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


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.

Parks & Recreation After-School Program -- REGISTRATION FORM AVAILABLE

Job Posting -- After School Program Assistant

Heritage Commission -- Information

Job Posting -- Town Administrator for Ashland, NH

The Ashland Board of Selectmen are asking you to submit your ideal qualifications for our next Town Administrator. Please e-mail your suggestions to Chairman Norm DeWolfe at or drop off your suggestions at the Town Office.

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
      Heritage Commission -- 5 regular members and 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

September 7 -- LABOR DAY -- All town offices and departments will be closed.

September 8 -- Board of Selectmen Meeting -- 6:30 pm, Elementary School Library. Note: Public Hearing on Ordinances at 6:30, followed immediately by the Board of Selectmen Agenda

September 8 -- Electric Commission Meeting -- 7:00 pm, Utility Office

September 9 -- Housing Standards Board Meeting -- 4:00 pm, Fire Station

September 9 -- Capital Improvements Program Committee Meeting -- 6:30 pm, Fire Station

September 9 -- Conservation Commission Meeting -- 6:30 pm, Town Office

September 15 -- Water and Sewer Commission Meeting -- 7:00 pm, Utility Office (side entrance)

September 21 -- Board of Selectmen Work Session -- 7:00 pm, Elementary School Library

September 22 -- Heritage Commission Meeting Agenda -- 4:00 pm, Fire Station

September 22 -- Electric Commission Meeting -- 7:00 pm, Utillity Office

September 28 --Ashland Town Library Trustees Meeting -- 6:00 pm, Ashland Town Library

September 28 -- Economic Development Committee Meeting -- 6:30 pm, Fire Station

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

Upcoming Community Events

Affordable Care Act Help -- 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 4:30-5:30 pm, Ashland Town Library. Enrollment assistance and information provided by Darla Jaquith, Outreach & Enrollment Coordinator, MidState Health Center.

August 24 - September 7 -- Dessert for Whitten House -- Common Man Restaurant, Ashland. The Common Man will donate $1 from the sale of every Red, White and Blue Shortcake to the restoration of the Reuben Whitten House.

Advance Notice -- Pemigewasset River Drawdown, September 2015

September 6 -- 8th Annual Circle Triathlon -- Register at .

September 10 -- Friends of the Library Meeting -- 7:00 pm, Ashland Town Library.

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

September 16 -- "The Victorians: A Morbid Taste for Mourning" presented by Linda Salatiello & Evelyn Auger -- 7:00 pm, St. Mark's Parish Hall. Sponsored by the Ashland Historical Society.

September 17 -- Reading with Willow -- 6:00-7:00 pm, Ashland Town Library. Reserve your space at the Circulation Desk.

September 19 -- Ashland's Town Wide Yard Sale -- 9:00 am - 3:00 pm, Rain or Shine. Sponsored by the Ashland Area Recreation Association (AARA). Registration forms available at the Town Library, Bob's Shurfine Market, Ashland Lumber, Ashland Town Hall and Highlites. Listing on the Yard Sale Map, $5. Site in Memorial Park and a map listing, $10. Deadline for registration forms is September 12.

September 19 -- Book Sale -- 9:00 am to 3:00 pm (during the Town Wide Yard Sale) at the Ashland Town Library. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

September 24 -- Story Time -- 6:00-7:00 pm, Ashland Town Library. Reserve your space at the Circulation Desk.

September 26 -- Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day -- 9:00 am-Noon, Plymouth Recycling Center, 56 Beech Hill Road. See flyer for details.

September 28 -- Book Discussion Group -- 7:00 pm, Ashland Town Library. This month's selection is "The Gravity of Birds" by Tracy Guzeman.

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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