Thornton, NH News & Notices

Public Notices and News:

Trustee of the Trust Funds Notice of Meeting

The Trustees of the Trust Funds are meeting at the Town Office on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 beginning at 10:00am.

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Saturday, September 27, 2014

Household hazardous waste will be collected at the Plymouth Recycling Center located at 56 Beech Hill Road in Plymouth from 9:00am to Noon on Saturday, September 27, 2014. 

NEW TOWN CLERK HOURS (click to view)

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.


A NOTICE OF PRELIMINARY ASSESSMENT VALUES has been mailed to every property owner with the updated value of the property.   Property owns can access the Town website  and click on the blue Assessment Data Review Online button on the bottom right hand corner of the home page to review the history of the property value.  You will need to use the Map Lot Sub: number listed on your notice to access the information for your parcel.

Please Note: Property owners are directed to call Avitar at 603-798-4263 if they want to set up an appointment to review their assessment.


Fire Permits can be obtained at the Campton-Thornton Fire Department at 186 NH Rt 49 at no cost OR via a trial on-line permitting process at for a fee of $3.00.

Questions : call 726-3300.


2014 Town of Thornton Revaluation

Residents of the Town of Thornton should be aware that representatives from Avitar Associates will be visiting properties in Town throughout the year to perform inspections necessary for the 2014 Revaluation.  If residents have a concern they can call the Police Department at 726-3871 or the Selectmen’s office at 726-8168 for verification that Avitar Associates personnel are visiting properties.

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As of April 1, 2012, the Land Resources Management Programs will no longer be accepting outdated permit application forms.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.