Welcome to the Town of Northwood!

The Town of Northwood was founded in 1773 and is home to 4,241 year-round residents. Situated on Route 4 the Town is on the main thoroughfare between Concord and Portsmouth and sees an average of 13,000 commuters every day.

Mission Statement

The Town of Northwood New Hampshire seeks sustainable growth that protects our natural and historic resources, while preserving our values, qualities, and culture.

To promote and improve our quality of living, enhance our sense of community, and preserve the integrity of our small-town heritage.

We are committed to providing excellence in service for all citizens, businesses, and visitors through constant improvement and determination. We strive to sustain the public trust through open and responsive government, and we encourage public participation from our citizens and businesses.


Town Administrator Weekly Report

The weekly reports for the Town of Northwood are located under the Administration Department's Files & Documents. Please CLICK THIS LINK to view them.

Election & Voting Day Results

Below is the results of the Election from June 8, 2021. Please take note, these results will not be official until after 5:00 pm on Friday, June 11,2021 and some articles may need the majority vote required or a fraction vote required to pass. Thank you to everyone who came out to vote and to all of the volunteers and helpers who assisted the Town Clerks. Congratulations to all who have been elected!

Please CLICK THIS LINK for the Election results. The number of votes are highlighted on this document.

Please CLICK THIS LINK to be directed to the Town Clerk/Tax Collector's Department for more details.

Election & Voting Day

The Town of Northwood will be hosting the Election at the Northwood Elementary School on June 8, 2021 from 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM. For more information, please CLICK THIS LINK to view the 2021 Voter Guide.

For more information on this, please CLICK THIS LINK to view the public notice.

Additional information is also provided under News & Notices. Please CLICK THIS LINK for more information.

For the 2021 Voter Guide Summary please CLICK THIS LINK for more information.

Town Hall Hours

Northwood Town Offices will be open from 9:00am to 4:00pm beginning June 7th. Masks are requested to be worn for unvaccinated visitors entering the building. Thank you for your patience in this matter.

Northwood Transmission Vegetation Management Work

Eversource will be performing vegetation management work along electric power corridors (rights of way) within the town of Northwood during 2021. All of the vegetation management team members working within the right of way will be adhering to Eversource’s COVID 19 protocols. Please CLICK THIS LINK for more details. Additionally, please CLICK THIS LINK to view the area's in Northwood that Eversource will be preforming vegetation management work.

Atlantic Broadband Cable Franchise Agreement Renewal 

The Town of Northwood has received official notice from Atlantic Broadband Company of its intent to renew their cable television franchise. The current franchise agreement expires on December 31, 2023. As part of the renewal process, the Northwood Board of Selectmen is soliciting public input to ascertain the cable–related needs and interests of Northwood residents. Please click on the link provided below for more details.

Please CLICK THIS LINK for more details.

Northwood Government Meetings Broadcast

Recordings of Northwood government meetings are broadcast Friday evenings and Saturdays on Metrocast Channel 26. Please CLICK THIS LINK for this weeks schedule.

Northwood Public Safety Strategy Committee Releases Video of Public Safety Concerns

An advisory committee was formed to review and recommend actions to resolve the safety and liability issues that exist with Northwood’s three current Public Safety facilities. To raise awareness of the current deficiencies and to inform the citizens of Northwood, a video was created by the Northwood Public Safety Strategy Committee, and can be viewed here:

Northwood Public Safety Buildings Video 

Due to the importance of dealing with these safety and liability issues in a timely manner, the committee is recommending that a plot of land be purchased to begin working with an architect to design a more cost-effective solution than what was proposed to the citizens of Northwood in 2019. Analysis by the committee concluded:

  • Considerable deficiencies exist in all three public safety buildings and need to be rectified in accordance with current code and public safety recommendations.
  • Currently, our Fire/EMS is housed in two buildings because only certain apparatus will fit in the current structure. This increases response time when a responder needs to go to the other building first to get the proper apparatus for the situation. Having all available apparatus in one location will reduce response times.
  • The Emergency Operations Center (located above the Ridge Fire Station) is adjacent to the Northwood Elementary School, which is not ideal in the case of an emergency at the school.
  • A single structure combining police and fire is being considered over renovating and maintaining the 3 individual structures. The current locations are not adequate nor ideal for a new single facility.
  • As land and building costs rarely go down, it is fiscally responsible to purchase the land now. The land can always be sold should the project not be approved.

The Public Safety Facility Strategy Committee appreciates your consideration of the Warrant article to approve the purchase of land to allow for exploration of design/build options for a Public Safety building that will reduce liability, increase safety, efficiency and be more economical to build and maintain.

For more information contact: Beth Boudreau, Northwood Public Safety Strategy Committee Chair,


Town Of Northwood 250th Steering Committee

The committee is looking for group sponsored events and activities for all ages and a suggestion for mementos to be sold for the celebration. CLICK THIS LINK for the form

2020 Annual Town Report is available! 

You may pick up a copy at the town hall during regular business hours 9-1 Monday-Thursday. It is also available to view on the website under Selectmen's Documents. 

Transfer Station:


At the October 27, 2020 meeting, the Select Board unanimously voted to require mandatory mask usage at the Transfer Station with the following motion: “to require masks effective immediately at the dumping stations at the transfer station, and that signage posted immediately indicating that requirement”. Please be aware that this requirement is in effect for all areas of the transfer station. If you have any questions, please contact Paul Allard at (603) 942-5586 ext 2013.

Human Services:

Please Visit our Human Services Page for: Molly Ewing's Girl Scout Gold Award Podcasts

Food Pantry:

If anyone would like to donate to the food pantry, please reach out to Julie Roberts at (603) 664-6937 for more information. Otherwise, please send all mail-in donations to the following address:

Northwood Emergency Food Pantry

734 First NH Turnpike

Northwood, NH 03261

 Staff may be reached by phone or by email:  

Assessing (603) 942-5586 x2006 assessing@town.northwood.nh.us

Building Department (603) 942-5586 x2003 csmart@town.northwood.nh.us

Finance Department (603) 942-5586 x2012 ceastman@town.northwood.nh.us

Highway Department (603) 942-5586 x2008  highway@town.northwood.nh.us

Human Services (603) 942-5586 x2007 pallard@town.northwood.nh.us

Land Use Administrative Assistant (603) 942-5586 x2004 spastor@town.northwood.nh.us

Land Use Specialist (603) 942-5586 x2005 lsmith@town.northwood.nh.us

Recreation (603) 942-5586 x2011 recreation@town.northwood.nh.us

Town Clerk/Tax Collector (603) 942-5586 x2002 mrusso@town.northwood.nh.us

Deputy Town Clerk/Tax Collector (603) 942-5586 x2001 mrowe@northwoodnh.org

Town Administrator (603) 942-5586 x2020 wjohnson@town.northwood.nh.us

Treasurer (603) 942-5586 x2014 treasurer@town.northwood.nh.us

Municipal Administrative Assistant (603) 942-5586 x2013 adminassist@town.northwood.nh.us

Board of Selectmen: 

Hal Kreider: hkreider@town.northwood.nh.us

Matt Frye: mfrye@town.northwood.nh.us

Beth Boudreau: bboudreau@town.northwood.nh.us

Tim Colby: tcolby@town.northwood.nh.us

Pamela Sanderson: psanderson@town.northwood.nh.us

To help keep everyone safe but still able to participate in the Board of Selectmen's Meetings, 

The Northwood Board of Selectmen have moved all of their meetings to the Zoom platform until future notice. The public is welcome to join the Zoom meeting. The following procedures will be followed:

If you wish to participate in the BOS meeting via Zoom, the following procedures are in place to ensure that everyone who would like to participate will be able to do so. You will be muted and video turned off upon entry to the meeting, with your microphone and camera only turned on during Citizens Forum, and only if you wish to speak during those times. You must identify yourself if you wish to speak during Citizens Forum. The host will change your name for you if you do not have an identifying label already. (ie: phone number, or generic “iPhone”)

Please fill out this Citizen's FormAgenda Request Form


please email your citizen's form statement to: citizensforum@town.northwood.nh.us

and we will read it during the citizen's forum section of the meeting within the following guidelines:

When the Board is meeting electronically without access for the public to verbally address the Board, the Board may accept written comments from residents to be read into the record during the electronic meeting.  The letters must be sent to the Board via the Citizen’s Forum email address posted on the town web site.  Alternatively, they can be sent via the USPS, ATTENTION BOS: Citizens Forum.  Submissions must identify the resident by name and be received by noon the day before the meeting to allow time to verify that it is in fact from the resident.  Consequently, contact information must be included with the letter.  If the Town cannot verify the identity of the person, the letter will not be read.  The reading will be limited to the first 400 words of the email.  The reader is not required to read aloud any vulgarities or swearing in the reading of the letter and will make clear that what is being read are the opinions of the author of the letter/email and not those of the one reading the text or the Board.  

The YouTube Link to watch Board of Selectmen, Planning Board, and Conservation meetings can be found here:

Youtube - Town of Northwood Meetings

ONLINE ASSESSING CAN BE FOUND HEREhttps://www.axisgis.com/northwoodnh/

Northwood Transfer Station

is OPEN to all household trash and recycling.  

The Northwood Transfer Station 

is currently accepting items with a fee payable by check or credit card ONLY.

Latest News & Announcements(view all)

Town Clerk/Tax Collector


Town Clerk/Tax Collector

Posted Thu at 07:22pm

Boat registration and renewalsread more

Trail Closure

Trail Closure

Conservation Commission

Posted Wed, Jun 02 at 12:10pm

The south section of the Parsonage Lot Trail on Saddleback Mountain has been closed due to the poor condition of the trail. New trails are being established on the mountain. -Northwood Conservation Commissionread more

2021 P01 Tax Bill

2021 P01 Tax Bill

Town Clerk/Tax Collector

Posted Tue, Jun 01 at 06:29pm

Tax Bills for 2021P01 will be mailed on/or before June 3, 2021, these are due by July 8, 2021. Tax bill is available to view under Departments_Town Clerk/Tax Collector, prior to receiving your bill. EACH homeowner will receive a "BILL" regardless if taxes are paid by ESCROW ...read more

Board of Selectmen

2020 Annual Town Reports Available

Board of Selectmen

Posted Mon, Apr 05 at 02:52pm

The 2020 Annual Town Report is available to pick up at the town offices during regular business hours: Monday-Thursday 9-1. Please note: one per family/household. You may also view the town report in the Selectmen's documents and files on the town website: www.northwoodnh.org ...read more

Cable Advisory Committee

Northwood Meetings on LRPA

Cable Advisory Committee

Posted Mon, Mar 15 at 05:03pm

Updated 3/14/2021 1:33 PMread more


Department of Revenue Administration (DRA) Assessment


Posted Sep 08, 2020

The State of New Hampshire Department of Revenue will be doing inspections of homes to verify assessments are correct for tax purposes.Dear Taxpayer, As part of our duties under NH law, RSA 21-J:11-a, New Hampshire Department of Revenue Administration (DRA), may randomly selec ...read more

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