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.


Open Positions

The Town of Northwood has a list of openings for multiple positions regarding committee positions and others. CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS.

Town Reassessment:

The Town of Northwood has recently been reassessed for its properties. Please click the link below for more details.

Assessment of Northwood

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 Turpike

Northwood, NH 03261

The Northwood Town Offices are Open to Public with Limited Hours

The Northwood Town Business Office is open to the public from Monday-Thursday 9 am to 1 pm. This is subject to change by the Board of Selectmen based on changing safety guidelines. In order to protect our community from the potential spread of COVID-19 wearing a mask before entering the building is required. 

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 slacroix@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)

Trustee of The Trust Fund Quarterly Report

Trustee of Trust Funds

Posted Mon, Jan 11 at 03:44pm

TTF_2020-12-31_Quarterly_Report_-_Final.pdf ...read more

Dog Picture(s)

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Town Clerk/Tax Collector

Posted Mon at 09:11pm

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Planning Board

Public Hearing on Zoning Amendments

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Posted Fri, Jan 08 at 02:44pm

Public Hearing on Zoning Amendmentsread more

Last Saturday of the month

Last Saturday of the month

Town Clerk/Tax Collector

Posted Fri, Jan 08 at 10:08pm

Change of Saturday hours:
I need to change my Saturday Clerk hours for January
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Renewal of Dog(s)

Renewal of Dog(s)

Town Clerk/Tax Collector

Posted Mon at 09:12pm

Time to renew (1/1/2021-4/30/2021) in person, mail, drop box or onlineread more

Cable Advisory Committee

Northwood Meetings on LRPA

Cable Advisory Committee

Posted Yesterday at 01:33pm

Updated 1/22/2021 1:33 PMread more

Where your Tax Rate Comes From

Where your Tax Rate Comes From


Posted Dec 03, 2020

The following documents will explain where your tax rate comes fromread more

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