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 4th of July Information  

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.

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

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Building Inspector/Code Enforcement Officer

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

June 27 -- Board of Selectmen Meeting Agenda -- 6:00 pm, Town Office

June 28 -- 150th Ashland Anniversary Committee Meeting -- 6:00 pm, Historic Railroad Station

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

June 28 -- Electric Commission Meeting Agenda -- 6:30 pm, Utility Office

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

June 29 -- Water & Sewer Commission Meeting -- 9:00 am, Utility Office (side entrance)

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.

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.

June 27 -- Coloring for Adults, 6:00-7:00 pm, Ashland Town Library.  Coloring sheets and colored pencils provided. Adults only.

June 27 -- Book Discussion Group, 7:00-8:00 pm, Ashland Town Library. This month's selection is A Man Called Ove, by Fredrik Backman. July's selection will be The Storied Life of AJ Fikry, by Gabrielle Zevin.

June 27 - August 5 -- Ashland Summer Day Camp -- Registration Brochure and Activity Calendar

July -- Summer Swimming Lessons -- Ashland Town Beach.  Classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays, July 5 & 7, 12 & 14, 19 & 21, 26 & 28. Registration and more information. Sponsored by the Ashland Park & Recreation Department.

Ashland 4th of July Celebration -- Fireworks on Saturday, July 2 (rain date July 5) -- Parade on Monday, July 4, at 10am  More information here!

July 9 -- Book Sale at Ashland Town Library, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

July 10 -- Music in the Park, performers: Just Because (3-piece band), 5:30-7:30 pm, Memorial Park. Sponsored by the Ashland Area Recreation Association (AARA).

July 19 -- Reuben Whitten Program, 7:00 pm, Whipple House. Includes tour of the Whitten House and Whitten Cemetery. Sponsored by the Ashland Historical Society.

July 24 -- Music in the Park, performers: Doc and Liz Duo, 5:30-7:30 pm, Memorial Park. Sponsored by the Ashland Area Recreation Association (AARA).

July 28 -- "Animal Athletes", 7:00 pm, Ashland Town Library. Presented by a Squam Lake Natural Science Center naturalist.

August 9 -- "Gotta Play", 7:00 pm, Ashland Town Library. A fun, upbeat sing-along show presented bgy Steve Blunt.

August 11 -- "On This Spot Once Stood . . Remembering the Architectural Heritage of New Hampshire", 7:00 pm, Railroad Station Museum. Presented by Maggie Stier. Sponsored by the Ashland Historical Society and Ashland Heritage Commission.

August 14 -- Music in the Park, performers: Uncle Steve and Guest, 5:30-7:30 pm, Memorial Park. Sponsored by the Ashland Area Recreation Association (AARA).

August 17 -- "Brewing in New Hampshire" -- 7:00 pm, Booster Club. A Humanities to Go Program, sponsored by the Friends of the Ashland Town Library.

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).

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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