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
Town Clerk Tax Collector: 8:30 - 4:15 and Thursday to 5:30
Transfer Station Hours: Wed 1 - 3 pm, Sat 9am - 1pm
Senior Center Hours: 9 am - 2 pm Monday through Thursday
- June 2020 Edition of Tilton Times
The June 2020 edition of the Tilton Times is being mailed with tax bills. A copy is available here.
- Town Offices to remain closed until June 15th
The board of selectmen voted on May 29th to keep Town offices closed to the public until Monday, June 15th. Please contact the Town Clerk/Tax Collector's office starting June 3rd for new information on hours and accessibility to the Town Clerk's services prior to June 15th.
- State Primary Election Information
The state primary election will be held at the Winnisquam Regional High School on Tuesday, September 8th beginning at 8:00 am and closing not earlier than 7:00 pm. For more information on the state primary election, please see the Warrant.
CHANGE PARTY AFFILIATION
To change your party affiliation for the upcoming September 8, 2020 Primary, you must complete this change form (rev 05/18/2020). This completed form MUST be received by the Town Clerk by June 2, 2020. If you do not know what party you are affiliated with please use the following link: https://app.sos.nh.gov/Public/PartyInfo.aspx
- Spring Clean-up Days
The Town of Tilton will be holding AMNESTY DAYS for the annual Spring Clean Up on four consecutive Saturdays beginning May 30th from 8:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Proof of residency or a Town of Tilton dump sticker will be required to participate. Due to COVID-19, Public Works personnel will not be allowed to assist in the unloading of any materials, so please plan accordingly. The Department of Public Works has designed the disposal plan with dumpsters arranged as follows:
1. Household burnables
2. Demolition dumpster
6. Refrigerators, freezers and air conditioners
Please load your vehicles accordingly so that unloading will ensure a smooth flow of traffic through the Public Works facility, as only one car will be allowed at a time.
- Temporary Outdoor Seating Policy
Please see the Selectmen's Policies regarding outdoor seating on Main Street.
- Update: Town Hall Closed to the Public Through June 14th
Online services will still be available for Town Clerk / Tax Collector activities, see the end of this announcement for that information.
The board of selectmen will be meeting virtually on Thursday's at 4:45 pm, make use of live links to the meeting that will be posted here. We are working on providing this live coverage and some means to ask questions via a call in number to be provided before the meeting.
The Tilton Sewer Commission will be closed to the public until further notice, please read the announcement from the Sewer Commissioners.
For information on Welfare/Human Services, please call 608-6627 or 286-4521 ext 100 and please see the application.
The Health Officer is available by phone and email, please call 603-286-4521 X 102 and leave a message. The voicemail in the morning and afternoon and she is also available by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Land Use Department, including Planning, Zoning and Code Enforcement has posted a department procedure notice regarding COVID-19.
- Fire District Meeting Postponed
Attention Tilton Voters: The Fire District Meeting has been postponed until:
July 13th at 7 pm and it will be held at the
Winnisquam Regional High School Cafe, 435 W. Main Street, Tilton NH 03276.
If you have any questions, please call the Fire District at 603.286.4781
- LOW AND MODERATE INCOME HOMEOWNERS PROPERTY TAX RELIEF
Please see the following form and instructions for low and moderate income homeowners property tax relief.
- How to report that a street light is out
Please contact Eversource to report a street light that's out, thank you.
- Eversource Work in Tilton - April to May
Eversource has two scopes of work that are impacting Tilton in April and May. Eversource mailed a letter to property owners along the L176/J125 Transmission line this week. This corridor is the one that connects Webster Substation and Laconia Substation, and is located in the towns of Franklin, Tilton, Belmont and Laconia.
This letter outlines the two scopes of work: Cyclical Vegetation Maintenance and the continuation (and completion) of the Communication Wire (OPGW) installation. Details on schedule for each scope of work is as follows:
Cyclical Vegetation Maintenance:
Cyclical Vegetation Maintenance is scheduled to take place within this corridor starting the week of April 20 and continuing through May 2020. This work consists primarily of brush mowing along with removal of tall-growing species within the right of way and occurs every 4 years. John Brown & Sons will be the contractor and will be using their standard brush mowing and maintenance equipment to perform the work.
Communication Wire Installation:
As has been communicated with the towns before, this work was completed in seven sections, called "pulls". Five of the seven pulls are complete. The final two sections are set to be pulled in late-April and early-May, with completion of the project by the end of May. The locations of the work are:
Pull 3: Str 118 to 92 is Union Road, Belmont to Ashuelot Drive, Tilton
Pull 6: Str 43 to 13 is Calef Hill Road, Tilton to North Main Street, Franklin
- Sewer Commission Note on Toilet Paper Shortage
Since the Corona virus has hit, people across the country have been stocking up on supplies. This has created an unprecedented toilet paper shortage. People are creative and we will get through this. Unfortunately, our sewer pipes and pumps are not as adaptable as we are. If you are out of toilet paper and are using other means for bathroom hygiene PLEASE DON'T FLUSH IT! Even paper towels, personal hygiene wipes (adult and baby) and rag, t shirt or other strips of material will cause problems. In order to keep our system (and your toilets) operational, if you find yourself in this situation, PLEASE, PLEASE (!!!) bag and throw away these sort of items rather than flushing them.
It won't be forever, but the last thing we need at this point with so much uncertainty and fear that we are already under, are toilets that won't flush. Other areas around the country are already experiencing problems. Please help us to keep things flowing!
If you have an enormous supply of toilet paper, please consider donating to those who are lacking, check with your friends and neighbors. If your neighbor flushes something that binds our pumps up and shuts down the system, it doesn't matter how many rolls you have stocked, your toilet won't flush either. We are all in this together! Stay safe.
- Old Home Day and Old Home Day Parade has been Canceled this year
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Old Home Day and the Old Home Day Parade has been canceled this year.
- Senior Center Wednesday Night Music Postponed
The Wednesday Evening Music Night at the Senior Center is postponed until further notice.
- 2019 Town of Tilton Tax Rate
The Town of Tilton 2019 tax rate was set at $22.06 (this rate is used for the 2nd tax bill of 2019 and the 1st estimated tax bill of 2020). The board of selectmen returned to taxpayers the recent municipal aid received from the State as well as some unassigned fund balance to offset half the cost of the land purchase on Route 132.
2019 was a reassessment year for the Town, and we saw our equalized value increase from $512,913,645 in 2018 to $620,756,767 in 2019. The increase in the equalized value causes a lower tax rate (think teeter totter like action, equalized value goes down, rate goes up and vice versa). A complete explanation may be found in the finance director's Guide to the Town of Tilton Tax Rate for 2019. It is available to help citizens learn how our tax rate is calculated.
- 2020 Census Information Video
The following video describes how and when the census will take place and how to detect a valid census taker.
- DRIVEWAY PERMITS MAY BE REQUIRED FOR PAVING WORK
Please note that a driveway permit may be required if you construct, expand or resurface a driveway, or if you change the use of a property. For driveways connecting to state roads, permitting information can be obtained from DOT District III (524-6667). For driveways connecting to town roads, visit the Code Enforcement page for driveway guidelines, definitions and the driveway permit form. For more information, please contact the Land Use office at 286-4521 ext 105
- Business Registrations and Occupancy Permits
Zoning Regulation 10.4 requires any new business moving into existing commercial structure shall require a certificate of occupancy. All new businesses coming into town will be required to register with the Land Use Office in the Town of Tilton. Please use the attached form for registering your business.
- Landlord Affidavit
PROPERTY OWNER DESIGNATED RESPONDENT 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.