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


After School Program forms available for 2016-2017 school year

JOB Opportunity -- Transfer Station Attendant
JOB Opportunity
-- Electric Department Assistant Superintendent

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

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

September 27 -- Economic Development Committee Meeting Agenda -- 6:30pm, Fire Station

September 27 -- Electric Commission Meeting -- 7:00pm, Utilities Office

September 28 -- Water and Sewer Commission Work Session Agenda -- 9:00am, Utilities Office (side entrance)

September 28 -- Planning Board Work Session Agenda -- 6:30pm, Town Office

September 28 -- Conservation Commission Agenda -- 6:30pm, Town Office

September 29 -- Ashland Town Library Trustees Meeting -- 6:00pm, Ashland Town 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

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

September 26 -- Adult Coloring -- 6:00-7:00pm, Ashland Town Library. Coloring sheets, colored pencils, colored pens will be provided or bring your own.

September 26 -- Book Discussion Group -- 7:00-8:00pm, Ashland Town Library. This month's book selection is "When I Found You" by Catherine Ryan Hyde.  The October selection will be "After You" by Jojo Moyes.

September 27 -- Teen Coloring -- 6:00-7:00pm, Ashland Town Library. For teens and children ages 10 and up. Coloring sheets, colored pencils, colored pens will be provided or bring your own.

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

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

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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