Town Office – This is the official Nelson Town Government Website





250th Celebration of Nelson

A Sense of Place


Click Below to view schedule of events

250th Celebration






Annual Town Meeting – Voting Tuesday March 13, 2018 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM Nelson Town Hall


Annual Town Meeting – Business Meeting Saturday March 17, 2018 10:00 AM Nelson Town Hall


Nelson School Warrant 2017-2018

NEL School Budget MS-26 2017-2018


Election Information


Town absentee ballot request form


Please be advised that a number of residents have received Scam telephone calls.  Callers are identifying themselves as representatives of the IRS.    In recent weeks other callers have identified themselves as Eversourse representatives.  All  have demanded money.   THESE ARE SCAMS!  Hang up and alert your police department.   Click to see more info from the Nelson Police Department   scam-alert

2018 Town Elections will be held March 13, 2017

The Business Meeting will be held on Saturday March 17, 2017 at 10:00 AM

Click below to view open Town Positions


Watch video for visually impaired voters –
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Nelson Zoning Ordinances    

Located below in View and Print section                                                                                

April 19, 2016 The Town Wide “Reval” began with a Public Meeting and presentations from NH DRA and Avitar Associates outlining the process to be completed by the end of 2016.

DRA-Assessment Meeting to Begin 2016 Reval

            Notice for Nelson Dog Owners

                                  NOTICE FOR NELSON DOG OWNERS (2)

Nelson’s Historic Ballot Box

9/13/2016       state-primary-results-1

Historic Ballot Box in Nelson    




Please review the  New Terms for Town Hall Rental

See Contract Below

Special Recognition

***On May 12, 2015 the Town of Nelson proudly received the 2015 Preservation Merit Award for Revitalization of the Nelson Town Hall.  This award was presented by the New Hampshire Preservation Alliance at their Annual Preservation Achievement Awards ceremony held in Concord. The NH Preservation Alliance also recognized the following project partners:      Richard Monahon,Architect, Paul Hemmerich, Architect, Ingram Construction Corp., John Waitt Design & Drafting LLC, Trexler Engineering, and Monadnock Folklore Society.                                                                                    Representing the Town at the ceremony: David Upton, Chair of the Select Board, Edie Drinkwater, Administrative Assistant, Russell Thomas, Project Clerk of the Works, Sandy MacKenzie, Chair, Fund Raising Committee, Bert Wingerson, Town Archivist, and Accepting the award, Lisa Sieverts, Town Buildings Committee Recording Secretary.                                                                                                                           Check out the News and Events at :                                                                                                                                       

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Building Permit Application Form

Parade Form and Waiver of Liability 


 Zoning Ordinances Amended 2016

Planning Board Policy Book


The Town Offices are located in the Old Brick Schoolhouse, in the center of the Village. This was active as a school until 1946. It has been retrofitted to accommodate the modern day needs of small town government, but still holds considerable charm within. The Selectmen, Town Clerk, and Town Administrator all conduct their business here, as do other town boards unless a public hearing requires the larger space of the Town Hall next door.

Please click on the appropriate links to the right for more information about individual town boards.

IMG_0351Edie Drinkwater is the town’s executive administrative assistant. She can answer any questions you might have about how the town office works, and she can provide information about building permits, and other items requiring town interaction or approval.


Town of Nelson Tax Maps

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