News and Announcements



Dec 24 Candlelight Christmas Eve

Join your friends and neighbors and bring the whole family to a wonderful traditional candlelight service Sunday, December 24, Christmas Eve, 7 p.m., at the First Congregational Church, 24 Main St., Pittsfield. The service includes beautiful music by the Chancel Choir and the JuBellation Handbell Choir, scripture lessons, the story of the first Christmas, the sanctuary shimmering in candlelight and the singing of “Silent Night.” Read More

2017 third quarter sewer invoices were mailed November 29, 2017

The 2017 third quarter sewer invoices are due December 29, 2017.  For more information about receiving your invoice by e-mail and/or paying invoices online, please contact the Town Clerk/Tax Collector’s office at 435-6773 ext 15, or click on the “property tax” button under “E-Services”.

New Hours for BCEP Effective January 1, 2018

Effective January 1, 2018 B.C.E.P. Solid Waste will have new hours of operation:

Tuesday – Saturday 8:00AM – 4:00PM

Scales close at 3:45PM

Closed Sundays and Mondays

BCEP Solid Waste District Budget Committee Position Open

The Select Board is seeking a Pittsfield resident to represent the town on the BCEP Solid Waste District budget committee.  A committee application may be found here: appointment application, or may be picked up at the Selectmen’s Office.

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

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.

Publish Your Event or Volunteer Effort!

The Services page on the Community menu promotes events located in Pittsfield, NH. It also lists services provided to our citizens, and describes some non-profit organizations in town. To add your content to the page, please submit your info, pictures and links to website@pittsfieldnh.gov.