Cornish Town Office

Cornish Town Office

Welcome to Cornish, New Hampshire.
Please click here for 2016 Town Meeting Information.

Cornish News & Announcements

ABSENTEE BALLOT INFORMATION: Absentee ballot requests must be made in writing to the Town Clerk.  Written request must include printed name and signature and address to which ballot is to be mailed.  For Primary, an undeclared requester must indicate Democrat or Republican Ballot.  Requester must be on checklist to obtain a ballot.  Ballots must be received by the Town Clerk by 5pm on the day of the election.

1.18.2016 The Town Clerk’s Office will be closed 1/18/2016.

The Planning Board will hold a public hearing on the proposed removal of trees identified as hazards by Eversource along the following town of Cornish roads designated as scenic: Lang Road, Platt Road, Saint Gaudens Road.
For a map and listing of proposed removals, please click here.  The full text of the notice can be found on the Planning Board Page.

1.4.2016 The Selectboard will hold a budget work session on Wednesday, January 6, 6:30 pm, in the Town Offices.

12.20.2015 Holiday Hours at the Town Offices.
Selectmen’s Office: Closed
December 24 , 25 and January 1.  The Selectmen will not meet December 25.
Town Clerk: Open Monday, December 21, 5-7 pm.
Town Clerk & Tax Collector: Open Tuesday anTd Wednesday, December 22 and 23, 4:30-7pm.
Closed Friday-Saturday, December 24-26.  Open Monday and Tuesday, December 28 and 29, 4:30-7pm.  Closed December 30 and 31.  Back to regular schedule in January.

11.20.2015  The Cornish Planning Board will hold a public hearing on proposed amendments to the Subdivision Regulations.  For the full text of the amendments please visit the Planning Board page.  Time and place: Thursday, December 3, 2015,7 pm, Cornish Town Offices.

11.20.2015 The SAU Planning Committee  will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, December 8, 2015, at 7 pm, at the Cornish Elementary School.  Please visit the SAU Committee page for the full report, a report summary, and the full text of the notice.

11.18.2015 Reminder: Property Tax Bills are due December 7, 2015.  Please visit the Tax Collector page for more information.

11.3.2015 Election Day: There are no elections in Cornish today.

10.8.2015 The next meeting of the Cornish Historical Society is October 12, 2015 at 7 PM when Gary Ward speaks on “THE MEDAL OF HONOR AND AN UPDATE TO THE GETTYSBURG STORY.” For more information see our News and Notes. The meeting is at the Cornish Town Office, 488 Town House Road, Cornish, NH. There is no admission charge and all are welcome.

Police Station9.17.2015   SAFETY SERVICES OPEN HOUSE:  Sunday, October 4, from 12-2 pm at Engine One Fire Station (across from the school).  Eat lunch with members of the fire department, police department, rescue squad. Touch our trucks! See our equipment! Ask questions! Get a few goodies! Displays from NH E911, NH Division of Forestry, NH Poison Control and more. Free hot dogs, chips and drinks! Parking on the upper portion of the CREA property just East of the fire station.  For more information, contact Chantelle (please click here for email)
or Dale (please click here for email) .

9.14.2015 The catalog of the Cornish Historical Society is now online! CHS has also mounted, with the approval of the Select Board, an exhibit at the Town Office, Second Floor.  The collection on School Street focuses on art, history(past history), and the Cornish Colony.  As a supplement, the exhibit at the Town Office has a theme of more current history and showcases items relevant to persons presently living in the town.  A Finding Guide to the exhibit is available also at the collections page.

Please visit the Collections page to access the catalog.

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Steve Taylor will be the featured speaker at the 9/14 Historical Society meeting.

9.4.2015  The Cornish Historical Society has posted its News and Notes Newsletter. The newsletter has the meeting schedule for this Fall and next Spring. The next meeting is at 7:00 PM on September 14 at the Cornish Town Offices with Steve Taylor presenting “ New Hampshire’s Love-Hate Relationship with its Agricultural Fairs.” All are welcome.

9.4.2015  The Office of the Selectmen will be closed and the Board of Selectmen will not meet on Friday, September 4, 2015, and Monday, September 7, 2015.


66th Annual Cornish Fair: August 21-23.

8.19.2015 Parsonage Road will be closed to through traffic from Townhouse Road to the Town Garage.
– Friday, August 21,2015 6:00AM to 11:00PM
– Saturday, August 22,2015 6:00AM to 11:00PM
– Sunday, August 23,2015 6:00AM to 7:00PM

8.19.2015 The Office of the Selectmen will be closed and the Board of Selectmen will not meet on Friday, August 21, 2015.

7.31.2015 The New Hampshire Department of Transportation will hold a Public Information Meeting on major maintenance work involving scour protection to the Cornish-Windsor Covered Bridge:
· Date and Time: Friday, July 31, 2015, 3pm
· Location: Cornish Town Offices, 488 Town House Road, Cornish, NH

7.27.2015 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING: You are hereby notified that the Cornish Selectboard will hold a public hearing pursuant to NH RSA 31:95-b, Appropriation of Funds Made Available during the Year, to accept a gift of $80,000 from the estate of James C. Kibbey. Time and place of said hearing is as follows:
Monday, August 3, 2015, 7:00 pm
Cornish Town Offices
488 Town House Road
Cornish, NH 03745

Cornish Old Home Day will take place on July 25 at the Church on Center Road.  For more information, please visit the Old Home Day page.

7.14.2015 The Office of the Selectmen is closed today, July 14.  Town Clerk will hold regular hours.

7.1.2015 The Office of the Selectmen will be closed Friday, July 3, and the Selectboard will not meet that day.

7.1.2015 First bill 2015 Property Taxes are due today.  Please visit the Tax Collector page for more information.