Town of Amherst NH



The Amherst Assessing Office is responsible for calculating the Assessed Value of each property in Amherst and ensuring that each is assessed equitably in relation to market value. Property taxes are then calculated, based on the assessed value of each property. Amherst utilizes software provided by Vision Appraisal Technology of Northboro, MA. The assessed values of Amherst properties can be found in the Vision Appraisal Online Database. [More…]

Emergency Services

The Amherst Public Safety Communications Center has been providing dispatching services for Police, Fire, Emergency Medical Services and the Department of Public Works since January 1, 2006. The center is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, and handles approximately 50,000 calls for service annually. Additionally, the center has a cooperative agreement with the Milford Area Communications Center to provide back up services to one another as needed.[More…]


Address: 14 Main Street
Phone: (603) 673-2288

Library Hours
Monday-Thursday 9:30-8:30 p.m.
Friday-Saturday 9:30-5:00 p.m.
Sunday 1:00-5:00 p.m.


Planning & Zoning

The Amherst Community Development Office is responsible for inspections and for maintaining records of buildings and zoning within the town. Building permits and inspections are required for most construction and development within the town. Please don’t hesitate to call us to ask further questions or to clarify procedural matters.[More…]

Public Works

The Amherst Department of Public Works is responsible for all the town roads, maintenance of town buildings, the cemeteries, the town green and parks, and the transfer station. They always have a lot to do. You can help, if you see a road-side tree, or anything else that needs attention, by calling them at the number above.[More…]


The Amherst Recreation Department’s mission is to provide residents with quality and diverse programs and facilities that will promote health and wellness, build on knowledge and skills, enjoy family, and come together as a community through similar interests.[More…]

Tax collector

The real estate tax year runs from April 1st through the following year. Your taxes are based on the assessed value of your home on April 1st of any year. Under the law, your first half bill is one half of your total prior year bill, plus taxes due to any physical changes that were made to your property in the last tax year. The tax rate is set in October at which time your final taxes due are established less a credit of your prepayment in July.[More…]

Town Administrator

The Town Administrator is appointed by the Board of Selectmen to function as the Chief Executive and Administrative Officer of the Town, responsible for the proper administration of all the departments of Town government. The Town Administrator serves at the pleasure of the Board of Selectmen.[More…]

Town Clerk

A partial list of the duties the Amherst Town Clerk provides, are the following; the Town Clerk and Deputy Town Clerk are municipal agents for the State. They can process State vehicle registrations, renew vehicle licenses, and process new plates and transfers.[More…]

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