Thornton, NH News & Notices

Public Notices and News:

                       EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

PERMANENT PART-TIME & FULL-TIME TRANSFER STATION ATTENDANTS: The Town of Thornton is seeking candidates for an immediate opening for one (1) permanent part-time position and one (1) permanent full-time position of Transfer Station Attendants. Applicants should have a minimum of 5 years of experience or a Class III State DES license.  Applicants must work well with the public and have experience operating a backhoe.  The positions are labor grade 2 with an hourly pay range from $10.59/hr. to $14.96/hr.  Weekend work hours are required.  A full job description and application packet is available at the Town Office and on the town website:

            Applications must be submitted:

Board of Selectmen, ATTN: Transfer Station Attendant

16 Merrill Access Road, Thornton, NH  03285

Interviews will be scheduled as applications are received and until a qualified applicant is found.

The Town of Thornton is an equal opportunity employer.

The position will remain open until filled.

Employment Application packet


REQUEST FOR BALLOT CLERKS:  The Board of Selectmen is looking for residents of the Town of Thornton to serve as Alternate (Backup) Ballot Clerks for elections. Ballot Clerks are present for all of Election Day and stay to count the ballots.  State law requires a specific number of registered Democrats and registered Republican ballot clerks be available. The Town currently has 2 clerks for each party as required but are looking for backups.  You must be a registered and declared party voter of Thornton to hold such a position.

Please contact the Administrative Assistant at the Town Office at 726-8168 if you are interested in becoming an Alternate Ballot Clerk.


REQUEST FOR APPOINTED COMMITTEE MEMBERS: The Board of Selectmen are looking for residents of the Town of Thornton to serve on the following committees and boards

  • CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS COMMITTEE (CIP) ~ 3 positions available                     
  • CONSERVATION COMMISSION ~ 3 positions available
  • ZONING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT (ZBA) ~ 2 positions available

Please contact the Administrative Assistant at the Town Office at 726-8168 if you are interested in being appointed to any of these positions.


PART-TIME BOARD ASSISTANT: 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.

                        Application reviews will be completed upon receipt.

                                         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 Board of Selectmen shall hold a public meeting on Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at the Thornton Town Office for the purpose of conducting Public Hearings to consider the following Special Event applications at the times listed.


6:00pm – Pemi Valley Bluegrass Festival

Special Event Application submitted by Pemi Valley Bluegrass Associates to hold the Pemi Valley Bluegrass Festival from August 2, 2017 to August 6, 2017 on property owned by Brad C. Benton and Helen B. Steele identified as Map 10 Lot 3-37 located at 2015 NH Rt. 175.


6:30pm – White Mountain Boogie n’ Blues Festival

Special Event Application submitted by Brad C. Benton to hold the White Mountain Boogie n’ Blues Festival from August 18, 2017 to August 20, 2017 on property owned by Brad C. Benton and Helen B. Steele identified as Map 10 Lot 3-37 located at 2015 NH Rt. 175.



2017 Observed Holidays - Office Closed

New Year’s Day (Jan 1, 2017)


January 2, 2017

Martin Luther King Jr. Day


January 16, 2017

President’s Day


February 20, 2017

Town Election Day


March 14, 2017

Memorial Day, (observed)


May 29, 2017

Independence Day


July 4, 2017

Labor Day


September 4, 2017

Columbus Day (observed)


October 9, 2017

Veterans’ Day (Nov 11, 2017)


November 10, 2017

Day before Thanksgiving @12 noon


November 22, 2017

Thanksgiving Day


November 23, 2017

Day after Thanksgiving


November 24, 2017

Christmas Eve observed @ 12 noon


December 22, 2017

Christmas Day


December 25, 2017

New Year’s Day


January 1, 2018



The Town of Thornton tax maps and zonIng maps are now available on the Town website at in the right side bar of the home page under          ON-LINE SERVICES.

 You can now view and print these pdf files from the convenience of your own on-line devices at no cost to you.


                           ANNUAL TOWN REPORTS

The Town and School annual reports can be viewed by going to the DOCUMENTS LIBRARY from the Home Page of our website.



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.