Current News & Public Notices

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Website Updated 3/5/2021

 Recycling Center Update

The backhoe has been repaired and operations have returned to normal, 
Thank You
Recycling Center Information 

The Town Clerk's Office New Temporary Hours March 1st thru June
Mon & Wed 8:30am-2:00pm and Tue & Thu 1:30pm - 7:00pm


The Town Clerk’s Office will be open 3pm-5pm on Monday 3/8 for Absentee Ballot Request and Absentee Ballot Drop Offs.

Absentee Ballot Processing will begin on Election Day 3/9 at 9:00am. Absentee Ballots must be returned by 5pm Election Day.


TOWN ELECTION  Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at the Strafford Town Hall. 


IN PERSON VOTING - Mask and Social Distancing required. Polls open 8am – 7pm.

ABSENTEE VOTING – Registered voters may vote by absentee.  Absentee Request Forms - HERE 


ANNUAL TOWN MEETING  Saturday, March 13, 2021 at the Strafford School, beginning at 8:30am.

2021 Annual Town Meeting Warrant Articles - HERE 

2021 Proposed Town Budget - HERE

Fire & Rescue PowerPoint - HERE

IN PERSON – Mask and Social Distancing required to enter the gymnasium.

IN CAR - Questions & Answers regarding voting from your car Here Listen & vote from car in the school parking lot, tuned into FM 88.1.  Registered voters - check in with Parking Lot Attendants (in orange vests). Use upper side lot by the gymnasium and overflow to the front of the building Microphone available for outside patrons to speak from the doorway of the gymnasium.

If there is inclement weather, the Moderator may post-pone the meeting. Check the Town Website and Strafford Community Facebook Page for announcements.

For more information contact the Strafford Town Clerk's Office at (603)664-2192 X102 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Election Information & Voter Registration


2021 Strafford School District Warrant Articles - HERE

 Supervisors of the Checklist Public Notice 

February 27, 2021, is the last day to register before town election day. New voters may register to vote and corrections to the checklist can be accepted on Town Election Day, March 9, 2021, 8am-7pm at the Town Hall.  Photo ID, proof of age, residency and citizenship are required to register. Supervisors of the Checklist will also be sitting on Saturday, March 20, 2021, 11:00-11:30am at the Strafford Town Hall for additions, corrections and new voters. 

Carol Cooper, Martha English, Judith Dupre

Assessing Update
Beginning on Friday, February 26th and continuing through the following week, a representative from KRT, Doug Rollins, will be in town. He will be verifying data on assessing record cards for properties sold within the last 1 ½ years. This is the first step in the 2021 Revaluation process. Doug drives a dark brown Ford Explorer, NH License Plate 4378974. Please call the Town Office with any questions or concerns (603)664-2192 X107. 
Thank you for your cooperation.
Assessing Information

Zoning Board of Adjustment Public Notice

Please be advised that the Strafford Board of Adjustment will hold a public hearing on Thursday, March 18, 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/yaa-nzbc-ttc, or phone +1 513-666-0228 PIN: ‪545733137. Public access will also be available at the Strafford Town Hall. 

Robert and Priscilla Wilcox are requesting a Variance to Article 1.4.4, Section 3 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)

Nathan Gagne is requesting an Equitable Waiver of Dimensional Requirements under NH RSA 674:33-a for a garage and a barn under construction on his property. Foundations for both structures come closer to the northwesterly side boundary than the 25 foot setback required by current ordinances. (115 Back Canaan Road, Tax Map 4, Lot 95-2)

Zoning Board of Adjustment Information


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 

  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.

Property Assessing Information

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

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