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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!

Atkinson's Scarecrow

Atkinson Historical Society is selling scarecrows again this year. The Scarecrows do sell quickly, order yours today (pdf)

Party Changes

No Party Changes after June 5, 2018 for State Primary, check online Voter Information Look-up or See posted Checklist in Town Clerks Office.

Declarations of Candidacy

Important Notice:

  • 2018 Filing for State Representative
  • 2018 Delegates to the Republican State Convention

Filing Period begins June 6 - 15, 2018 during regular Office hours of the Town Clerk. In addition on Friday, June 15th the Town Clerk’s Office will reopen from 3:00pm-5:00pm pursuant to RSA 652:20

Tax Collectors Hours

The Tax Collector's Office will be starting its new office hours effective June 1st 2018, until December 31st 2018. You can see the new hours on the Tax Collector's Page

Full Time Fire Crew

The Town of Atkinson N.H. fire department is seeking (2) qualified candidates for the upcoming position of Full Time Firefighter/ EMT. The position requires you to work a 40 hour work week. The hours for this position could vary, but we expect mostly week days from 800hrs to 1600hrs. The position responsibilities include but are not limited to; firefighting operations, emergency medical care, fire prevention, fire and life safety inspections of businesses, inspection and maintenance of department equipment and other related duties as they apply. Applicants should be team-oriented professionals, willing to embrace the opportunity to work alongside Atkinson's Fire and EMS call members. The successful candidates will work under the general supervision of a fire officer at emergency incidents.
Qualification/ Job Posting

Town of Atkinson RF(BPQ)

2018 Sun 'N Fun

Sun 'n Fun is now accepting applications for the Councilor and CIT positions for the 2018 Season, application and information can be found on the Careers Page of the site.

2017 & 2018 Budget

Attached Here (pdf 3.06 MB) is the 2017 and 2018 Budget Review. The Packet reviews the 2017 Warrent Articles, 2018 Proposed Budget with 2017 Budget comparison, 2018 Warrant Article with financial figures, and finally the 2018 default budget

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.”

BoS Recording Clerk

The Board of Selectmen are seeking a Recording Clerk (pdf). The position can be found under the Career and Volunteer page and also the application

Thermos Drive

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 warm beverage or meal to take along with them as they venture back into the cold.
For more information or to make a donation, please contact 603.560.4324 or

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

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 can be found on the Tax Collectors Webpage

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

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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