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Welcome to Atkinson

Atkinson is a quiet, bedroom community town located in southern New Hampshire. The winding road of Main Street is both historic and beautiful and was recently adopted as one of New Hampshire's scenic byways. Conveniently located between Routes 125 and 111, you can enjoy country living with easy access to shopping and urban areas.

Current News and Upcoming Events!

April 24

Memorial Day 2017

Atkinson Memorial Day Parade Committee is pleased announce its plans for the annual Memorial Day parade and services. The parade and ceremonies will be held on Monday, May 29, 2017 at 10:30a.m. The parade will start at town hall to Academy Avenue, left on to Leroy Avenue and right on Main St. to the Atkinson Town Dow Common, then a Memorial Day ceremony will follow the parade at the common by the Soldier’s monument. We have set aside this special day to honor the memory of the men and women who courageously gave their lives for their country and the well-being of those less fortunate. Each year, veterans join us to be honored for their courage, and to remember all those who served, and those who lost their lives. All veterans and the families of veterans in their honor, who would like to march, please arrive at 10:00 a.m. for the lineup. The Atkinson Women’s Civic Club is inviting bikes, trikes and carriages to be decorated in red, white and blue theme this year again. Please bring your wheels to be judged at Town Hall front lawn at 9:30 a.m.
Following the ceremony please join us at the fire station where the Atkinson Fire Fighters Association will hold their annual cookout and enjoy music by the Timberlane Community Band.
Please come and pay tribute to the many servicemen and women who died protecting our freedom.
Any group/club who would like to march and need more information, please call Paula Holigan 603 490-1301 or email

April 21

Town Clerk Office Closed

The Town Clerk Office will be closed on Wednesday May 17th due to the Annual Seacoast Regional Workshop

April 14

Beautification Week

Attention Atkinson residents: Please join Atkinson Recreation Commission sponsored “Town Beautification Week ~ let’s clean up our roads and Streets!” from Saturday, April 22nd – “Earth Day” to Sunday, April 30th. You can pick your day and time your family can participate during the time. Most of main roads in our town will be taken care of by State and Town Departments so your focus is your neighborhood side streets, or we can suggest the public area.

You may pick up gloves and garbage bags (black one for general trash and clear one for recycling) from Atkinson Community Center- 4 Main Street on Saturday, April 22nd 8:30 am ~ 10 am, Monday, April 24th to Wednesday, April 26th 8:30 am ~ 4 p m Consider separating recyclable items such as aluminum cans, glass and plastic bottles in clear bags. Leave all the garbage bags on the curbside. Please notify calling 362-5531 for the streets you worked on so our Highway Department members can pick up garbage bags during that time.

Please call Atkinson Recreation Director Noriko Yoshida-Travers at 362-5531 or email for more information or any question.

April 7

Hazardous Waste Day

Spring's Hazardous Waste Day will be on Saturday April 29th from 9 AM - 12 PM at the Plaistow Recreational Field, 51 Old Country Road, Plaistow. Click here for more information

March 22

2017 Bids

Check out the 2017 Department bids, now posted under the 'Public notices' section of the website. Please check back weekly (updated 10/18)

March 21

2017 Town Election Results

2017 Town and School Board Results for Atkinson are now posted, you can find the watch the playback of the Results on ACTV-20 or view it on the Town's Vimeo account

March 17

Atkinson's Friday Night

The Monthly Variety Show, for all residents to take part of either on stage or in the audience. Sign ups can be sumbitted Here for April 21st, and the show will take place at the Kimball Library from 6 - 8PM. This show will take place every third friday of the month from 6 - 8PM. Hope to see you all there. ACTV-20 and the Atkinson Recreation is sponsoring the Event.

March 14

2017 Sun 'N Fun Registration

Forms for the 2017 Sun 'N Fun Registration is now available on the Recreation Page, Sun 'N Fun Employment for Councilors is still open til the end of March.

March 4

Tax Collector Winter Hours

The Tax Collector is currently using the Winter Hours for Operation, please visit the Tax Collector Page to view the new hours.

March 4

2016 Town Report

The 2016 Atkinson Town report (pdf) is now available online here and on the Selectmen page, also hard copies are available at the Community Center, Kimball Library, and Town Hall.

12, 2016

Government Meeting Agenda

Government Meeting Agendas can be found under the respected Board, under the year and date in the 'Agenda/Minutes' drop down. The Agenda will be replaced by the minutes once approved.

October 31

Tree Maintence Due to Drought

The following is a Eversource Press Release (pdf) recommending that property owners regularly check tree branchs that may interfere with wires along the roadway and through your property

October 21

Towns Tax Rate Comparison

A side by side comparison of the 2015 and 2016 tax rate is posted in the Assessors webpage for informational purposes only. For any questions please call or contact the Assessors office. You can find their contact on the Assesors page.

27, 2016

Voluntary Water Ban in Effect

In accordance with RSA 41:11-d, effective immediately, there will be Voluntary Water ban (pdf) for all residents within the boundaries of the Town of Atkinson until further notice.

Jan 6

Elder Services Calls

All calls for services, medical equipment and transport requests may be made to 603.362.9582 between the hours of 8:30 am and 12:00 noon Monday through Friday.

Jan 5

Atkinson Cemetery Expansion

The Atkinson Cemetery Trustees are currently working with the engineering firm of Keach-Nordstrom Associates, Inc. to plan the Atkinson Cemetery Expansion project. To view drawings, costs and other relevant documents click here.

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