Registration forms available at Town Hall, Town Library, Ashland Lumber, Shurfine & Highlites. For more information, contact 968-7716, 968-7706 or

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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