Thornton, NH News & Notices

Public Notices and News:


You are hereby notified to meet at the Thornton Town Hall at 16 Merrill Access Road on Tuesday, the fourth day of November, 2014.  The polls will be open between the hours of 8:00am and 7:00pm to act on the following subjects:  to bring in your votes for Governor, United States Senator, State Representatives and County Officers.  Click here for full Notice.


Trick-o'-Treating will take place on Friday, October 31, 2014 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm.  Mad River Road will be closed to traffic during this time. Candy donations can be dropped off at the Thornton Police Station.

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]

Part-time Winter Season Employee

The Thornton Highway Department is seeking a part-time winter season employee with a valid CDL-B.

  • Applications and the Job Description are available at the Town Hall or by clicking on Part-time Winter Season Employee Application Packet
  • Applications will be accepted until the position is filled
  • Applications shall be submitted to 16 Merrill Access Road, Thornton, NH  03285
  • 32 hours per week guaranteed
  • Applicants must be willing to be on call 24 hours/ 7 days a week
  • Prior plowing experience preferred

The Town reserves the right to reject any and all applications.

If any questions, please contact Road Agent John Kubik at 398-9444.

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.


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.

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As of April 1, 2012, the Land Resources Management Programs will no longer be accepting outdated permit application forms.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