Thornton, NH News & Notices

Public Notices and News:

2015 Christmas Tree Lighting

Join in the fun at 4:30PM on Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at the Thornton Mucicipal Building for the lighting of the Town Christmas Tree.  There will be a special visit from Santa! Click here for  the 2015 Christmas Tree Lighting Notice


December 21, 2015

The Board of Selectmen shall hold a public meeting on Wednesday, December 21, 2015 beginning at 5:00pm at the Thornton Town Office for the purpose of conducting other business and to conduct the following Public Hearings at the times listed:

6:30pm – Pemi Valley Bluegrass Festival

Special Event Application submitted by Pemi Valley Bluegrass Associates to hold the Pemi Valley Bluegrass Festival  from August 4, 2016 to August 7, 2016 on property owned by Brad C. Benton and Helen B. Steele identified as Map 10 Lot 3-37 located at 2015 NH Rt. 175.

7:00pm – 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, 2016 to August 21, 2016 on property owned by Brad C. Benton and Helen B. Steele identified as Map 10 Lot 3-37 located at 2015 NH Rt. 175.

7:30pm – Unanticipated funds RSA 31:95-b

Emergency Management Performance Grant funds for Hardening and Equipment for the Local EOC.

7:45pm – Unanticipated funds RSA 31:95-b

Emergency Management Performance Grant funds for Purchase and Installation of a Generator for the Local EOC.

8:00pm – Acquisition of Land RSA 41:14-a

The Board of Selectmen for the Town of Thornton proposes to acquire a portion of Tax Map 3 Lot 4-10 owned by  R. Bradley located off Dick Bradley Road.





January 12, 2016  1:00pm to 3:00pm

LOCATION: Thornton, NH

                Over the last several months, the Town of Thornton, with the Hazard Mitigation Planning Committee, has been working to update Thornton’s Hazard Mitigation Plan.  The Plan identifies potential natural and Man-made hazards throughout the town and various projects and/or strategies to mitigate their effects.  The President signed into law, the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 (DMA), Section 322-Mitigation Planning.  It requires all local governments to prepare and adopt jurisdiction wide hazard mitigation plans as a condition of receiving Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) and Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) project grants.

                All residents, neighboring communities, businesses, and interested parties are formally invited to participate in the plan update process.

                For more information please contact the Emergency Operations Director, Tom Powers, at (603)726-7562 or via email at



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.