Town Office – This is the official Nelson Town Government Website

Public Notices

Application for Absentee Ballot 2023

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Absentee Ballot Request 2023001


Town Election Sample Ballot

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2023 Town Election Sample Ballot001

Supervisors of the Checklist meetings in preparation of March Elections and Town Meeting

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Meetings of Supervisors of the Checklist


Open positions for Town Elections

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The November 8, 2022 General Election Results:  Click below

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2022 General Election Sample Ballot

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2022 Election – Sample Ballot001


Election Results

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Democratic Voting Results – Town of Nelson002

Republican Voting Results – Town of Nelson003

State Elections Absentee Ballot, Instructions, and Sample Ballot

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State Elections Absentee Ballot and Instructions


Sample Ballot – Nelson – Democratic003

Sample Ballot – Nelson – Republican004



Notice of Public Hearing to accept unanticipated Funds

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Notice of Public Hearing to accept Unanticipated Funds


Reminder:  All Dogs must be licensed by April 30th

Contact the Town Clerk as soon as possible to avoid penalties

Click below for 2022 Town Election Results:

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2021 Town Reports are available in the Town Office and the Library

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Click below for application for Absentee Ballot and sample Ballots





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 9th 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

was a big success


November 13, 2021



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, Al Guida

Click below for Town Office COVID-19 Protocols:

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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

Click below for Notice on use of Public Lands and spaces

PUBLIC NOTICE Use of Public Lands



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, 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

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 


Nelson Zoning Ordinance 2022 pdf


Click below for Previous versions of Zoning Ordinances:

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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