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Website Updated 1/21/2021

 Recycling Center Public Notice  Posted 1/13/2021 

The motor on Compactor - 1 (the larger trash compactor) is broken and a new motor is being sought. Compactor-2 (the smaller trash compactor) is still operational, but wth less capacity. In the meantime the attendants are trying to secure an open container for trash. We will keep you updated as to the status of Compactor - 1.

Thank you for your patience as we await this repair. 

 Public Notice

Planning Board Public Hearing, 1/28/2021 at 7:00PM 

Notice is hereby given in accordance with NH RSA 675:3 and 675:7 that the Planning Board will hold a Public Hearing on Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 7:00 PM in order to present and discuss the following proposed amendments to the Strafford Zoning and Land Use Ordinances to be presented to the voters on March 9, 2021. This hearing is scheduled as an Electronic Meeting due to COVID-19 in accordance with Governor Sununu’s Emergency Order #12. The meeting is being held using the Google Meet platform. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with questions. To join the electronic meeting remotely, please follow the following link:
Join by Google Meet:  meet.google.com/cap-fkob-vzj
Join by telephone:  470-319-0366 (PIN: 582642849)  
Ammendments being proposed - HERE
Planning Board Information

 Public Notice 

The following positions are open for election on Tuesday, March 9, 2021.

Declarations of Candidacy may be filed with the Town Clerk January 20th - January 29th.

Town Offices Open for Election - HERE

School District Offices Open for Election- HERE

Voter Information

Supervisors of the Checklist Public Notice 

Supervisors of the Checklist will be sitting on Saturday, February 27, 11:00-11:30am at the Strafford Town Hall for additions, corrections and new voters. Photo ID, proof of age, residency and citizenship are required to register.  February 27, 2021, is the last day to register before town election day, Tuesday, March 9, 2021, 8am-7pm at the Strafford Town Hall. 

 Carol Cooper, Martha English, Judith Dupre

 Tax Collector Public Notice  

 2020 2nd Issue Tax Bills were mailed November 18, 2020

Explanation of Tax Rate - HERE

Tax Collector Information & Tax Rate


Land Use Clerk (part-time) 

The Town of Strafford has an opening for a part-time Land Use Clerk to work closely with the Planning Board, Zoning Board of Adjustment, Building and Assessing Departments. Duties include, but are not limited to, receiving and processing applications for consideration, taking and producing meeting minutes within legal timeframes and other associated clerical work. The right candidate must possess good interpersonal skills and a willingness to learn. Knowledge of land use would be a plus. Hours – Monday 9 to 2 PM, Tuesday 12 to 7 PM, Wednesdays from 9 to 2 PM, and attendance at evening meetings as needed. Hours will vary. Initially 17 to 20 hours per week, depending on meetings, is anticipated. Hours may increase depending on responsibilities.

Please forward your resume to:  Town Administrator - PO Box 23, Center Strafford, NH 03815 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   

  Board of Selectmen Public Notice

The Town Hall continues a phased reopening.  For the Tax Collector, Town Clerk and other business, your entry will be through the front door.  Please note - The lobby is limited to four (4) people.  Please wait ouside or in your vehicle until a spot becomes available. 

For those who may not want to enter the building, please contact the individual department to discuss other options. 

Please comply with social distancing.  Hand sanitizer and masks will be available.  

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation as we continue to move forward. 

Strafford Board of Selectmen 

Board of Selectmen Information 

 Board of Adjustment Public Notice MEETING CANCELLED

Please be advised that the Strafford Board of Adjustment will hold a public hearing on Thursday, January 21, 2021 at 7:00 PM concerning the following two applications and any other business which may properly come before the Board. This meeting is scheduled as an Electronic Meeting due to COVID-19 in accordance with Governor Sununu’s Emergency Order #12. Please use the following link for remote access through the Google Meet platform:  meet.google.com/tjh-nizx-xzz , or phone 209-850-2457 (PIN:137063550). 
Robert and Priscilla Wilcox are requesting Variances to Article 1.4.4, Section 3 (B) of the Zoning and Land Use Ordinances in order to construct a new 2-bedroom home near the shore of Bow Lake. The northwesterly side of the proposed new home would come within 9.9 feet to 12 feet of a wetland, which is up to 40.1 feet closer to a wetland than current ordinances require. The septic tank for the new home would come within 21.2 feet of the wetland and the septic system leach field would come within 56.3 feet of the wetland, which is up to 43.7 feet closer to a wetlands abutting surface waters than current ordinances require. (Lake Shore Drive, Tax Map 35, Lot 4)
 Board of Adjustment Information

  Strafford 2021 Top Dog Contestants


Click on the picture to see all the Top Dog Contestants

 Dog Licensing Information

 Assessing News

In 2021, Strafford will undergo a State mandated town wide statistical revaluation. More information to follow.

Recycling Center 

The recycling center remains open during regular hours.  However please note these changes: 

  1. Please do not linger and talk with the staff or other patrons; this is a safety measure to keep everyone safe. 
  2. No USED OIL until further notice.

Recycling Center Information

  Map of Strafford, click below:

Map of Strafford


JANUARY            Monday, January 18 - Martin Luther King Jr/Civil Rights Day

FEBRUARY         Monday, February 15 - Presidents’ Day

MARCH               Tuesday, March 9 - Town Election (Voting Purposes Only) (Town Meeting - Saturday, March 13)

MAY                      Monday, May 31 - Memorial Day

SEPTEMBER      Monday, September 6 - Labor Day

OCTOBER           Monday, October 11 - Columbus Day

NOVEMBER       Thursday, November 11 - Veterans Day

                               Thursday, November 25 - Thanksgiving Day

  Retire your used and old flags at the Strafford Town Hall.


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