Our Town...Our Home
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.




On November 23rd, 2020 - Henry Woolner, Selectman for 22 years, passed away. He wise council and efforts will be missed. The Board will appoint Ms. Amy Cunningham to fill the remainder of his term. She has been involved in town government on the Planning Board for many years. 

New 2020 Assessed Real Estate Value by Owner: Click here  (As of 9/30/2020) These values are the final values that will be used to set the tax rate and tax bills

Taxpayer Assistance - Low and Moderate Income Homeowners Property Tax Relief. Contact NH Department of Revenue for Details. Click Low Income Assistance - DP-H

Covid-19 Update: Town offices and services continue uninterrupted. Please call, use mail or email to limit exposure. 

Public Safety Announcement Regarding Covid-19 Click here


Notice: 2020 Newsletter click here

Town Hall Office Hours: Wed - 9 AM to Noon; Thurs. Noon to 3 PM. Selectmen office hours: Thursday 7:30 PM to 9 PM (No change). All office hours and services remain unchanged. If possible, use US Mail, Email or phone. 3/23/2020. The Town Clerk's hours are limited. Please call ahead for an appointed time or, preferably, register by mail. The State has modified registration and inspection rules. Call ahead 968-7911

Help Wanted: The Fire and EMS Department has openings It is a paid on-call department. Contact Don Atwood 603-744- 6047.

2018 Town Report, Click, here     : 2019 Town Report Click here

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. 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The Town of Bridgewater has prepared this web site as a public resource for informational purposes only.It is intended, but not promised or guaranteed, to be correct, complete and up-to-date. The links within this site may let you leave this site (the “linked sites”). The linked sites are not under the control of the Town and the Town is not responsible for or warranty the accuracy of the contents of any linked site, or any link contained in a linked site or any changes, updates or modifications to such sites. The Town provides these links only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by the Town of the site or any association with their operations.Information may change – permanently or temporarily – before it actually appears on the Town of Bridgewater’s website.



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