• view of pond with trees in the fall, Land Use Board Community Forum 6-7pm 6/12/24 at Town Hall Main Meeting Room
  • multicolored pawprints in background, town seal bottom right - dogs required to be registered by 4/30, fines issued 6/1
  • 2024 Town Meeting Results www.barrington.nh.gov/2024townmeetingresults town seal, burgundy and tan background
  • 2023 Annual Report available - seal, greenhill bridge photos burgundy background, available at town offices and businesses
  • burgundy border, town seal, tax office hours update to match town clerk mwth: 8a-5p, weds 1p-6p.

Ask The Town was started to help answer resident questions about Town government.  There is a lot happening in Barrington and we want residents to have all the details.  Chances are, if one resident has a question, others are wondering the same thing.

Hearing about what residents want to know also helps us make improvements to how we share information. Send questions to ask@barrington.nh.gov; questions and answers may be featured on the Town’s website: www.barrington.nh.gov and/or Facebook page: www.facebook.com/BarringtonNHGov.

Recent Questions

  • Q. Why is the 2023 Town Budget/Warrant Public Hearing on a Tuesday?  Answer.
  • Q. What is the Barrington Town Center?  Answer.
  • Q. When is a driveway permit required?  Answer.
  • Q. Why are there not solar panels on the new Town Hall?  Answer.
  • Q. What positions are up for election in 2023?  Answer.
  • Q. Does the Town replace damaged mailboxes?  Answer.
  • Q. When is the Greenhill Road Bridge over the Insinglass River going to be replaced?  Answer.
  • Q. What are the details of the dispute regarding the construction and future maintenance of Overlook Circle?  Answer.
  • Q. Is political campaigning allowed at the Transfer Station and Recycling Center?  Answer
  • Q. What rules regulate the use of Recreational Vehicles in Barrington?  Answer
  • Q. Where do I find information about Town-owned land sales, including results from recent sales?  Answer.
  • Q. How do I review my property's assessed value or property record card; what if there are mistakes?  Answer.
  • Q. How do I find information about private cemeteries?  Answer.
  • Q. What role does the Town government play in deciding which cable and internet providers serve Barrington?  Answer.
  • Q. Do I need a fire permit to burn brush in the winter?  Answer.
  • Q. What are the details of the 2022 Property Tax Rate?  Answer.
  • Q. Who decides how property is subdivided or developed? Answer.
  • Q. What were the 2022 Midterm Election results?  Answer.
  • Q. What is an election recount and why were the 2022 Strafford District 4 results recounted?  Answer.
  • Q. Where can I buy a Barrington flag, like the one flying outside the Town Hall?  Answer.
  • Q. When will Mallego Road from Stone Farm Road to Route 125 be paved?  Answer.
  • Q. What are the Applicable State and Local Regulations Regarding Political Signs?  Answer.
  • Q. What is Pay-As-You-Throw (PAYT)?  Answer.
  • Q. Why does the Town have 'Barrington' Trash Bags which Increases Plastic Waste?  Answer.
  • Q. Why was Brewster Road prepared for paving in 2022, but not paved?  Answer.
  • Q. What is the Petitioned Special Town Meeting? (8/9/2022)
  • Q. What are the March 8, 2022 Election Results? (3/10/2022)
  • Q. How do warrant articles appropriate funds without a tax rate impact?/What is unassigned fund balance? (1/25/2022)
    • A. Unassigned fund balance is a savings account primarily comprised of revenues in excess of projections and unexpended appropriations which is available for cash-flow, emergency expenditures, and capital improvements (additional information). These funds can only be appropriated by voters at Town Meeting. Using unassigned fund balance in this way (and consisted with the Town's Fund Balance Policy) helps fund the Town's priorities and reduces future tax rate increases.
  • Q. Will the Town replace my mailbox?
  • Q. What is a Partial Statistical Update and when will I see the updated value of my property? (9/14/2021)
    • A. Details about the 2021 Partial Statistical Update can be found here: www.barrington.nh.gov/2021reval.  A property's updated value will be indicated on the second half tax bill which is typically issued in November and due in December.
  • Q. What is the Voter Registration Purge? (5/10/2021)
    • A. Every 10 years the elected Supervisors of the Checklist must verify the checklist of registered voters (RSA 654:39). This process includes verification of the qualifications of any voter who has not voted in any election within the previous four years. Letters have been sent to all such individuals providing instructions on how to re-register by August 1, 2021. At that time, anyone who has not voted in the previous four years and did not re-register will be removed from the checklist of registered voters.
  • Q. When do I need to register my dog? (3/31/2021)
  • Q. Does the Barrington Police Department use body cameras? (2/5/2021)

Ask The TownDevelopment Projects and Land Use Applications

Active (subdivision/site review cases for the Planning or Zoning Board)

  • 240-8-GR-22
    • Map 240, Lot 8 (Young Road)
    • 23-Lot Conservation Subdivision (65 Acres)
    • November 1, 2022 - Planning Board - Preliminary Design
    • December 21, 2022 - Zoning Board - Variances and Special Exception

Conditionally Approved


  • 239-7-TC-22
    • Map 239, Lot 7 (Rte. 125, Rte. 9, Mallego Road)
    • Senior Housing and Care Campus (12 Acres)
    • October 4, 2022 - Planning Board - Conceptual Site Plan
    • December 21, 2022 - Zoning Board - Variances
    • Denied
  • Q. Do I need a sticker to use the Transfer Station? (1/1/2021)
  • Q. How do I obtain a replacement Transfer Station sticker if I lose mine or replace my vehicle? (11/22/2021)
    • A. If you have sold/traded in your vehicle please try to peel off what you can and return it to the Transfer Station. Replacement stickers are $5.00. If you are unable to produce the sticker please tell us the sticker number
  • Q. What development is being proposed at the end of Community Way (behind the Christmas Dove)? (8/1/2021)
    • A. Dove Development Group is proposing a 20-unit mixed use building and 25 Townhouses off the proposed extension of Community Way (Map 235, Lots 1.1 & 3) on 23.63 acres in the Town Center Zoning District. The Planning Board Design Review was on March 2, 2021 and the Site Review began on July 20, 2021 and was continued to Setpember 7, 2021 and continued to October 5, 2021 (Application Materials).
  • Q. What is being built across from the Barrington Middle School? (11/6/2019)
  • Q. What development is being proposed near the curve of Meadowbrook Road? (10/6/2021)
    • A. Sal Ragonese is proposing an 11-lot Conservation Subdivision with a 690’ cul-de-sac and a 9.6 Special Permit at 44 Meadowbrook Drive (Map 270, Lots 2&3 and Map 273, Lot 49) on 58.57 +/- acres in the General Residential Zoning District.  The Planning Board began Conceptual Review on June 15, 2021, and Formal Review on October 5, 2021 with a Site Walk on October 29, 2021 (Application Materials).
  • Q. What development is being proposed at the corner of Bumford Road and Route 125 (across from Commerce Way)? (10/6/2021)
    • A.  Robert Russell from 2A Tactical, LLC is proposing to construct a 6,000 s.f. building which will have two stories with 11,080 s.f. useable space. The building will have 4,120 s.f. office/classroom space and 2,624 s.f. of retail space, 3,376 s.f. of warehouse/storage space with 960 s.f. of gunsmithing space and have classes with maximum 20 students that will occur during off hours on 8.6 acres (Map 251, Lot 63) in the Regional Commercial Zoning District.  The Planning Board began Design Review on August 3, 2021 and Site Review on October 5, 2021 (Application Materials).
  • Q. What development is happening at the corner of Greenhill Road and Route 125 at the former site of Landry's Auto Salvage (Map 220, Lot 3)? (9/8/2021)
    • A. Riverside & Pickering Marine Contractors received Site Plan approval on September 7, 2021 to operate a contractor's storage yard for marine, trucks, trailers, and constriction supplies with no buildings or pavement.  Application • Plan • Planning Board Meeting Video
  • Q. What is being built at the corner of Route 125 and Tolend Road (formerly Brian's Archery)? (5/5/2021)
  • Q. What is being built between the Middle School and the Irving gas station? (1/20/2021)
  • Q. Who decides how property is subdivided or developed? (2/25/2021)

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