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Hours of Operation: Mon - Fri 8:00am - 4:30pm
First and last Thursday of each month til 7pm
Contact Info: P.O. Box 659
Alton, NH 03809
(603) 875-2162
Fax (603) 875-2163
Town Planner: Ken McWilliams
Planning Secretary: Randy Sanborn


Planning Board
Dave Collier - Chairman
Tom Hoopes - Vice Chairman
Roger Sample- Clerk
Bill Curtin - Member
Peter Bolster - Member
Scott Williams - Member
Virgil Macdonald - Selectmen's Representative
Phil Whittmann - Planning Alternate
The Planning Board is responsible for developing and assuring compliance with the Town's land use regulations. These include the Town's Master Plan, Subdivision Regulations, and Site Plan Review Regulations. The Planning Board reviews all residential and commercial development proposals for conformance with the Town's land use regulations. The Board also reviews Voluntary Lot Mergers and Boundary Line Adjustment applications. The Planning Board strives to balance the rights of the individual property owner with the public interest to preserve the rural character of the Town, to protect the Town's natural resources, to enhance the public health, safety and general welfare, while encouraging the appropriate and wise use of land within the community.

The Planning Board is comprised of six elected members, a representative from the Board of Selectmen, and two alternate members who are appointed by the Planning Board. The Planning Board meets once a month on the third Tuesday of the month at the Alton Town Hall. The meetings begin at 6:00p.m. Applications that involve subdivision of land, site plan review, boundary line adjustments, and lot mergers must be received by the Planning Department by 12:30 PM on the scheduled new application deadline date available in the Planning Department.

All application schedules and meeting times and dates are subject to change. Please contact the planning department for the most current information.

Information regarding the application process, application materials, and copies of the Town's land use regulations may be obtained from the Planning Department, located on the first floor of the Alton Town Hall. Or you may call 875-2162.