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
The Fred Andrew Smart Chapel at the Tilton School
(Picture by Eric Pyra)
- Town of Tilton Holiday Hours
Town offices will be closing at noon on Wednesday, December 24th, and will remain closed until Monday, December 29th. Offices will close again for Thursday, January 1st. Town offices will be open on Friday, January 2nd.
The Public Works transfer station will be closed on Wednesday, December 24th.
Also, from December 1st through April 30th, the transfer station only accepts wood and recycling, no other items. If you have any questions, please call the Public Works department at 603.286.4721.
- Pines Christmas Vacation Camp
To see what's happening at the Pines, please read their flyer on Christmas Vacation Camp or visit their website.
- Downtown Overnight Parking Ban Reminder
As a reminder, the Town of Tilton Parking Ordinance prohibits parking on Main Street in the downtown area from midnight to 5 am. Downtown residents using the Municipal Parking Lots for overnight parking and who have a valid parking permit, should park the last row of the municipal lots. This also allows for snow removal on Main Street and in the municipal lots during the overnight hours.
For more information, please contact the Tilton Police at 603-286-4442 or view the parking and traffic ordinance amended in 2011 here and map.
- Firefighters Warm Hearts of Tilton/Northfield Children with New Winter Coats
The Tilton Northfield Christmas Fund would like to acknowledge the generous donation of winter coats to our annual Holiday giving program. As of November 25, nearly 50 children from low income families will be outfitted with brand new winter coats thanks to Tilton-Northfield Firefighters, AND it is expected another shipment will arrive any day now. These donations have been and will be partnered with the resources of the TNS CHRISTMAS fund to provide new winter coats, snow pants, boots, hats and mittens to area children this winter. The Tilton Northfield firefighters have themselves partnered with Operation Warm, a national, non-profit organization that has provided new coats to 1.5 million children in need. Firefighters fundraise in order to personally fit each child, help select their favorite color, and write their name in the interior tag of their new coat, which reads, "Made Just for You." At the Tilton Northfield Fire Station Luke Wakefield contacted our program to see if we could partner and provide greater coverage and services to Children in need. Firefighters worked closely with the Tilton Human Services Director Heather Thibodeau to identify area children qualifying for support. "A new coat allows families to stretch limited financial resources to other basic necessities like food and shelter," explained Justin Kantar, Tilton-Northfield Firefighter, "Our children and schools benefit from this program in more ways than one." The Welfare Director, Heather Thibodeau and all members of the TNS Christmas Fund were delighted when Luke Wakefield contacted them with this new opportunity to provide support for all our families in need. "The Fire Dept. has taken a hands on approach, offering to deliver, and order specific coats for each child." This is a classic example of how groups working together can provide comprehensive services to the community, collaboration and communication is essential in serving more people in a manner that meets the needs of the community. We are so grateful for the support of the Tilton Northfield Fire Department and their generosity in taking on this time consuming project this year to serve the community.
- 2014 Tax Rate set at $22.08, town portion down 13 cents
The Board of Selectmen announced the 2014 tax rate. The Town's finance director, Tim Pearson, has written a citizen's guide explaining the tax rate which is available here. While the rate is up $1.83 over the 2013 rate, approximately half of the increase was due to the Town's lower value as a result of this being an update year. The board of selectmen used approximately 25% of available fund balance ($275,000) to help bring the rate down to $22.08. The components of the tax rate follow:
Entity 2013 2014 Town 6.55 6.42 County 1.29 1.33 School local 8.02 9.74 School state 2.44 2.42 Fire District 1.95 2.17 Total 20.25 22.08
- EBOLA Warnings
For information on EBOLA click here, or go to the State of NH Health & Human Services page here.
- Current Use Board - 2014 Public Forums
Pursuant to RSA 79-A:3, the Current Use Board will be holding a series of three (3) public forums across the State to hear questions and comments from the general public pertaining to current use practices and rates. At the forums, the Board will present its proposal for current use assessment ranges for the coming year.
- Cannon Bridge RFP
A request for proposal has been posted for work pertaining to the deck repair and reconstruction of Cannon bridge. Please see the bids page for more information.
- 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 $15.00 per affidavit. For more information please see the RSA definitions.