Town Office – This is the official Nelson Town Government Website
Click below for Town Meeting Sample Ballot
Click below to view 2024 Warrant and MS-636
Annual Town Elections
Tuesday March 12, 2024
Nelson Town Hall
Polls will be open from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Annual Town Meeting
Saturday March 16, 2024
Nelson Town Hall
Request for Absentee Ballot for Town Elections: Click Below
Open Positions for Nelson 2024 Town Elections
New Hampshire Presidential Primary Election Sample Ballot
Click below for Election Results:
Click below for Republican Ballot:
Click below for Democratic Ballot:
2nd Selectmen’s Informational Forum on Full-time Police Chief
Tuesday January 30, 2024 at 7:00 PM in the Nelson Town Hall
The Select Board would like to thank all residents who attended last week’s forum on November 28th regarding our proposal for a full time Police Chief. We appreciate your participation in the process, it’s very helpful with our decision making. Our goal was to provide you with as much information as possible and have a voice for town directives. We felt the forum was well attended and provided an opportunity for a good discussion of the proposal presented. We gained a lot of insight into the feelings of those who attended and thought it provided the opportunity for good questions and suggestions to be raised.
Over the coming weeks we will be researching the questions raised and look at possible alternative options. We plan to hold another forum in January to present our final proposal regarding our Police Department. We cannot stress enough that this will be a Town decision based on votes cast at Town Meeting. What will appear in the budget will represent what we feel is the best option for our town, but the final decision will rest with you.
For those who were not able to attend the forum there are copies of what was presented by us on the table located in the aisleway between the Town Hall and the Library
Cheshire Community Power will soon include Nelson.
For full details and further information click on the link below
Things to know:
Most electric customers will automatically be enrolled. If you want to stay with the “Granite Basic” default option then you need to do nothing.
Cheshire Community Power will be your source of electricity. Eversource will deliver the electricity using the same lines and billing mechanisms you have now.
Community customers will save money, access new rates and products, choose how much renewable electricity to buy, and have the option to enjoy the benefits or opt out if you choose to.
To choose a different supply option (Opt. up) use the online portal or call 1-866-603-POWR. Have your Eversource account number ready so they can easily process your selection.
To opt out use the online portal or call 1-866-603-POWR. Have your Eversource account number ready so they can easily process your request.
Net metering solar customers who have questions should call 1-866-603-POWR. Have your account number ready.
If you buy electricity from a third-party supplier you will not be enrolled in Cheshire Community Power unless you opt in now or in the future. Be sure to double check for early termination fees or penalties from your current supplier if you decide to do this.
Please Note Winter Parking and Annual Road Posting below
Results of Town Elections March 28, 2023
2023 Warrant and Budget (MS-636) and Budget as Approved by voters (MS-232)
Application for Absentee Ballot 2023
Town Election Sample Ballot
Supervisors of the Checklist meetings in preparation of March Elections and Town Meeting
Open positions for Town Elections
click below to view
Reminder: All Dogs must be licensed by April 30th
Contact the Town Clerk as soon as possible to avoid penalties
2022 Town Reports are available in the Town Office and the Library
Winter Parking Regulations
November 1, 2022 through April 15, 2023 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.
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 1st and May 15 of 2023. Exceptions may be granted by the Road Agent. Any person who violates any provision of this section or the rules or regulations made under authority under this section shall be guilty of a violation if a natural person, or guilty of a misdemeanor if any other person: and in addition, shall be liable for the cost of restoration of the highway to a condition satisfactory to the person empowered to give such written permission. Per order of the Nelson Board of Selectmen.
Free COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic
April 29, 2023
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with your contact number.
Please Do this for yourself and those you care about
Nelson Board of Selectmen-Brenna Kucinski, Mike Blaudschun, Don Carlisle
Click below for Town Office COVID-19 Protocols:
Town Office Is Open
Masks are appreciated
1 Person will be served at the inner office at a time
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
Click below for Notice on use of Public Lands and spaces
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, 2022 through April 15, 2023 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
Click below to View and Print:
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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