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Phone Numbers
Selectmen's Office
603-744-3559
Town Clerk/Tax Collector
603-744-8454
Public Works Department & Transfer Station
603-744-8025
Non-emergency Police Dept.
603-744-5423
Non Emergency Fire Dept..
603-744-2735
For all other numbers....
See the individual department and board/commission pages



TOWN CLERK ONLINE SERVICES
Click here to access
(Vehicle Registrations, Dog Licensing and Vital Records requests)

TAX COLLECTOR ONLINE SERVICES
Click here to access
(Tax Payments)




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Welcome to the
"New Hampton
Connection"

About the Connection,
and how to sign up


Click here to read current
and past Connections...


QUICK LINKS:
 
Tapply-Thompson Community Center
Recreational Opportunities and Events
Click here to be redirected to their website.
 
Access their new "Online Catalog".
 
 


Congressional Delegation
Click here to be redirected to the nh.gov website to get information on New Hampshire’s Representatives.

Executive Council – District 1
Click here to be redirected to the nh.gov website Executive Council webpage.

New Hampton’s Legislators
Click here to be redirected to the NH General Court’s website to get information on New Hampton’s Senator and Representative.

Town of New Hampton - Online Privacy Policy
Privacy Policy
Updated: 12/10/2019
 
The Town of New Hampton operates   http://www.new-hampton.nh.us .  This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use and disclosure of Personal Information we receive from users of the Site.
 
We use your Personal Information only for providing and improving the Site. By using the Site, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy.


Information Collection And Use
    While using our Site, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you. Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to your name and/or email address for the purpose of distributing our community newsletter.
     EB2gov.com: In the process of making online tax payments, licensing of dogs, motor vehicle registration and vital records requests, the Town of New Hampton use the services of EB2gov.com.  To learn more about EB2gov.com, click on this link: https://www.eb2gov.com
    When you choose to use the online tax payment system, you are voluntarily making the choice to share your personal information with EB2gov.com.  In order to process your payment they collect, among other things, your name, address, credit card information. EB2gov.com is solely responsible for the protection and management of your personal information when you use their online service.
    To read the Privacy Policy of EB2gov.com, click on this link:
https://www.eb2gov.com/privacy-policy.asp 


Log Data
Click here for information on the Log Data.

Communications
Cookies
Security

Changes To This Privacy Policy
Click here for further information on Communications, Cookies, Security, and Changes to this Privacy Policy.
 
Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us: Town of New Hampton: 603.744.3559.
Board of Selectmen:  selectmen@new-hampton.nh.us
 


Web Site Policy Regarding Information and External Links
The Town of New Hampton website is for informing the residents of New Hampton of civic activities within the town of New Hampton, Newfound area and surrounding Lakes Region area. It is not for soliciting, sales/promotional activities or promoting political agendas. The Town will only allow information and links to county, state, federal governmental agencies, school activities, activities of civic or non-profit organizations and related services that are determined may benefit the New Hampton residents. Adopted by the Board of Selectmen 4/19/2010


DISCLAIMER:
This website does not contain all Town regulations and ordinances. Additional ordinances are posted in the lobby of the Town Office.

The Town of New Hampton has prepared this web site as a public resource for informational purposes only. It is intended, but not promised or guaranteed, to be correct, complete and up-to-date. The links within this site may let you leave this site (the "linked sites"). The linked sites are not under the control of the Town and the Town is not responsible for or warranty the accuracy of the contents of any linked site, or any link contained in a linked site or any changes, updates or modifications to such sites. The Town provides these links only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by the Town, of the site or any association with their operations.






Click here to view all public notices

Latest News: 

NH residents encouraged to use online fire permit program (more...)

The Belknap County Drug Task Force along with participating area law enforcement agencies cannot be successful without the assistance and support of the citizens.  We welcome... (more...)

New Hampton Historical Society Membership form (more...)

New Hampton Garden Club (more...)

Take Precautions Against Multiple Diseases Carried by Ticks (more...)

Social Day Care Program for Seniors with Alzheimers (more...)

Introducing the new "Belknap House" (more...)

Track Your Ballot (more...)

Free NH Alerts Cellphone App from NHDOS (more...)

Important Information on Smoke Alarms (more...)
 
VIEW ALL LATEST NEWS ITEMS...


New Hampton Nature-Fitness Trail

New pedestrian trail...Take a nice stroll (more...)

Click here for Trail Guidelines

Facebook page and facebook page disclaimer

 



New Hampton Transfer Station Hours
Mon......8 am - 4 pm
Wed....10 am - 4 pm
Sat........8 am - 4 pm

 
Click here to go to Transfer Station page
with more information. 
 
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In Need of Transportation??
Mid-State Regional Ride Resource Directory lists transportation services throughout NH, connecting people to transportation services in the community. Some services listed are free, some by donation, and some have reduced fees.
 
Go to www.midstatercc.org to be redirected to their website for further information.
 
 
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Community Action Program
Your Resource for Healthy Aging – serving communities throughout Belknap and Merrimack Counties.
Click here to be redirected to their website.
 
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Rural Transportation Services offers door to door demand response transit services through their senior centers. Or become a volunteer through the Volunteer Driver Program.
 
Go to: www.bm-cap.org to be redirected to their website for further information.
 


Health Tips
From the NH Dept of
Health and Human Services

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Prevention Guidelines for West Nile Virus
West Nile Virus Risk Map for New Hampshire


Tick bites and Lyme Disease Treatment


Newfound Area Nursing Association
Our Mission

  The Newfound Area Nursing Association is committed to providing quality home health care to all families in our communities.

  Our services, programs and clinics are designed to promote quality of life, independent living through treatment and education, a sense of well-being through compassionate care and optimism for improved future health.

Click here to be directed to their website.



Well Testing
Information about water quality testing for private wells - from the N.H. Dept. of Environmental Services



New Fire Chief


Pictured: Fire Chief Lang with Police Chief Tyrrell
 
The Town of New Hampton is pleased to announce that Kevin Lang has been named as the new Fire Chief, as Chief Michael Drake has retired.
 
Chief Lang had joined the New Hampton Fire Department in 1980.  He subsequently left the department for a period of time, only to return in 2008 when Fire Chief Drake came back to serve as the Chief.  Kevin had served as the Deputy Fire Chief since 2010.  His certifications include: Advanced EMT, CDL-A Driver, Level II Firefighter, Forest Fire Warden, Engineer and ICS & NIMS Certified.  Chief Lang said he looks forward to ensuring the safety and welfare of the local citizens and guests, enjoys all things mechanical, and resides in New Hampton. 

 
Christmas Tree Lighting
 

Town Common, Main Street, New Hampton
Saturday, December 5th at 6:00 PM

Santa will arrive to help with the tree lighting and give a Christmas message to the children, without leaving his vehicle.

Please maintain social distancing while remaining in your family bubble and per the Governor’s orders, face masks are required.

 
2020 Tax Rate is Set

The 2020 second issue Tax Bills are being sent with a due date of December 21, 2020.

The new 2020 tax rate is $17.95 per $1,000 of assessed valuation.
 

If you do not receive your tax bill by the end of November you should contact the Tax Collector’s office at (603) 744-8454 so a duplicate can be issued.
** Please be advised that if you are a new property owner or made a recent address change, we may not have your current mailing address. 
 
THERE ARE SEVERAL WAYS TO PAY YOUR BILL:
  • You can pay your bill online at: www.new-hampton.nh.us under Tax Collector Online Services.
  • Mail it to PO Box 538, New Hampton, NH 03256 with check made payable to the "Town of New Hampton" and the bottom portion detached.
  • Make an appointment to pay in person by calling the Tax Collector at 603-744-8454.
  •  

Job Opening

TOWN OF NEW HAMPTON
 The Town of New Hampton has an opening for a part-time
TRANSFER STATION ATTENDANT

Candidates will be provided training in recycling and obtain certification from the State of New Hampshire for operation of the transfer station/recycling center. 
 
This part-time position is 3 days, 18 hours a week. The applicant must be able to perform manual tasks related to this position.  A job description is available upon request.

Interested persons can obtain an application from the town office and submit the application with 2 current letters of recommendation to:
New Hampton Town Office
6 Pinnacle Hill Road
New Hampton, NH 03256

An Equal Opportunity Employer
 
Honor our Veterans
Fundraiser for Veteran's Memorial

MATCHING DONOR CHALLENGE


 
In July an anonymous donor has come forward to assist the Town of New Hampton to complete it’s plans for the creation of a memorial recognizing those from our community who have served in the US military.

Donations will be matched, dollar for dollar up to $5,000
 
Double the impact of your contribution by considering a donation during the Matching Donor Challenge.  Please make your check payable to: “New Hampton Veterans Memorial Trust
 

Bringing the Presence of the Past into the Present
The History Corner

What could it be?


Here is a puzzler for the holidays. Cleaning the attic of the Gordon-Nash Library we found this “contraption,” which we donated to the New Hampton Historical Society (and the members were thrilled with the gift). Any guesses as to what it might be?
 
Please send your answers to the NHHS at newhamptonhistory@gmail.com    
 
For more information on the history of the town, please visit the New Hampton Historical Society website at https://www.newhamptonhistory.org/
Kent Bicknell
Historian, NHHS
Curator of Special Collections
The Gordon-Nash Library at New Hampton School
November 20, 2020

 

Change in Selectmen's Office Hours

Beginning immediately the Selectmen's Office Hours are:
Monday, Tuesday, Friday.... 8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Wednesday & Thursday... 10:00 am to 4:00 pm


 

Gordon-Nash Library Curbside

Curbside is now open at Gordon-Nash Library!

Please see their website, www.gordonnashlibrary.org, for reservation instructions.

Renovations to the Gordon-Nash Library are now complete. For news, photos and videos on renovations, etc. visit their frequently updated website (https://gordonnashlibrary.org/) and to “friend” our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/gordonnashlib ).
  

 
Governor's Proclamation

Due To Fire Danger

…it shall be unlawful for any person in the State to
o   Kindle an open fire, including fires built for camping, the burning of debris, or warming, on all public trails or other public property, excluding public campgrounds
o   smoke a pipe, cigar and/or cigarette outdoors in or near public woodlands or on public trails
o   kindle a category 3 “fire;” a fire greater than 4 feet in diameter or a fire not contained within a ring of fire resistive material
 
What this means is:
·        All fires are prohibited on public lands, except in a campground
·        Category 3 fires “brush piles” are banned everywhere, public and private lands
·        Category 1 and 2 fires are allowed on private property with a fire permit
·        No smoking is allowed in or near public woodlands or on public trails
 
Eversource Activity in New Hampton

Eversource will be performing activity in the power line corridor.  It will include wetland delineation and data collection, inspection and treatment of structures, and survey work. 
Click here for further details.
 
Voting and COVID-19

COVID-19 related registration and voting instructions:

Click here for information on registering absentee (by mail) and voting absentee (by mail).
Click here for the State Absentee Ballot Request form.

 
Office Hours During State of Emergency

The Town Clerk/Tax Collector's new office hours
during the State of Emergency, are as follows:


Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 
8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Closed for lunch noon - 1:00 pm
Thursdays
10:00 am to 7:00 pm; Closed for lunch noon - 1:00 pm
FRIDAYS - CLOSED 

Reminder: make an appointment if your business cannot be done
by phone, online, or through the mail.

 

Face Masks Required

Please be advised that when you're visiting the Town Offices
to transact any business
we are requiring that you wear a face covering.

 

Job Opening for Part-Time Employment
The office of the Town Clerk/Tax Collector is accepting applications for a part-time deputy.  This position is open until filled. 

Click here for further information.

 
Elevated Wildfire Risk
NH’s dry summer has elevated wildfire risk
 
With all of New Hampshire experiencing abnormally dry or moderate drought conditions, the N.H. Forest Protection Bureau and the N.H. Fire Marshall’s Office are asking all residents and visitors to New Hampshire to pay extra attention to how their summertime activities might unintentionally start a wildfire.

Ninety percent of wildfires in New Hampshire are caused by human factors, including campfires, unattended cooking fires and fireworks. The state experiences 200 wildfires on average each year, with a total of 200-250 acres impacted.

Dry conditions throughout the region have increased the quantity of available fuels that can easily ignite and quickly become a wildfire. A single ember from a campfire or an errant spark from fireworks landing on dried grass, leaves or other combustible items can ignite and become a wildfire that results in property damage, personal injury or even loss of life.

“While summer is a fun season, every year people are injured and property is damaged because of individuals who are not aware that their activities can lead to wildfire incidents,” said State Fire Marshal Paul J. Parisi.  “One of the best ways to help control loss caused by wildfires in New Hampshire is by obtaining a fire permit before you start your burn,” said Forest Protection Bureau Chief Steven Sherman. “Fire permits give local first responders the opportunity to inform the public about current fire conditions in the area and whether or not it is safe to burn that day.”

In New Hampshire, fire permits are required for all open outdoor burning, which includes debris fires, campfires and bonfires. Seasonal permits are available for specific locations that may have recurring fires, such as home fire pits and campgrounds. The permits are available online at nhfirepermit.com.
The N.H. Forest Protection Bureau is part of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources’ Division of Forests and Lands, which protects and promotes the value provided by trees, forests and natural communities. For more information about the Division of Forests and Lands and the work of its Forest Protection Bureau, visit nh.gov/nhdfl or call 603-271-2214.


 
Transfer Station to Begin Some Recycling
 
 Effective on Monday, June 15th the Transfer Station will begin taking
clean cardboard (corrugated) and cans

 
We continue to follow the recommendations and guidelines provided by Federal, State and Local Health officials to help curb the spread of COVID-19 and protect our community. 

While the State of Emergency remains in effect we will continue to direct glass and plastic into the compactor with all household trash.   We continue to limit the number of vehicles at the compactor to a maximum of 2.  The “mall” will remain closed for the duration of the State of Emergency.

Your understanding and cooperation is greatly appreciated.

 

BEWARE - Scams Related to Covid-19

Criminals are using concerns about the coronavirus for email and phone scams

SCAM ALERT - 4/14/20, from the NH Attorney General's Office: Stimulas Payments

Avoiding Scams, 3/26/20 - from the NH Det. of Justice, Office of the Attorney General.
  1. If you are looking for news or information on the coronavirus, visit known reputable websites like the N.H. Dept. of Health & Human Service, U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC) or the World Health Organization.
  2. Social Media companies are cracking down on ads spreading coronavirus conspiracies and fake cures, some ads may make it past their review process. Remember, it’s best to seek information on the disease from official sources like those mentioned above.
  3. Be on the lookout for phishing emails, which may appear to come from a trusted source. Remember, you can look at the sender’s details – specifically the part of the email address after the ‘@’ symbol – in the ‘From’ line to see if it looks legitimate.
  4. Be wary of emails or phone calls offering unexpected or unprompted information. Also be aware of emails from unfamiliar sources that contain links or attachments. Do not click on these links, as they could be embedded with malware.
  5. Remember, the no Governmental agency or reputable business will call you and ask for your Social Security number, Bank details, PIN numbers / passwords or other personally identifiable information.
In just the past few days we have seen emails advertising:
  • Cures – there is no cure or preventative vaccine.
  • Stock opportunities for companies about to announce a cure.
  • Programs to purchase early disbursement of Federal stimulus money.
  • Free phones for people quarantined at home
  • Charities and Crowdfunding… Don’t let anyone to rush you into making a donation, especially if they want the donation in cash, gift cards or wire transfer.

Guidance on When to Call 911

IMPORTANT: In an effort to assist residents and visitors with the decision to call 911 and/or to go to the emergency department, the State of New Hampshire EMS has created a Public Service Announcement (PSA).  The PSA linked below is an in depth two-minute video available on YouTube.  

2-minute PSA Video Link

 
Covid-19 Information

Refer to the following reputable websites for up-to-date information:

NH Dept of Health & Human Services -
DHHS will continue to issue COVID-19 updates each day to provide media and the public with current information about the State’s efforts.  Click here to get day by day updates.

NH Division of Public Health Services, Bureau of Infectious Disease Control

(CDC) US Center for Disease Control

World Health Organization


 
New Hampton Town Offices
Friday, March 20th
 
Effective Immediately … The door to the Town Clerk/Tax Collector and Selectmen’s offices will be locked during business hours, though personnel remain available to serve you by phone, email, mail, or by appointment, as we continue to follow the recommendations and guidelines provided by Federal, State and Local Health officials.  We are taking the appropriate steps to help curb the spread of COVID-19 and protect our community.  For the duration of the State of Emergency we are implementing a ‘by appointment’ only.  Your understanding and cooperation is greatly appreciated.”

Many of the services of the Town Office, Clerk and Tax Collector can be provided via the internet, mail or telephone.

Please call the appropriate office and we will be happy to assist you:
Selectmen's Office         744-3559
Town Clerk / Tax Collector        744-8454

If after discussing your needs we determine you still need to come to the office we will schedule you an appointment based upon your needs .
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  •  If you have traveled internationally in the last 14 days OR have been in close contact with someone who has or is suspected of having the Coronavirus
AND
  • You have symptoms of fever, cough and shortness of breath
...please do not come to the Office or attend Public Meetings.  The recommendation of Public Health officials is to isolate yourself at home and call your doctor’s office for advice.

 

Police Department - Limited Access

We continue to follow the recommendations and guidelines provided by Federal, State and Local Health officials, taking the appropriate steps to help curb the spread of COVID-19 and protect our community; therefore, effective immediately, the Police Department will begin limiting access to the Public Lobby of the Police Department.  Individuals needing copies of Police Reports, Pistol Permit Renewals, or initial Applications should call the department at 603-744-5423 to speak with an Officer or the Administrative Assistant.

New Hampton Police Department will have officers available to respond to emergency calls, crimes in progress, and preventative patrol within the community.  Department personnel remain available to serve you by phone, mail, or by appointment.  The 24-hour connection to the Dispatch Center is available by using the Call Box located to the right of the department’s front door.

We understand these precautions are not ideal, but we feel they are necessary to protect the public, our employees, and help our agency provide the Town with the best possible police service to keep our community safe and healthy. 

 
Emergency Orders

State of New Hampshire
Office of the Governor

The following are Emergency Orders pursuant to Executive Order 2020-04:

 
Order #2 - Temporary prohibition on scheduled gathering of 50+ people and onsite food & beverage consumption.
Order #3 - Temporary prohibition on disconnection or discontinuance of certain services.
Order #4 - Temporary prohibition on evictions and foreclosures.
Order #5 - Access to State employment benefits for individual impacted by Covid-19.
Order #11 - Temporary authority to perform secure remote online notarization.
Order #12 - Temporary modification of public access to meetings under RSA 91-A.
Order #16 - Temporary prohibition of scheduled gatherings of 10 or more attendees.
Order #23 - Temporary modification of municipal & local government statutory requirements.



 

COVID-19...Information for Businesses

(from the NH Dept of Business & Economic Affairs)
 
The past few weeks have presented challenges not only here in New Hampshire, but all over the world. The Department of Business and Economic Affairs has already heard from hundreds of businesses and we are working with our federal and state partners to bring forward resources to help address the needs of our business community.
 
I wanted to let you know that we have just launched a one-stop resource for businesses needs during this difficult time and it will be updated regularly.  The following link will direct you to the the website: https://www.nheconomy.com/covid19
  
Governor Sununu requested a disaster declaration from the US Small Business Administration to speed the delivery and access of federal low interest loan products to New Hampshire businesses.  On March 18, New Hampshire received a statewide declaration of disaster from the Small Business Administration, which means that business in all counties within New Hampshire are eligible for the loan program. More information is available on our web portal (above).
 
This situation is unlike anything we have seen before.  On the upside, we go into this downturn with many strong economic fundamentals.  Our goal is to do whatever we can to reduce the financial burden facing businesses across this state in hopes that when we come out the other side of COVID-19, we do so in as strong of a position as possible.  I urge you to use BEA and other state resources to help you in this regard.  We will not be able to solve every issue but we are damn well going to try.  I say all the time our strength in this state are our communities, and among the most admirable of those is New Hampshire’s business community.  
 
I wish you, your families, and your employees the best for whatever is next.  BEA and the State of New Hampshire are here if you need us.  
 
Respectfully,
Taylor Caswell, Commissioner
Department of Business & Economic Affairs

 
Meredith CAP Office - Temporary Closure

The Community Action Program - Meredith Area Center will be closing as of Monday March 23rd in an effort to help curb the spread of COVID-19 (the Coronavirus) and protect our employees and those we serve in the community.

The Laconia Area Center will remain open, but will not be accepting applications in person.  Call 603-524-5512 for assistance in making a virtual application.

The Meredith Food Pantry will remain open at this time, but in an effort to reduce large gatherings of people please call 603-279-4096 to discuss how your needs can be addressed.

Thank you for your understanding.
 
Road Surface Management System Report Results

In March the town voted to approve appropriations to perform an inventory and evaluation of paved town roads using a road surface management software (RSMS) to develop a detailed management plan with recommendations for future improvements.  The Lakes Region Planning Commission performed this assessment and created this plan in partnership with the NH Department of Transportation and UNH Technology Transfer Center. Inventory and Assessments were entered into the RSMS software for analysis, prioritization, and generation of repair strategies. Repair strategies and a 10-year budget plan have been prepared in partnership with the town and presented within this report.  This management plan will be used as a tool by the Highway Dept. 

Click here for the results of that report.
 
Stop the Spread of Japanese Knotweed

The New Hampshire Department of Agriculture, Markets & Food has provided the Selectmen’s Office with more information relative to Japanese knotweed.  This is a highly invasive plant.  The intent of the information is to modify municipal roadway construction and/or maintenance, and residential and commercial development to help stop the spread of Japanese knotweed as well as managing existing populations.
 
Click here to see the publication: Preventing the Spread of Japanese knotweed, Best Management Practices.

Click here to see the publication: NH Guide to Upland Invasive Species.

Click here for the invasive species information, control measures, and fact sheets on the NH Dept. of Agriculture, Markets & Food website.

 
Police Department Activity
Click below for the most recent activity:

October 2020

Click here to be re-directed to the Police Department page to view activity for previous weeks