Thornton, NH News & Notices

Public Notices and News:


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.


Message from the Town Clerk

Click on the title above to review a message from newly elected Town Clerk, Timothy Tyler.

Household Hazardous Waste Collection

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. 


If you are interested in serving as


Trustee of the Trust Funds

Conservation Committee Member

Zoning Board of Adjustment Alternate

Capital Improvements Committee Member

please submit a letter of interest to the Board of Selectmen.

Call the Town Office at 726-8168 if you have questions.

These positions need to be filled!

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As of April 1, 2012, the Land Resources Management Programs will no longer be accepting outdated permit application forms.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