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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.

Current News and Upcoming Events!

Make a Difference Day - Oct 28th

The largest national day of community service - millions of volunteers around the world unite in a common mission to improve the lives of others and a day to celebrate the power of people to make a difference. The Atkinson Recreation will be sponsoring the “Make a Difference Day” projects – Town Beautification ranging raking and trimming, and also planting Daffodil bulbs for continuing to celebrate our 250th anniversary this year, co-sponsoring Atkinson Garden Club’s project on Saturday, October 28th between 9 am and 12 pm. Recreation Department will have suggested location of beatification project; many daffodil bulbs and be seeking volunteers to plant them on our NH State Scenic Byway (an old stagecoach road between Concord NH and Boston MA now known as Route 121). It will be a great opportunity to get together with all our neighbors and friends to beautify your neighborhood as well.

If you are interested participating in this great project or need more information, please contact Noriko at 362-5531 or email or just stop by Atkinson Community Center on Sat. October 28th between 9 am and 12 pm, we will give you suggested assignments.

Also join in the “Thermos Drive” to provide the gift that keeps on giving to those living outside this holiday season.
Not all the homeless are capable or able to utilize the comforts of an organized shelter. The Thermos Drive provides the homeless and less fortunate with the opportunity to leave a soup kitchen visit with an additional worm beverage or meal to take along with them as they venture back into the cold. You may drop off the “Thermos” during our “Make a Difference Day” on October 28th between 9 am and 12 pm.
For more information or to make a donation, please contact 603.560.4324 or

Bids for 2018

Bids are now being compiled for the Town of Atkinson. All RFP can be found on the Notices Page. Currently the following are out to bid

  • Catch Basin Cleaning
  • Crack Sealing
  • Fertilization
  • Road Striping
  • Tree Removal

Regional Selectmen Meeting

The Board of Selectmen will hold a special meeting as They attend the Regional Selectmen Meeting on Wednesday September 27th at the Kimball Library.

DMV Software Down on 10/9 and 10/10

The State will be upgrading the DMV Software program on Oct. 9th and Oct. 10th. Town Clerks Office will be closed Monday. On Tuesday they will be open to answer questions and complete non-DMV registrations. State Press Release with Notes from Town Clerk

Energy Commission Postponed

The Monthly Energy Commission Meeting has been postponed from Septerber 12th to October 10th.

Highway Laborer

The Town of Atkinson’s Highway Department is seeking reliable individuals for seasonal, on-call support for road maintenance and repair, care of grounds and in the Recycling Center. A successful candidate will have a working knowledge of road work, policies and procedures, and a valid driver’s license.

Application for Position(pdf) can be found under “Careers/Volunteers”, or in the foyer of the Atkinson Town Hall.

For additional information, please call Road Agent Ted Stewart at (603) 362-4010, or

Atkinson's Friday Night

The Award Winning, Quarterly Variety Show, for all residents to take part of either on stage or in the audience. Sign ups can be sumbitted Here for October 20th, and the show will take place at the Kimball Library from 6:30 - 8PM.

Hope to see you all there for the Fall Edition. ACTV-20 and the Atkinson Recreation sponsors the Event.

Water Conservation

At the May 15, 2017 meeting of the Atkinson Board of Selectmen, it was voted to lift the voluntary water ban that has been in effect. It should be noted that the lifting applies only to those with private wells. The Board requests that residents watering lawns do so in the time period after dusk and before dawn so as to conserve as much water as possible. Please note that residents serviced by the Hampstead Area Water company are still under their ban restrictions which have not been lifted as yet.

Town Tax Collectors Hours

The following Regular business hours will begin May 8, 2017 and continue until further notice.

  • Monday 8:00 am to 3:00 pm then 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
  • Wednesday 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
  • Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

2017-2018 Budget Season

The current budget season schedule is now available on the 'Budget' page, and also on the Town's Google Calender. Also here is the most lastest verison (pdf).

2017 Open Appointments

A new list of Open Appointments for 2017 can be found here (pdf). More information can be found on the Careers/Volunteer Page

2017 Town Election Results

2017 Town and School Board Results for Atkinson are now posted, you can find the watch the playback of the Results on ACTV-20 or view it on the Town's Vimeo account

2016 Town Report

The 2016 Atkinson Town report (pdf) is now available online here and on the Selectmen page, also hard copies are available at the Community Center, Kimball Library, and Town Hall.

Government Meeting Agenda

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

Tree Maintence Due to Drought

The following is a Eversource Press Release (pdf) recommending that property owners regularly check tree branchs that may interfere with wires along the roadway and through your property

Towns Tax Rate Comparison

A side by side comparison of the 2015 and 2016 tax rate is posted in the Assessors webpage for informational purposes only. For any questions please call or contact the Assessors office. You can find their contact on the Assesors page.

Elder Services Calls

All calls for services, medical equipment and transport requests may be made to 603.362.9582 between the hours of 8:30 am and 12:00 noon Monday through Friday.

Atkinson Cemetery Expansion

The Atkinson Cemetery Trustees are currently working with the engineering firm of Keach-Nordstrom Associates, Inc. to plan the Atkinson Cemetery Expansion project. To view drawings, costs and other relevant documents click here.

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