Thornton, NH News & Notices

Public Notices and News:


The Town of Thornton is seeking candidates for immediate openings for two (2) permanent part-time positions of Transfer Station Attendant. It is recommended that applicants have experience working at a Transfer Station.  Applicants must work weekends and must be willing to obtain the necessary NH DES certification.  The positions are labor grade 2 with an hourly pay range from $10.59/hr. to $14.96/hr.  The goal of the Selectmen is to hire two part-time positions but may give consideration to hiring one full-time position.  A full job description and application packet is available at the Town Office or by clicking Permanent Part-Time Transfer Station Packet.

Applications must be submitted by April 24, 2015 to:

Board of Selectmen

ATTN: Permanent Part-Time Transfer Station Attendant

16 Merrill Access Road, Thornton, NH  03285

 The Town of Thornton is an equal opportunity employer.

The position will remain open until filled.



Click here for Contact Information, Hours of Operation and information on the Thornton Mall.  Click here for information on Recycling and the Fee Schedule.

2014 Revaluation

The 2014 Revaluation is complete. New property assessments are available as a PDF file here. [17.2 MB -- Large file: right-click to download]

Capital Improvement Plan                           Committee Members Needed

If you are interested in serving on the Capital Improvement Plan Committee. Please submit a letter of interest to the Board of Selectmen.

NH DES Land Resources Management Permit Changes:

In an effort to provide a higher quality, more streamlined permitting process for the regulated public, most Land resources Management Programs (Alteration of Terrain Bureau, Subsurface Systems Bureau, Wetlands Bureau and the Shoreland Program) have updated their permit application forms.   All current application forms are available at their respective DES web pages and have a revision date of 01/01/2012 located within the footnote.

As of April 1, 2012, the Land Resources Management Programs will no longer be accepting outdated permit application forms. Going forward, all LRMP application forms will be simultaneously updated every 6 months. The next round of revisions is scheduled to occur on July 1, 2012. Land Resources Management, a subsection of the Water Division, coordinates communication and resources across those bureaus and programs that regulate land development projects that may impact state aquatic resources.

For more information, please visit the NH DES Land Resources Management web page at:


Division of Involuntarily Merged Lots

Chapter 206 (HB316) requires a municipality, upon request of the property owner, to divide lots that were involuntarily merged prior to September 18, 2010, subject to certain conditions:

1.  The request must be submitted to the governing body prior to December 31, 2016.

2.  If any owner in the chain of title from the date of the involuntary merger abandoned a lot line or took any other action indicating that the owner regarded the lots as merged, the municipaolity is not required to divide the lots.

3.  The legislation makes clear that separation of previously merged lots does not cure any non-conformity with current land use ordinances.

4.  The amendment authorizes a municipality to adopt ordinances that provide more generous relief than the statute.

5.  Municipalities must inform the public of this new law by posting a notice in a public place continuously from January 2012 until December 2016, and publish notices in the town's annual reports for years 2011 through 2015.