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Bridgewater is a small community located in the Lakes Region of central New Hampshire. Its residents and property owners value the rural qualities of the town and the region. They like the small town atmosphere. It is safe and friendly, and is a good place to raise a family or to retire. They value the forests, pastoral open spaces, and water bodies as locations for outdoor recreation, and for the scenic beauty they provide.

Bridgewater received its charter on February 12,  1788, when it was part of the town of New Chester. New Chester encompassed a land area from Franklin, NH to Plymouth, NH. New Chester was separated into Bridgewater and Hill, and at a later date, was further divided into Bristol, Danbury, and Wilmot. Early settlers of the area were from Bridgewater, Massachusetts, giving the town its name. Bridgewater was officially incorporated by John Sullivan, who was President of New Hampshire before the title was changed to Governor. The town line follows the eastern shore of Newfound Lake.

             September Voting Information. You cannot change your party affiliation after May 31st.  

  On May 31 at the Town Hall on Rt 3a. from 7:00 to 7:30pm, you can change your party

  You can also go to the Town Clerks Office during posted office hours before May 31st.

Utility Data Contractors (UDC) an authorized Eversource contractor will be in town updating utility equipment.

 Town Report, Clickhere     2016 Selectman's Newsletter, Click here
  2015 Selectman's Newsletter Click here   

Disclaimer: The large political sign south of the Town Hall is not on town property. The Town does not endorse any candidate(s).

Tax Bills.  The tax rate has been set. Bills will be mailed 12/4/2015. For a review of state tax rates click here. 2015 Tax Rates The overall tax rate is up this year to $ 9.95 after three years of declines. The School District ( SAU 4 ) increase of about 10% coupled with a small increase from Grafton County caused the upturn in the rate. The Town rate for services declined. Given the decline in student enrollment in SAU4, the Selectman are disappointed with this outcome. The Selectmen will have additional comments about the matter in the near future.

Wind Tower Update: For the latest update, click on 12/5/15 WIND Call to action!!

Please continue to support the long and short term goals of the above groups to finally end these projects around this scenic lake.

Notice: Building permits are required.  Please contact the building inspector at 744-5055 before starting your projects. If your project/upgrade generates w‚Äčaste, please plan for the expense relative to the fees at the refuse facility. See the following link: HB Reports For an online building permit application, see the following link: Permit

Public Notice:  If you plan to have a gathering of 50 or more, a permit is required. The purpose of the permit is to plan for parking and other public safety matters prior to the event. See the following link: or contact the town hall for further information.  



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