Town Office – This is the official Nelson Town Government Website
The Town Clerk’s office will be closed on Thursday September 9, 2021 and Thursday October 14, 2021
Click below for Town Meeting Minutes
Click below for 2021 Town Election Results
Click below for Town Office COVID-19 Protocols:
Town Office Is Open with Limited Access
Masks must be worn at all times
1 Person will be served at inner office at a time and
1 Person at a time will be allowed to wait in the entry room
All others must wait outside until entry room is clear
For Burn Permit instructions visit the Fire Department page on this site
2021 is the Assessing Update year for Nelson – Click below for information regarding the process and frequently asked questions:
2020 Town Reports are available at the Town Office or at the Library
Please call ahead for pick up
Annual Road Posting
Pursuant to RSA 231:191, no motor vehicle Having a gross weight of six (6) tons or greater shall operate on Town maintained roads Between March 15th and May 15 of 2021. Exceptions may be granted by the Road Agent. Violators will be subject to a fine of $500.00. Per order of the Nelson Board of Selectmen.
USE OF PUBLIC LANDS AND SPACES
Click below for Notice on use of Public Lands and spaces
Avitar Work Protocol Given the COVID-19 Pandemic
In light of the Governor’s announcement regarding the State of Emergency and School closures, we have felt the need to be proactive and safe. Given the contracts we have in place, we still need to work and keep on schedule as much as possible. Our field staff are still out in the field working, however, they have been advised not to enter properties for interior inspections. They will still visit, knock, step back and gather information from the taxpayers at the door and continue on with any exterior work needed. This is in line with the CDC recommendations regarding avoidance of close contact. If taxpayers are sick, they should be advised not to open the door at all. We will be sending letters at a later date to complete interior inspections where needed. The safety of our staff and all taxpayers is one of our top concerns and we will work diligently to ensure everyone stays as safe as possible. We recognize that we may encounter children home alone or with their parents and want to get the word out regarding our protocol. If this pandemic continues, this may alter how we handle the informal hearing process for those towns with updates/revaluations this year, as well. We will post updates as they occur on our website and send further notification if and when things change.
Loren Martin Director, Assessing Operations
URGENT REMINDER TO DOG OWNERS: per NH law, all dogs must be licensed annually by April 30th. Please come to the Town Office to license them. A current rabies certificate is required. The licensing fees range from $3.00 for the first dog of a senior owner to $9.00 for a dog that is not spayed or neutered.
Karen Castelli, Town Clerk/Tax Collector
Hazard Mitigation Plan Update Approval From FEMA
Winter Parking Regulations
Starting November 1, 2019 through April 15, 2021 any vehicle parked on any Class V roadway or any Town Right-of-way in the Town of Nelson, NH during snow and ice removal operations will be towed. Vehicle owners will be responsible for all resulting towing and storage charges.
Nelson’s Historic Ballot Box
Please review the New Terms for Town Hall Rental
See Contract Below
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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.
Edie 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
Hover, then click on map link to open 2021 Map Data
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