News and Announcements



October 20-21 Harvest Fest Weekend

The Pittsfield Parks and Recreation Commission along with a variety of other local groups are sponsoring Harvest Fest Weekend for October 20 and 21. Movie Night Friday, October 20 featuring Hocus Pocus at the PMHS lecture hall at 6:30 pm. Harvest Fest Saturday, October 21 from 11 am—3 pm at the FB Argue Recreation Area “Town Beach”. Trunk or Treat Saturday, October 21 from 6:30 pm—7:30 pm at the PMHS parking lot (set-up 6 pm) sponsored by the PES PTO.

Trick-or-Treating will be held on Halloween night Tuesday, October 31st from 5pm-8pm

Police employment opportunities

The Pittsfield Police Department is currently accepting applications for Full and Part-Time Police Officer Position(s). Applicants must be 21 years of age or older, possess a High School Diploma or GED Equivalent, and have a valid Drivers License. College degree or military experience preferred. Applicants will be required to pass a written exam, medical exam, physical fitness test, oral board, extensive background investigation, polygraph test and psychological evaluation. Full Time salaries range from $39,728-$47,216 (based on experience for certified applicants) with retirement and an excellent benefit package, certified part-time officers earn $20/hr. Applications can be obtained on-line at pittsfieldnh.gov or at the police station. For further information or questions please contact Sgt. Joseph DiGeorge at 603-435-7535.

Pittsfield Police Department
59 main St
Pittsfield, NH 03263
603-435-7535

Motor Vehicle Decal License Plates Now Available

The DMV has implemented four decal license plate types:   Decal Passenger plate, Initial Decal Passenger Plate, Veteran Decal Plate and Initial Veteran Decal Plate.  The fee for the decal plates are a flat fee of $15.00 (yearly )plus a one-time $8.00 plate fee, in addition to registration fees and any vanity fees that apply. These fees does not included the decal. The actual decals that will be placed on the plates will NOT be issued at the DMV but at an approved 501(c) (3) authority. The fees for the decals are determined by the 501(c) (3) authority and may vary.

Each decal  passenger plate have  5 characters with a leading “D” for decal plate.  Example: D1200

Each decal veteran plate will have 5 characters with an ending “V” for decal plate .Example: 5000V

New Registrations: In order to obtain a decal plate, please complete the town portion of the registration at the town hall, and go to a state DMV office to complete the state portion of the registration and receive your plate, and month and year stickers. From there, you may go to your non-profit agency to obtain your decal.

Do you have an existing registration and now want to switch? You can go to a state DMV office and complete a midstream plate change. Cost will be $15 for a new registration, plus the $15 decal plate state fee, and a one-time fee of $8 for the new set of plates. Please bring your current valid registration.

Once you have registered your decal plate, renewals can be performed at the town hall.

The following decals have been approved by the legislature for 2017 use on decal plates:

  • UNH alumni association-please call 862-6000 or visit unh.edu/license plate for more information
  • Firefighter decal plates-for current or retired firefighters only-contact your local fire department for more information
  • NH Rotary-please visit rotary7870.org

For Veterans only: (please call the office of veteran’s services for more information)

  • United States Army
  • United States Navy
  • United States Air Force
  • United States Marine Corps
  • United States Coast Guard
  • Medal of Honor
  • Distinguished Service Cross
  • Navy Cross
  • Air Force Cross
  • Silver Star
  • Bronze Star

Village Water District Boundaries Proposal

Anyone with changes to the list of properties in the proposed Water District (see PVWD Proposal ) that they feel should be on the list, please E-mail those changes to F72116@aol.com.  Thank you for your input.

2016 Annual Town Reports

The 2016 annual town report is available below in pdf format.

2016 town report

CONCEALED CARRY – PLEASE READ

This past week Governor Sununu signed into law Senate Bill 12, thereby allowing anyone who can legally own a gun, to carry concealed without requiring a permit to do so.

We expect the Department of Safety will be providing new conceal carry forms (out of state reciprocity requirements) by next week.

For those with permits currently in review or pending, we will be contacting you shortly when the process is complete.  In the meantime, under the new law, you may carry your gun concealed immediately if you legally own it.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

Jeffrey M. Cain

Chief of Police

How to reach your police

A concern has been expressed to me that some citizens have come to the station and experienced difficulty reaching a police officer.  I want to apologize for this and assure the public we are committed to serving you to the best of our ability.  We recently lost our administrative assistant so there may not be anyone in the office during the day to answer the door or phone.  Your police department is also currently being down sized and losing full time police officer positions which may add to this challenge and impact our availability.

We will make every effort to make ourselves available to the public and limit the reduction in services, but please be patient.   If you come to the station and no one answers the door there is a gray call box to the right of the door.  If you pick up the phone it will connect you with our dispatch center who will send an officer to meet you.  If you call and no one answers the phone please leave a message or call 435-7211 to reach our dispatch center directly.  We currently have office hours Monday and Tuesday 1:00pm-6:00pm.

I apologize for any inconvenience you may experience, we remain committed to serving you and will continue to evaluate ways to better serve you.

Sincerely,

Chief Jeffrey M. Cain

Subscribe to the Special Edition

We are proud to release a Special Edition of the Pittsfield Community Newsletter. The Special Edition will be delivered at noon each day if new content is published to the town website home page. This newsletter is focused mainly on the town government and events that change during the week. The Weekly Edition is still available. SUBSCRIBE

Selectmen’s Office & Welfare Office change in hours beginning Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Starting December 7, 2016, the Selectmen’s Office and Welfare Office will be closed on Wednesdays from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and will be open from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  The current hours of other town hall main floor offices will remain unchanged on Wednesdays.  Town Clerk/Tax Collector 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Building Inspector 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.