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
2016 Budget and Election Dates and Information

NOTE: THE TOWN OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12, DUE TO CONSTRUCTION.

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.

APPLICATION FOR STATE ABSENTEE BALLOT -- including Presidential Primary, February 9

APPLICATION FOR ABSENTEE BALLOT FOR TOWN ELECTION -- March 8

Open Positions for March 8, 2016, Election -- Filing period is January 20-29.

ASSESSMENT NOTICE here

2015 property values list is also available on the Town Clerk/Tax Collector page and on the Forms and Documents page.

Board and Committee Vacancies: Submit a letter or email of interest to Norm DeWolfe, Chair, Board of Selectmen.
      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

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

February 2 -- Water and Sewer Commission Meeting Agenda -- 7:00pm, Utility Building (side entrance)

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

February 8 -- 4th of July Committee Agenda -- 6:00 pm, Fire Station

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

February 10 -- Heritage Commission Meeting Agenda -- 4:00 pm, Fire Station

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

February 11 -- Town Library Trustees Meeting -- 6:00 pm, Ashland Town Library

February 11 -- Zoning Board of Adjustment Meeting -- Cancelled

February 16 -- Board of Selectmen Public Hearings and Work Session -- 6:00pm, Elementary School Library [Note: Public Hearings at 6pm for Fire Engine Lease/Purchase; 6:15pm for Motor Vehicle Fee; and 6:25pm for USDA Library Grant]

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

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

February 17 -- Conservation Commission Meeting -- 6:30pm, Town Office

February 22 -- Economic Development Committee Meeting -- 6:30pm, Fire Station

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

February 24 -- Water and Sewer Commission Work Session -- 10:00 am, Utility Building (side entrance)

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

2016 BUDGET AND ELECTION DATES AND INFORMATION

January 13 -- School Budget Hearing, by the Budget Committee -- 6:30 pm, Elementary School Cafeteria

January 14 -- Town Budget Hearing, by the Budget Committee -- 7:00 pm, Elementary School Cafeteria

January 15 -- Snow Date for Town or School Budget Hearing -- 6:30 pm, Elementary School Cafeteria

Voters Guide Available

January 30 -- Ashland Deliberative Session (SB2 Meeting) -- 1:00 pm, Elementary School Gymnasium

February 2 -- Ashland School District Deliberative Session -- 7:00 pm, Elementary School Cafeteria

February 2 -- Pemi-Baker Regional School (PRHS) District Deliberative Session -- 6:30 pm, Plymouth Regional High School, Plymouth

February 9 -- NH Presidential Primary, Polls open 8 AM - 7 PM [State Absentee Ballot application available]

March 8 -- Town and School Elections, Polls open 8 AM - 7 PM  [Absentee Ballot application available]

Upcoming Community Events

Affordable Care Act Help -- Note changes: 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.y.

February 5 -- Pre-School Story Time -- 10:30-11:30 am, Ashland Town Library. Reserve your space at the Circulation Desk.

February 11 -- Valentine's Day Story Time -- 6:00-7:00 pm, Ashland Town Library. Reserve your space at the Circulation Desk.

February 12 -- Healthy & Active Kids Night Out -- 6:00-8:30 pm, Booster Club. Valentine's Day theme with fun activities; bring warm outside clothes. $5 per child (grades K-5). Call 968-9209. Sponsored by the Ashland Area Recreation Association.

February 22-26 -- Library Activities for Winter School Vacation Week -- 2:00-5:00 pm, Monday - Friday, Ashland Town Library. Drop-in craft of the day, plus games, puzzles, activities and light snack.

February 29 -- Book Discussion Group -- 7:00-8:00 pm, Ashland Town Library. This month's book selection is Rebecca by Daphne DuMaurier. Next month's selection is Yellow Crocus by Laila Ibrahim.

March 4 -- Pre-School Story Time -- 10:30-11:30 am, Ashland Town Library. Reserve your space at the Circulation Desk.

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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