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.

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 twice monthly Town Bulletin. To receive Info-Blasts or Town Bulletins, use the sign-up box in the right-hand column on the front page of the website.

Economic Development Committee (EDC) -- The establishment of the EDC was formally approved by the Board of Selectmen at their April 21, 2014, meeting.

Financial Report (Audit Year ended December 31, 2013)

New Documents:
Citizen Inquiry/Complaint Form
Right to Know Information Request Form and Procedure
Property Tax Assessment and Abatement

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 alternate member
Conservation Committee -- 1 full member

Re-Posting -- Notice of Sale of Personal Property

Upcoming Town Government Meetings

August 18 -- Board of Selectmen Work Session Agenda -- 7:00 pm, Elementary School Library

August 19 -- Economic Development Committee Meeting Agenda -- 6:30 pm, Fire Station

August 19 -- Water and Sewer Commission Meeting -- 7:00 pm, Utility Office (side entrance)

August 20 -- Water and Sewer Commission Work Session -- 10:00 am, Utility Office (side entrance)

August 20 -- Conservation Commission Meeting -- 6:30 pm, Town Hall

August 20 -- Capital Improvement Program Committee Meeting -- 6:30 pm, Fire Station

August 21 -- Board of Selectmen Meeting Agenda -- 9:10 am, Town Hall

August 22 -- HEAL Steering Committee Meeting Notice -- 3:00 pm, Town Hall

August 22 -- HEAL Community Garden Committee Agenda -- 3:30 pm, Town Hall

August 26 -- Electric Commission Meeting Agenda -- 7:00 pm, Utility Office

August 27 -- Planning Board Work Session -- 6:30 pm, Town Hall

Upcoming Community Events

August 14 -- "Fun at the Beach" Story Time -- 6:00-7:00 pm, Ashland Town Library. Sign up at the front desk to reserve your space.

August 19 -- "The U.S.S. Constitution -- All Hands on Deck!" Presentation by Brad Wolff -- 7:00 pm, Ashland Railroad Station Museum.

August 20 -- Appraisal Day -- 5:00-6:30 pm, Glidden Toy Museum. Appraisal of antiques, collectibles, books and pictures. $4 per item; $10 for 3 items.

August 20 -- "Lake Water Quality: What Does It Mean for the Future of NH's Lakes? What Does It Mean to You." 6:00-7:30 pm, Meredith Community Center. Presented by Sara Steiner, for the Waukewan and Winona Watershed Protective Association.

August 21 -- Reading with Willow -- 6:00 pm, Ashland Town Library. Sign up at the front desk to reserve your time.

August 22 -- Movie in the Park -- "Despicable Me 2" -- 8:30 pm, Ashland Ball Field. Sponsored by The Common Man; presented by the Ashland Area Recreation Association. Free. Bring your blanket or chair. (Rain date: Aug 23)

August 25 -- Book Discussion Group -- 7:00-8:00 pm, Ashland Town Library. This month's selection is The Dry Grass of August by Anna Jean Mayhew. Copies are available at the Library.

August 26 -- Ashland 150th Anniversary Committee Meeting -- 6:00 pm, Ashland Railroad Station

August 28 -- Reading with Willow -- 6:00 pm, Ashland Town Library. Sign up at the front desk to reserve your time.

August 28 -- Friends of the Ashland Town Library Meeting -- 7:00 pm, Ashland Town Library

September 12 -- Movie in the Park -- Save the date; more information coming.

September 20 -- Town Wide Yard Sale -- 9:00 am - 3:00 pm.

September 26 -- Movie in the Park -- Save the date; more information coming.

September 27 -- Household Hazardous Waste Collection -- 9:00 am - Noon, Plymouth Recycling Center.

Online Services

Vehicle Registration

Dog Licensing

Property Taxes

Code Red Emergency Communications Network

Pay Your Electric Bills

Pay Water/Sewer Bills

Official Ashland Videos

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