Cornish Town Office

Cornish Town Offices 488 Town House Road Cornish, NH 03745

Please visit the Emergency Management page for more COVID-19 information.

COVID-19 NOTICE: For the 2020 State Primary ONLY in light of the COVID-19 Pandemic, the governor has issued an executive order allowing voters to change their party affiliation by completing a form and returning it to your city or town clerk by 5pm on June 2. Please visit the Election Information page for more details.

To All Town of Cornish Residents:
Starting on May 13th, the Recycle Center will be open from 9:00-1:00 on Saturdays.

  • Lebanon is no longer allowing Cornish residents to recycle at their facility.
  • The Wednesday opening date is to help lesson traffic flow on Saturday 5/16 regular hours.
  • There will be only two (2) cars allowed to unload at a time.  Please stay in line and wait your turn.   If the line of traffic into the Recycling Center is backed up to Route 120, drive right on by and come back in a little while.
  • You will be responsible for handling your own recyclables.  Our help will be there only to assist you from a distance.  We will be following CDC guidelines.  Masks are recommended.
  • This is not a social gathering.  Please follow the rules. If rules are not followed, we will shut back down.
  • Please visit the Recycling Center Page for more information.


Per order of the Board of Selectmen, the annual Cornish Memorial Day Service is cancelled due to the Governor’s extension of safety precautions concerning public gatherings through May 31st.


Office of the Selectmen
Open for Phone and Email Communications
Walk-In on Limited Basis

The Board of Selectmen’s Office will remain open for business which must be conducted in person. All forms and permit applications can be either mailed or emailed to you and returned in the same manner or left in the Town Office drop box.  The Selectboard is available to discuss town business by speaker phone during regular business hours: Mondays from 6:30-8:30pm and Fridays from 3:00-5:00pm.

Phone: (603) 675-5611
Email: [email protected]
Mail: 488 Town House Road; Cornish, NH 03745

Cornish Town Clerk
Open for Mail-In and Drop Box Transactions
In-person transactions BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

The Town Clerk’s Office will be open for in person transactions BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.  All other transactions will be handled through the mail or the town office drop box. The NH DMV has extended all 20-day plates, DMV and dealer, until April 30, 2020. Please note that State Offices are not accepting town transactions at this time.

Phone: (603) 675-5207
Email: [email protected]
Mail: PO Box 183; Cornish Flat, NH 03746

Cornish Tax Collector
Open for Mail-In and Drop Box Transactions ONLY

The Cornish Tax Collector’s Office will be open for mail-in and drop box transactions only.  Please phone or email with any questions.

Phone: (603) 675-5221
Email: [email protected]
Mail: PO Box 202; Cornish Flat, NH 03746


A message from the Town Assessors:
Avitar Work Protocol Given the COVID-19 Pandemic
            In light of the Governor’s announcement regarding the State of Emergency and School closures, we have felt the need to be proactive and safe.  Given the contracts we have in place, we still need to work and keep on schedule as much as possible.  Our field staff are still out in the field working, however, they have been advised not to enter properties for interior inspections.  They will still visit, knock, step back and gather information from the taxpayers at the door and continue on with any exterior work needed.  This is in line with the CDC recommendations regarding avoidance of close contact.  If taxpayers are sick, they should be advised not to open the door at all.  We will be sending letters at a later date to complete interior inspections where needed.  The safety of our staff and all taxpayers is one of our top concerns and we will work diligently to ensure everyone stays as safe as possible.  We recognize that we may encounter children home alone or with their parents and want to get the word out regarding our protocol.  If this pandemic continues, this may alter how we handle the informal hearing process for those towns with updates/revaluations this year, as well.  We will post updates as they occur on our website and send further notification if and when things change.
Loren Martin
Director, Assessing Operations


IMMEDIATE OPENING: Cornish Highway Department, Truck Driver.
Job description and application are available at the Employment Opportunities page.


The stump dump at the Cornish Recycling Center is closed To ALL dumping (residential & commercial) until further notice.