Thornton, NH News & Notices

Public Notices and News:


Tuesday May 31, 2017 ~ 7pm to 7:30 pm

Session is for additions/corrections to the checklist pursuant to

RSA 654:34.


Cynthia McAuley, Mary Pelchat, Gloria Kimball

                                               Supervisors of the Checklist



TOWN OF THORNTON - Part-Time Job Notice


The Town of Thornton is seeking a candidate for an immediate opening for one (1)  part-time position of Board Assistant. The applicant will be responsible for performing clerical, legal and administrative work for the Town Administrator, Board of Selectmen, Planning and Zoning Boards.  This part-time position budgeted to work 8-14 hours a week. The position is labor grade 4 with an hourly pay range from $12.95/hr. to $15.02/hr. This position will remain open until filled by a qualified individual.

                        First round of application reviews will be May 25, 2016

                                         Applications must be submitted to:

Board of Selectmen

ATTN: Part-Time Board Assistant

16 Merrill Access Road

Thornton, NH  03285

Application and job description packet


The Thornton Police Department is accepting applications for a full-time police Officer.  NH full-time certified police officers are preferred, but not required.  Candidates may be required to complete a written and physical agility test, oral board interview, polygraph, medical, psychological examination and an extensive background investigation.

The Thornton Police Department has a community orientated policing philosophy.  Thornton is located in the heart of the White Mountains with a population of 2,600 residents with a seasonal transient influx to approximately 10,000 people.  We offer an attractive benefits package with competitive pay commensurate with experience.

Please submit cover letter and resume to the Thornton Police Department, 16 Merrill Access Road, Thornton, NH  03285, or by e-mail to  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  Reviews will start on or about April 4, 2016.

                           2016 Annual Report

The 2015 Annual Report is available at the Town Office. The Town and School reports can be viewed by clicking on the document title below.  

 2015 Annual Report - Town                 2015 Annual Report - School

                                  ROADS POSTED:

Beginning Thursday, March 3, 2016 roads in the Town of Thornton will be posted until further notice.  Call the Road Agent if you have questions:  726-4546

                            BALLOT CLERKS

The Town of Thornton is in need of Ballot Clerks. Residents of Thornton registered to vote as a Democrat or Republican may submit a letter of interest to the Thornton Board of Selectmen.  Ballot Clerks are compensated for hours worked.

NOTICE:  Selectmen’s Office Closing

The Board of Selectmen for the Town of Thornton have determined to accommodate the request of the Supervisors of the Checklist, Moderator and Town Clerk by closing the Selectmen’s Office to regular business for the Presidential Election on  Tuesday, November 8, 2016.



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]


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.