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Welcome to Atkinson

Atkinson is a quiet, bedroom community town located in southern New Hampshire. The winding road of Main Street is both historic and beautiful and was recently adopted as one of New Hampshire's scenic byways. Conveniently located between Routes 125 and 111, you can enjoy country living with easy access to shopping and urban areas.

Town Office Holiday Schedule

The Town observes the following holidays and therefore, all town offices will be closed in observance of these holidays: <
New Years DayCivil Rights DayPresidents DayMemorial Day
Independance DayLabor DayVeterans DayThanksgiving
Friday after ThanksgivingChristmas DayNew Years Eve

Current News and Upcoming Events!

2021 Warrent Article/Ballot

Steering Committee

Steering Committee of Tax Collector and Town Clerk Documents/Report
Report (pdf)
List of Reported Towns (pdf)

2021 Election Season

2021 Town Election Schedule
Filing Period for Candidacy for an Elected Town Position:
January 20-January 29th, 5:00pm. Town Clerk’s Office

Deadline for Citizen’s Petition
Tuesday, January 12, 2021
Last day for voters to petition select board to include an article in the town meeting warrant, provided that if a petitioned article proposes a bond governed by RSA 33:8-a, the deadline is the preceding Friday, January 8. [RSA 39:3; 40:13, II-a(b)]
Town Deliberative Session:
Saturday, January 30th, 10:00 am. (SNOW DATE, Saturday, February 6th)
Location: Dyke Auditorium, Atkinson Academy.
Atkinson Moderators Rules of Procedure 2021 (pdf)

TRSD Deliberative Session:
Thursday, February 4, 2021, 7:00 PM (SNOW DATE, February 5th)
TRHS Gymnasium, 36 Greenough Rd, Plaistow
Town Election:
Tuesday, March 9th, 7:00am-8:00pm, 4 Main Street, Community Center

Absentee Ballot Request Form - See Attached (pdf)

Supervisor’s of the Checklist Meetings:
January 19, 2021, 7:00-7:30pm, 4 Main St.
February 27, 2021, 11:00-11:30am, 4 Main St.

Town Offices Hours

Town Offices will be closing at Noon for November 25th and December 24th

Fire Chief Retirement: December 11 from 2p - 4p

Join Us(pdf flyer) in Celebating the Retirement of Chief Michael Murphy for 43 Years of Service, 30 Years as Fire Chief

Fire Station Presentation

Fire Service Resource and Staffing Project Presentation (pdf)

Election 2020 Information

2020 General Election Results (pdf)

State Primary General Election

Atkinson NH's 2020 Primary Election Results (pdf)

Town Building Re-Opened

Town Hall, the Community Center, Police Station & Fire Department are now open to the public but with certain limitations. For example, in all our buildings we request that you wear a mask unless you have a medical condition plus maintain social distancing. Additionally, there is a series of questions which we request you to answer before going to any office. If you answer yes to any of the questions then we request you to leave and call us to attain service.
However, we understand that some of you may still be reluctant to enter a Town building. Therefore, as we have done throughout the closure, we will continue to have drop-off boxes outside of Town Hall and be available for appointments. We still encourage residents to take advantage of whatever services can be performed via regular mail, email, or electronically to prevent lines.

Wreaths Across America

The Atkinson Cemetery is one of over 2100 plus locations worldwide that is registered with the Wreaths Across America Program. It is a program that remembers our fallen Heroes, honors those who served and promotes the value of freedom.
We have 315 veterans including a Congressional Medal of Honor recipient (George Parsons Dow) interned in our town cemetery. Our goal is to place a “Remembrance Wreath” on every veteran grave site in our Cemetery at noon on December 19, 2020.
Wreaths Across America Flyer (pdf)

Watering Ban by HAWC

Outdoor Watering Notice by Hampstead Area Water Company. Ban takes effect June 26th 2020

Tax Bills Mailed

Tax bills were mailed June 1, 2020
Tax bills are due July 1,2020
Available during Regular Summer Office Hours posted on Tax Collector's page.

Covid 19 Update and Information (7/8)


Governor Sununu's Emergency Order 16 (pdf) Limiting Gatherings to Ten. The state is also in a "Stay At Home" order until July 7th.
COVID-19 Information for Businesses -- applicable to communities CDC Guidance for Businesses can be found at:
Please note that DHHS and CDC have websites specifically focused on COVID-19 with many resources:
PHS: COVID-19 FAQ (pdf)

Town Election Results

Town Ballot Results (pdf)
TRSD Ballot Results (pdf)
Voter Turnout (pdf)
Find more Previous Ballots on our Election Page

Town/Timberlane Regional Elections Info


The Town is seeking Highway Laborer, Crossing Guard
go to the Careers/Volunteer page to find out more

Private Well Testing

Raising awareness about exposure to arsenic and other contaminations present in groundwater is an important public issue in New Hampshire. Private Well Testing Program

2020 - 21 Bids

Bids for 2020 and 2021 services are being posted and can be found on the Notice Page

Temporary Signs

“Temporary signs…..are permitted to be displayed not more than four (4) weeks before the event and shall be removed within ten (10) days following the event.”

Government Meeting Agenda

Government Meeting Agendas can be found under the respective Board, under the year and date in the 'Agenda/Minutes' drop down. The Agenda will be replaced by the minutes once approved.

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