Thornton, NH News & Notices

Public Notices and News:

NOTICE: Thornton Town Office Parking Area

The parking area at the Thornton Town Office located at 16 Merrill Access Road will not be accessible Saturday, September 12, 2015 and Sunday, September 13, 2015 as work is scheduled to resurface the parking area.


Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day:  Saturday, September 26, 2015 at the Plymouth Recycling Center located at 56 Beech Hill Road from 9:00am to Noon.  Click here for the 2015 HHW Info Sheet.


The Pemigewasset River Local Advisory Committee will meet Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at 7:00 PM in the downstairs meeting room at the Pease Public Library at 1 Russell Street in Plymouth (off Highland Street).

Click on the following to view:  Draft Minutes of June 30, 2015    AGENDA August 25, 2015  PRLAC Resolution re: Northern Pass  All meetings of the Pemigewasset River Local Advisory Committee are open to the public; all are encouraged to attend. For meeting minutes, agenda, and information visit the PRLAC website at




The Town of Thornton has an immediate opening for the permanent part-time position of Transfer Station Attendant. It is recommended that applicants have experience working at a transfer station.  Applicants must be willing to obtain the necessary NH DES certification. The position is a Labor Grade 2 with an hourly pay range from $10.59/hr. to $14.96/hr.   Position requires working approximately 16-18 hours/week on the weekends.  A full job description and application packet is available at the Town Office and by clicking Permanent Part-Time TS Attendant Application Packet.  The position will remain open until filled.

Applications must be submitted to:  Board of Selectmen ATTN: Permanent Part-Time Transfer Station Attendant 16 Merrill Access Road, Thornton, NH  03285

The Town of Thornton is an equal opportunity employer.



Please submit a letter of interest to the Board of Selectmen if you interested in serving in one of the following positions:

  • Town Moderator (until March 2016 election)

  • Conservation Committee Member

  • Zoning Board of Adjustment Alternate



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.