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Website updated 10/21/2020




Election Information, Voter Registration, Absentee Ballot Request Form

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The proclamation banning outdoor burning has been lifted by the Governor 10/21/2020

You can continue to apply for burning permits online or you can get them in person at the Bow Lake Fire Station 7 days a week from 7am  - 6pm. 

Fire Department Information - HERE 



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. 

For public meeting access, use the door located on the left side of the building leading directily into the conference room, unless the meeting has been posted as a meeting via "Zoom" or other electronic means

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



Job Opening at The Town Offices

Land Use Clerk/Secretary

The Town of Strafford is seeking a part-time Land Use Clerk/Secretary with good interpersonal skills 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/secretarial work. Knowledge of land use, a plus. Willingness to learn, necessary. Hours - Tuesdays from 1 to 7 PM, Wednesdays from 9 to 3 PM, and attendance at evening meetings as needed. Hours will vary. Initially 12 to 15 hours per week, depending on meetings, is anticipated, but may increase depending on responsibilities.

Please forward your resume on or before October 19, 2020 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.


Planning Board Public Notice 


The Strafford Planning Board will meet for a work session on Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 6:30 PM. 

This meeting 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. 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 with Google Meet


Join by phone


(US) +1 316-512-3004 (PIN: 585684857)

The closing date for new applications to appear on the agenda for the regular November 5, 2020 meeting will be 5:00 PM, October 13, 2020.  Revised applications for projects already under review must be submitted by Tuesday, September 22nd for the October meeting; Tuesday October 27th for the November meeting.

Lucas Environmental LLC is inviting comment from the public regarding the question of whether proposed cell tower construction at 22 Hillside Drive (Tax Map 11, Lot 4) might impact any historic resources of note.  If you have any comments or questions, please contact Liz Evans at the Planning & Zoning Office at the Strafford Town Hall or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
See Letter from Lucas Environmental Here 
Planning Board Information


Supervisors of the Checklist 

Supervisors of the Strafford Checklist will be sitting at the Town Office on Wednesday, October 28, 4:00-4:30pm for additions and corrections to the checklist. Wednesday, October 28, 2020, is the last day to register before the General election on Tuesday, November 3, 2020.  RSA 659:12; RSA 654:8, II; RSA 654:27;28. You may register on General Election Day. RSA 653:7; 654:7-a, 7-b. If you are registering as a new voter, a photo ID, proof of citizenship, age and domicile in Strafford needs to be provided. RSA 654:7. 

You can request Absentee Voter Registration and Absentee Ballots for the General Election in November.  For more information or requests, please contact Terri Marsh, Town Clerk at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or


Supervisors of the Checklist: Carol Cooper, Judith Dupre, Martha English

Election Information & Absentee Ballot Request



 Assessing News

In September and October a representative from KRT, the Town's contract Assessor, (Doug Rollins driving a dark brown Ford Explorer NH License #4378974) will be visiting properties in the following areas:

  • Map 3 (Browns Pasture, Tasker Hill Road and Lauriston Lane)
  • Map 4 (Drake Hill Road, the Canaan and Back Canaan Road area)
  • Map 21 (Merrill Road)
  • Map 31 & 32 (Water Street along with intersecting roads and fire lanes)
  • Map 36 (Part of Drake Hill Road and all of Whig Hill Estates)
  • Map 37 (All of Beaver Dam Estates and Part of Roller Coaster Road

This is part of an ongoing process to verify the data on tax cards. Notification that the cyclical reviews are underway will be posted on the Town Website. Data collectors and their vehicles are properly identified and carry a letter of introduction from the Selectmen's Office. Vehicle information is posted on the Website. If you have any concerns about the identity or procedures of the data collectors, you are urged to contact the Town Offices, 664-2192 ext 101 or 107. Your cooperation will ensure that the assessment data is up to date and as accurate as possible.

In September Joey Smith, a representative from KRT will also be in the area photographing properties for the record cards. He will be driving a silver Toyota Camry with NH plate #392 9584.

In 2021, Strafford will undergo a State mandated town wide statistical revaluation, so the accuracy of our data is very important.


 2020 Census Information - Here

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.

For more information on this Website: Recycling Center


PER Chief Whitehouse, Emergency Management Director, For public questions call:  2-1-1 


Informational websites:



NH DHHS COVID-19 webpage  







NH Unemployment Compensation Information





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  Parcel and assessing data: 


Map of Strafford, click below:

Map of Strafford

Town Hall Holidays and Closed Dates



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


This program is presented  by Boy Scout Troop 23 - Click here for details