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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!


Town Wide Halloween to be held on Halloween Day (10/31) from 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Election 2020 Information

Registering to Vote in NH (pdf, rev July 2019

General Election – Tuesday, November 3, 2020
Polling Location: 17 Academy Ave, Atkinson,
Polls are open from: 7:00am-8:00pm

For more information, visit the Town Clerk webpage.
November 3rd General Election Sample Ballot (pdf)
If you are voting Absentee Ballot (“AB”) or thinking about it due to COVID-19 or other qualifying reasons, you can find details here: ABSENTEE BALLOT PROCESS (pdf)
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
State of NH Elections Division
Covid-19 Election Updates 2020 Federal/State Absentee Ballot Request App (pdf)
Absentee Ballot Instructions (pdf)
To track your absentee ballot
Pre Processing Abentee Ballot (pdf-notice)

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 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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