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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 DayColumbus DayCivil Rights DayLabor Day
Veterans DayPresidents DayThanksgivingFriday after Thanksgiving
Memorial DayChristmas DayIndependance day

Current News and Upcoming Events!

Covid 19 Update and Information (7/8)

Town Building ReOpening

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.

Watering Ban by HAWC

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

Bulk Pick Up

ATKINSON BULK PICK-UP DAY……. Saturday, July 18, 2020 is the scheduled Bulk Pick-up day for residents who wish to dispose of Bulk Items. Please visit the Waste Management Page or Facebook page for all the details including a copy of the form that needs to be filled out and mailed anytime before July 17, 2020 or brought to Town Hall after July 6, 2020. A fee of $15 is required for each item, except for a mattress for which the charge is $35. You must register by Friday, July 17, 2020 at noon to have an item collected.

Tax Bills Mailed

Tax bills were mailed June 1, 2020
Tax bills are due July 1,2020
Due to COVID-19 the Tax Office is closed until further notice.
You may pay your Bill via

    Postal mail
    Or by appointment
I can be reached one of the following
leave a message at 603-362-5357
call 603-362-4314
call 603-490-0381
or e-mail
Debra L. DeSimone CTC
Atkinson NH Tax Collector
PO BOX 1206
Atkinson NH 03811

NH's Voting Guidelines and Resource

State of NH Elections Division
Covid-19 Election Updates

Atkinson's Response to Covid-19

  • Town offices plans to reopen to walk-in traffic July 7th
  • All the Community Center Events and programs are cancelled.
  • Town Parks are now open, no organized sports/gatherings
  • Woodlock Transfer Station still open during business hours
  • The Police Station lobby is closed except for emergency/urgent matters. Most requests for reports can be handled via email and phone contact.
  • The Fire Station is closed to the public.
  • The Town Clerk's Office requires residents to do their renewals online by check or credit card or mail. Only items which cannot be done online will be done by appointment. If an appointment is needed please call 362-4920.
  • The Tax Collector's Office will be closed to the public. Correspondence can occur by email, phone or regular mail.
  • The Inspections Office will be open to the public by appointment only. Individualists requiring a permit should contact the office by email, phone or regular mail for assistance.
  • The Selectmen's Office and any other office in Town Hall will be open by appointment only.
  • The bulk waste pickup will be postponed to a date to be determined.

Annual Dog License Renewal – 4/30/20 Deadline

Dog Licensing

All dogs must be licensed in the State of NH per RSA 466:1. annually by April 30. The month of May will be a grace period for late renewals. RSA 466:1 Info (pdf)
When renewing your dog license online, you will be asked to provide your dog’s current license tag number.
To find this number, you would enter the last 2 digits of the past year followed by the last 4 digits on the dog tag itself. Ex: your dog was issued tag # 000470. You would enter 19-0470.
You can also call or email the Town Clerk’s office and we will look it up for you.

Town Clerk Closed to Public Walk-In until June 1st

Phone 362-4920 & email only at this time unless urgent.

During this time, we are strongly encouraging all vehicle and dog renewals to be on-line.
More information about all transactions and costs can be found here: Covid Transaction Procedure (pdf).
Online Payment & Services:
         E-Reg - Motor Vehicle Registration             Dog Licensing             Vital Record Request


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

Bulk Pick Up Day Postponed

Has been postponed as a response to the Covid-19

Annual Town Report

Town Report for 2019 can be picked up in Town Hall. and also available on the Selectmen's Page, as well as right here (pdf)

Town/Timberlane Regional Elections Info

Election 2020 Information

Registering to Vote in NH (pdf, rev July 2019

June 2nd is the last day to change party affiliations for the September 8, 2020 Primary General Election. Voters CAN NOT change their party from Republican to Democrat or visa versa between 6/2/2020 through 9/8/2020- Election Day.

General Primary Election – Tuesday, September 8, 2020
Polling Location: 4 Main Street, Atkinson,
Polls are open from: 7:00am-8:00pm

For more information, visit the Town Clerk webpage.
Click HERE for State of New Hampshire voter information look-up
Click HERE for new site to search for polling place, party information, absentee ballot status, etc


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

Shannon Road Public Notice

As part of the Southern NH Regional Water Project (SNHRW), the Town of Salem is expanding the public water systems along the following roads; Shannon, Providence Hill, and Westside Drive in Atkinson, Attached Public Notice (pdf), for further information visit Town of Salem's Engineering Project Page

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 Bids

Bids for 2020 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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