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 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.


Official notice of open positions and filing period for the March 10, 2015, Town of Ashland election.
Absentee Ballot Request for March 2015

Town Administrator's Report -- January 2015

The Town of Ashland is now accepting credit cards for payment of TAXES ONLY, ONLINE ONLY. Please read this notice carefully, to understand the credit card charges that are incurred and the credit cards that are accepted.

2015 Landfill stickers are available at the Town Office & Recycling Facility -- $2 per vehicle.

2015 Dog licenses will be available at the Town Office.

New Items

     2015 CIP Plan -- Executive Summary and PowerPoint (Presented Oct 6, 2014)
     Code Enforcement Complaint Form
     Citizen Inquiry/Complaint Form
     Right to Know (91-A) Request for Information Procedure and Form

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 full member and 2 alternate members

Advance Notice -- Pemigewasset River Drawdown, September 2015

Upcoming Town Government Meetings

January 21-30 -- FILING PERIOD FOR TOWN & SCHOOL CANDIDATES -- Official Notice

January 24 -- Supervisors of the Checklist Session --11:00-11:30 am, Town Office -- to make additions and corrections to the voters' checklist.

January 26 -- Board of Selectmen Meeting Agenda -- 8:00 am, Town Office

January 26 -- Economic Development Committee Agenda -- 6:30 pm. Fire Station

January 26 -- Supervisors of the Checklist Session -- 7:00-7:30 pm, Town Office -- to make additions and corrections to the voters' checklist.

January 27 -- Zoning Board of Adjustment Meeting -- CANCELLED (Will be Rescheduled)

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

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

January 29 -- Public Hearing, Article 23 -- 6:00 pm, Elementary School Cafeteria

January 31 -- TOWN DELIBERATIVE SESSION (SB2) -- 1:00 pm, Elementary School Gymnasium

February 5 -- SCHOOL DELIBERATIVE SESSION (SB2) -- 7:00 pm, Elementary School Gymnasium

March 10 -- TOWN & SCHOOL ELECTIONS -- 8:00 am - 7:00 pm, Elementary School Gymnasium

Upcoming Community Events

January 23 -- Winter Wonderland Kids Night Out -- 6:00-8:30 pm, Ashland Booster Club. For grades K-5, $5 per child. To register, call 968-9209 or email

January 26 -- Book Discussion Group -- 7:00-8:00 pm, Ashland Town Library. This month's selection is "What She Left Behind" by Ellen Wiseman.

January 29 -- Reading with Willow -- 6:00-7:00 pm, Ashland Town Library. Reserve your child's space at the Library desk or call 968-7928.

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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