Zoning Amendments


The Planning Board will hold a Public Hearing on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 7:00 pm, in the Selectmen’s Meeting Room, 100 Winnacunnet Road to consider the proposals listed below (please click below to view the proposed text).


  1. Amend Article I – General. Section 1.6 Definitions to add a definition for “Personal Services Establishment”.

Amend Article II – Districts. Section 2.8 – Town Center District to modify Section C and Section F to cross-reference personal services establishment with the definition of same.

Amend Article III – Use Regulations.  Section 3.25a to clarify that the uses listed in this section are personal services establishments.

2. Amend Article I – General. Section 1.6 Definitions to add a definition for “Dog Day Care Center”.

Amend Article III – Use Regulations to add New Section 3.25e to permit dog day care centers in the Industrial (I) Zoning District with Site Plan/Subdivision Review by the Planning Board.

3. Article II – Districts, Section 2.7 – Professional Office / Residential District to clarify which principal uses are permitted in the District; to specifically add two-family dwellings as a permitted use, to specifically add multi-family dwellings as a permitted use (in accordance with Article VIII), to add language stating that the Planning Board may approve other uses which are permitted in the RA and/or RB Zoning Districts (in accordance with Article III) if similarity with surrounding residential uses is demonstrated by the applicant; to state that the front, side, and rear setback requirements for single family residential dwelling structures shall comply with those required for the RA Zone; to specify that a Sign Permit is required from the Building Department, to state that all structures, other than single-family residential dwellings, shall be subject to the provisions of the Site Plan Review Regulations regarding Architectural Design; and other clarification and consistency changes.

4. Amend Article III-A – Accessory Dwelling Units to Single-Family Dwellings as follows: Section 3-A.1 – Location and Quantity to state that no lot with more than one single-family dwelling or manufactured housing located upon it shall be eligible for an accessory dwelling unit; Section 3-A.5 – Site Location and Size to add new Subsection F stating that accessory dwelling units shall be subject to all applicable provisions of the Wetlands Conservation District Ordinance; Section 3-A.6 – Provisions for Water Supply and Sewage Disposal to state that a wastewater development charge shall be paid prior to receiving a Building Permit and also requiring notification to the Department of Public Works for all accessory dwelling unit applications; and Section 3-A.11 – Removal of an Accessory Dwelling Unit to specify that the recording of the Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions (in an approved form) shall occur at the Rockingham County Registry of Deeds prior to issuance of a Certificate of Occupancy.

Copies of the proposed text of the amendments are also available for review at the Town Planning Office, and Lane Memorial Library at 2 Academy Avenue.

Happy Thanksgiving

Trash and Recycling for this Thursday (Thanksgiving Day) will be picked up on Friday. The Transfer Station will also be closed. Wishing you all a Happy and Grateful Thanksgiving.

2017 Toys for Tots

American Legion Post 35 Hampton, New Hampshire 2017 Toys for Tots Participating locations Through Sunday November 26, 2017 are listed below.

Hayseed Restaurant 105 Towle Farm Road, Hampton, N.H. 03842

Joe’s Meat Shoppe 229 Atlantic Avenue, North Hampton, N.H. 03862

KB’s Bagels 72 Kings Highway, Hampton, N.H. 03842

The Airfield Cafe 9A Lafayette Road, North Hampton, N.H. 03862

The Community Oven 845 Lafayette Road, Hampton, N.H. 03842

The Galley Hatch Restaurant 325 Lafayette Road, Hampton, N.H. 03842

Winter Parking Ban

Winter Parking Ban is in effect during the hours of 1:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. between the dates of November 15 to March 15, 2018.

Fall Leaf Pick Up

The DPW will begin fall leaf pickup November 13, 2017. Please have your leaves in biodegradable bags and/or in barrels. We are unable to pick up branches and tree trunks. A separate truck will circulate your neighborhood on your trash/recycle day for pick up. Please remember that those with transfer station stickers may bring yard waste anytime during regular transfer station hours. If you believe your leaves were missed please call our office at 603-926-3202.

WasteWater Facilities Plan



Click here for the WasteWater Facilities Plan for the Town of Hampton, NH.

2018 Important Date Calendars


The New Hampshire Municpal Association has published the 2018 Important Date Calendars for Local Officials. 

Click the link to download your own. 


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