Welcome to the Town of Northwood official website!

The Town of Northwood was founded in 1773 and is home to 4,241 year-round residents.  Situated on Route 4 the Town is on the main thoroughfare between Concord and Portsmouth and sees an average of 13,000 commuters every day.   

Mission Statement

The Town of Northwood New Hampshire seeks sustainable growth that protects our natural and historic resources, while preserving our values, qualities, and culture.

To promote and improve our quality of living, enhance our sense of community, and preserve the integrity of our small-town heritage.

We are committed to providing excellence in service for all citizens, businesses, and visitors through constant improvement and determination. We strive to sustain the public trust through open and responsive government, and we encourage public participation from our citizens and businesses.


Latest News & Announcements(view all)


Employment Opportunities


Posted Thu, Jul 12 at 09:23am

Town hiring Building Inspector, Municipal Secretary, and Transfer Station Attendant.read more

Health Department

Northwood Lake Public Beach Closed Due to High Bacteria Levels

Health Department

Posted Mon at 10:17am

Northwood Lake beach area has repeatedly tested positive for high levels of bacteria by the NH Department of Environmental Services. read more

Town soliciting Requests for Proposals for Fire Station exhaust extraction system

Requests for Proposals

Posted Thu, Jun 28 at 10:41am

            The Town of Northwood is soliciting proposals for the installation of a vehicle exhaust extraction system at the Narrows Fire Station. The system should accommodate three (3) fire apparatus.                Specifications for the project are available at the Town Hall at 818 First New Hampshire Turnpike between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M., Monday through Friday or by clicking HERE.   Sealed proposals marked “Fire Station Exhaust Extraction” will be accepted at the Town Administrators Office until 4:00 PM on Friday, July 20th, 2018. Bids will be publicly opened by the Board of Selectmen at a date to be determined.               The Board of Selectmen reserves the right to accept or reject any or all proposals in the best interest of the Town of Northwood.   ...read more

Administration Department

Seeking Volunteers for Board/Committee Vacancies

Administration Department

Posted Thu, Jun 21 at 01:22pm

The Town is seeking volunteers to fill vacancies on the following board, commission, or committee: Budget Committee (2 members) Cable Advisory Committee (2 to 4 members)
Economic Development Committee (3 members) Recreation Commission (1 member) Recycling Committee (2 members) Zoning Board of Adjustment (up to 3 Alternate members) ...read more

Board of Selectmen

New Dump Stickers Available

Board of Selectmen

Posted Wed, Jul 11 at 04:10pm

Pick up your new orange sticker for use of the town dump and beaches!
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Land Use and Community Development Department

Map Geo is online!

Land Use and Community Development Department

Posted Thu, Mar 29 at 12:33pm

MapGeo is online! MapGeo enables users to view data related to land use and zoning, natural resources, transportation, and economic development for the region. It also provides parcel and property card information. https://srpcnh.mapgeo.io/?latlng=43.370473%2C-71.02843&zoom=10 ...read more

Cable Advisory Committee

Northwood shows on LRPA

Cable Advisory Committee

Posted Sat at 12:59pm

Updated 7/14/2018 12:50 PMread more

Planning Board

Doing Business in Northwood

Planning Board

Posted Jul 06, 2016

The Northwood Planning staff, in cooperation with the Code Enforcement and Fire Department staff has prepared a new document entitled "Doing Business in Northwood."  This document will guide you through local approval process.  Click the icon at left on the home page for the document. ...read more

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