Town of Tilton
257 Main Street, Tilton, NH 03276
Phone: 603.286.4521 Fax: 603.286.3519
Town Hall Office Hours: 8:30 - 4:15, Thursday to 5:30
Transfer Station Hours: Wed 1 - 3 pm, Sat 9am - 1pm
Senior Center Hours: 8:30 am - 1:30 pm, Friday 10 am to 3 pm
- Electioneering on Presidential Primary Day
Local Ordinance: All candidates and campaign workers with (or without) signs must remain at least 200 feet from the entrance door(s) of the building where voting is taking place. They must not block any driveways or parking spaces.
All political signs on the grounds of Winnisquam Regional High School must be attended by a campaign worker (New Hampshire RSA 664:17). Unattended signs will be removed and may be picked up at the Tilton Public Works building on West Main after February 9th, 2016. Signs not picked up by February 15th will be recycled.
Charles Mitchell, Moderator
Town of Tilton
- PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY - Feb. 9th, 2016
Town of Tilton voting for the Presidential Primary will be on Tuesday, February 9th, from 8 am to 7 pm at the Winnisquam Regional High School. To apply for an absentee ballot, download this form and return it to the Town Clerk.
Sample ballots are here for republicans and democrats.
- 2016 PROPOSED ZONING AMENDMENTS
During its 2015 workshops, the Planning Board developed 6 amendments for consideration at March 2016 Town Meeting. A copy of the proposed amendments can be downloaded here. Questions or comments regarding the amendments can be directed to Dari Sassan, Land Use Coordinator (phone: 286-4521 X 105, email: email@example.com).
- 2016 Recycling Calendar
The dates of East Tilton recycling pickup and West Tilton recycling pickup are listed on the Town's Meeting Schedule and Agendas page (be sure to scroll down to the calendar), but we have also created a recycling calendar for 2016 if you wish to print your own and post it at home.
- TRANSFER STATION TAKING RECYCLING AND SOLID WASTE ONLY
Following the Fall Cleanup amnesty week in October, the Public Works transfer station ONLY taking solid waste in pay as you throw bags and recycling materials.
- BECOME A VOLUNTEER DRIVER!
The volunteer driver program (VDP) at the Community Action Program of Belknap and Merrimack Counties is in need of volunteer drivers to transport seniors and those with disabilities to medical appointments and shopping.
If you have a desire to help someone in your community, a reliable vehicle along with a valid NH driver's license and auto insurance, you can set your own hours, provide as many or as few trips as you'd like and receive mileage reimbursement.
For more information, please contact Juliana Dapice, Volunteer Driver Program Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or 603-224-8043.
- Red Cross Program - Smoke Detectors
For information on the Red Cross program on smoke detectors, please click here.
- 2016 Assessing Schedule
The following schedule shows when the assessor will be in Town Hall.
- Business Opportunities
Be sure to check our Bids and Request for Proposal page periodically, as that is where the town posts opportunities.
- 2015 Tax Rate set at $22.97
The Town of Tilton 2015 tax rate has been set at 22.97. The Town's finance director, Tim Pearson, has written a citizen's guide explaining the tax rate which is available here. The board of selectmen used $240,000 of unassigned fund balance to help bring the rate down to $22.97. The components of the tax rate follow:
Entity 2015 2014 Town 6.81 6.42 County 1.35 1.33 School local 10.18 9.74 School state 2.35 2.42 Fire District 2.28 2.17 Total 22.97 22.08
- Sign up for emergency Alerts
AlertTilton is the Town of Tilton's emergency notification system. Create a contact profile with the Town to receive alerts about emergencies and other important community news by signing up for our alert program, AlertTilton. By signing up and entering a little information about how to contact you, we'll be able to provide you with information as well as important emergency alerts by either regular telephone, cell phone, email, or text message. This system enables us to provide you with critical information quickly in a variety of situations, such as severe weather, unexpected road closures, missing persons and evacuations of buildings or neighborhoods, unusual police activity, town office closures, etc.
You will receive time-sensitive messages wherever you specify, such as your home, mobile or business phones, email address, text messages and more. You pick where, you pick how. Sign up today to be sure you receive important notifications.
Update 12/2013: AlertTilton helps nab area burglar, see Union Leader story.
- Keeping Tilton Clean
Attention Tilton Residents - want to make our state roads cleaner and more attractive while and at the same time control the growing cost of litter removal?
The State has a program to sponsor highways.
Also, NH the Beautiful is a unique organization offering anti-litter programs for communities. See the NH The beautiful flyer for more information.
Also, there is a new littering ordinance effective May 9th, 2013.
- Beware of utility scams
Please see the attached document concerning marketing for lowering your utility costs. IT CONTAINS HELPFUL QUESTIONS TO ASK if you are approached by marketers. And please note that there may be some scams going on. Please pay attention to the phone number if you have caller ID, it could help to identify unauthorized marketing and scams. Courtesy of EngAGING NH from: http://www.puc.nh.gov//
- Timber (Yield) Tax Procedure Changes effective 1/1/2013
There are new timber (yield) tax procedure changes which will go into effect on January 1st, 2013. Please read the Department of Revenue's notice.
- Driveway permits are required for paving work
Please note that a driveway permit is required if you repave your driveway. For more information, please contact the Land Use office at 286-4521 ext 105.
- Notice regarding Lot mergers
NOTICE -- If you own real estate lots that were involuntarily merged by municipal action, you may be able to have those lots restored to their pre-merger status. Your property may qualify if two or more lots were merged for zoning, assessing, or taxation purposes and the merger occurred:
- During your ownership, without your consent; or
- Prior to your ownership, if no previous owner consented to the merger.
To restore your property to pre-merger status, you must:
- Make a request to the local governing body
- No later than December 31, 2016.
- Your properties will once again become separate lots; however, they must still conform to applicable land use ordinances. Restoration does not cure non-conformity.
This notice must be:
- Posted continuously in a public place from January 1, 2012 until December 31. 2016. and
- Published in the 2011 through 2015 Annual Report.
Read the full statute at RSA 674:39-aa Restoration of Involuntarilv Merged Lots.
- Business Registrations and Occupancy Permits
As of March 2011 Zoning Regulation 10.4 was adopted to require new businesses coming in to town to register their business and to obtain a Certificate of Occupancy prior to the opening of the business. All existing businesses are also being asked to register their business with the town. Please use the attached form for registering your business. This will help the town to compile a list of businesses in the Town of Tilton for the town web site.
- Landlord Affidavit
Per RSA 540:1, the following affidavit is required to be filed with the Town Clerk. There is a fee of $20.00 per affidavit. For more information please see the RSA definitions.