Town Office – This is the official Nelson Town Government Website

Public Notices

2022 Proposed Zoning Ordinance Amendments

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zoningamendment posting


Winter Parking Regulations

Starting November 1, 2021 through April 15, 2022 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.   


2022 Open Town Positions and Sign-up Information

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Road Closure

Per order of the Board of Selectmen and the Road Agent

The Bridge located at West Shore Road in Nelson will be closed until further notice


Free COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic

was a big success


November 13, 2021

 Grand Prize:  Hand made cutting Board donated by William Dunn valued at $130.00 Winner: Donlin Foreman

 Second Prize: $100 Gift Card to Hamshaw Lumber Winner: Kelly Barker

 Third Prize:  $75 Gift Card to Market Basket Winner: Susan Weaver

 Fourth Prize: $50 Gift Gard to Irving Gas Station  Winner: Andy Wilson


Help Wanted

The Town of Nelson is seeking a Part-time person to cover the duties of Sexton.   This includes interior maintenance and cleaning of all Town buildings as well as exterior grounds care including mowing and snow blowing.  Please send a resume or call the Nelson Town Office,  7 Nelson Common Road,  Nelson, NH 03457  Phone: 603 847-0047 to set up an appointment


Help one another stay safe

The Nelson Selectmen encourage everyone eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.  We care about each and every member of our community and believe this may help to save your life or that of your family and friends.  Anyone needing assistance with scheduling an appointment or in need of transportation please call the Town Office at 603-847-0047 or email with your contact number.                                               

Please Do this for yourself and those you care about 

Nelson Board of Selectmen-Brenna Kucinski, Maury Collins, Bill Dunn

Click below for Town Meeting Minutes

2021 Signed Town Meeting Minutes for Nelson 001

Click below for 2021 Town Election Results


Click below for Town Office COVID-19 Protocols:

Town Office Covid-19 Protocols001

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:

Nelson public info regarding reval assessing update 2021

Frequently Asked Questions Nelson

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 2022.  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.

Click below for Notice on use of Public Lands and spaces

PUBLIC NOTICE Use of Public Lands

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

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Hazard Mitigation Plan Update Approval

Winter Parking Regulations

Starting November 1, 2021 through April 15, 2022 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

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

Historic Ballot Box in Nelson    



Please review the  New Terms for Town Hall Rental

See Contract Below

View and Print:

Building Permit Application Form

Parade Form and Waiver of Liability 


2017 Amended Zoning Ordinances

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.


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

Nelson NH 2021


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