Thornton, NH News & Notices

Public Notices and News:


Notice of Sale / Tax Deeded Properties

Notice is hereby given that, in accordance with RSA 80:80 (II), the Town of Thornton, by its Selectmen duly authorized, is accepting bids on parcels of land and buildings acquired if applicable by the Town by Tax Deed.   Packets with additional bid requirements and details are available during regular business hours at the Thornton Town Office located at 16 Merrill Access Road, Thornton, NH or by clicking on the link below.

A deposit of $300.00 is required with each sealed bid. A seperate sealed bid should be submitted for each parcel when bidding on multiple parcels. Sealed bids must be received at the Thornton Town Office by 3:00pm on June 5, 2015. Bids will be opened at 7:00pm during the Board of Selectmen meeting on June 10, 2015.

Click Here for Additional Bid Requirements/Information

Questions can be directed to Town Staff at 603/726-8168.

The Town of Thornton is accepting sealed bids for the following tax deeded properties:(Click on Parcel Map/Lot # for details on each parcel)

Parcel Map/Lot #


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Thornton Gore Road

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Chadwick Place

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Mountain View Drive

000011 000001 000155

Covered Bridge Road

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Centennial Way

000015 000001 050-04

Centennial Way

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Centennial Way

000015 000001 050-06

Centennial Way

000015 000001 050-07

Centennial Way

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Centennial Way

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Centennial Way

000015 000001 050-10

Centennial Way

000015 000001 050-11

Centennial Way

000015 000001 050-12

Centennial Way

000015 000001 050-13

Centennial Way

000015 000001 050-14

Centennial Way

000015 000001 050-15

Centennial Way

000015 000001 050-16

Centennial Way

000015 000001 050-17

Centennial Way

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Centennial Way

000015 000001 050-19

Centennial Way

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NH Rt. 175

000017 000001 000019

Lee Brook Road























North Country Council will be holding a public hearing

Tuesday, June 9, 2015 at 3:30 pm

to gather comments on the draft North Country Council Regional Transportation Plan.

The draft plan will be available by May 25th at the North Country Council website ( on the Transportation Advisory Committee page or by contacting North Country Council and requesting one.

The public hearing will be held at the North Country Council Offices

located at 107 Glessner Road, Bethlehem, NH 03574.

Written comments are also accepted and must be received

at the same address no later than June 8th, 2015.

All questions can be directed towards

Tara Bamford, Planning Coordinator,

(603) 444-6303 x 26 or



Thornton Beautification Committee Meeting

The Town of Thornton Beautification Committee will meet on

Monday, June 1, 2015, 6:00 PM at the Thornton Town Hall.

The committee welcomes the public to attend, and to consider joining to promote a welcoming community, while preserving and enhancing the Town of Thornton's natural beauty.


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.