The Rollinsford Zoning Board of Adjustment will be in session on Thursday, April 23rd, 2020 at 6:00pm to hear the following appeals:

Case #: 19-05
Knox Marsh Development, LLC, 242 Central Avenue, Dover, NH 03820 are seeking a SPECIAL EXCEPTION to Zoning Ordinance Article 5.4: Non-Conforming Lots and Article 11.3: Special Exception Appeals for a property located at 8 Howe Road, Tax Map 2, Lot 28. The applicants are proposing to construct a one-family home on a lot in a Suburban Residential Zone comprised of .39 acres where 1 acre is required.

Case #: 20-02
408 Mechanic, LLC, 233 Vaughan Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801 is seeking a SPECIAL EXCEPTION to Table 6.9: Permitted Uses for a property located at Tax Map 10, Lot 11, 408 Mechanic Street. Applicant is seeking to open a preschool on the site which requires a Special Exception per the table of permitted uses.

In accordance with Emergency Order #17: Closure of non-essential businesses and requiring Granite Staters’ to stay at home, the Rollinsford ZBA will be meeting remotely. The public is encouraged to access this public meeting by video link or phone vie Google Hangouts. The meeting can be accessed via this link: or by phone at: 567-855-1047‬/ PIN: ‪773 257 280‬#‬‬

The Board encourages members of the public to submit comments for meetings in writing: by email to or postal mail addressed to Rollinsford Zoning Board of Adjustment, PO Box 309, Rollinsford, NH 03869.

Charles Putnam, Chairman
Rollinsford Zoning Board of Adjustment

Camp Rolly 2020 Cancelled

The Select Board regrets to announce that with all the complexities and uncertainty of the pandemic, that Camp Rolly will be cancelled for 2020.

Many factors led to this decision. The amount of work still to be done to get the program ready, the difficulty in completing that work under the current circumstances, and the desire to be as considerate as possible in giving families and employees ample notice all contributed to the Select Board’s determination that it was best to make that decision earlier rather than later.

The Town appreciates the enormous disappointment this is to families among so many disappointments provided by the current circumstances.

Kindergarten Registration

The Rollinsford Grade School is still accepting applications for Kindergarten Registration. Forms can be found on the school’s website, under the “Resources” section. Or, if you would prefer a packet mailed to you, please email your request and include your mailing address, phone number, child’s name and date of birth. Children eligible for kindergarten entry must have reached their 5th birthday by October 1st, 2020.


Message from the Rollinsford Police Department:

With our neighbors starting to lose their jobs, we would like to assist the Seeds of Faith Food Pantry in the collection of donations of non perishable food items and toiletries. Starting this Saturday and every Saturday thereafter from 9 am to 12 pm, the PD will be available to receive donations. Items may be dropped off at our garage door and someone will then bring them inside to be delivered to the pantry. If you are able to make a monetary donation, please place the check made out to the RPBA in the secure drop box at the front door of the town hall or mail to the RPD, PO Box 438. If you can spare anything it will certainly help out your neighbor who may not be so lucky during this trying time. Thank you.

Update Regarding Transfer Station Protocol

We appreciate everyone moving through the Transfer Station as quickly as possible, not stopping for a friendly chat, and handling their own waste.

There is one more precautionary change we are implementing effective Wednesday, March 25th.

The Transfer Station will not be accepting cash. Please pay by check whenever possible.

If you have any bulky items to dispose of, including demolition debris, which has a fee for disposal, please see the Attendant. If you are not able to pay by check, the Attendant will issue something that looks like the receipt you once received but it is now a bill. The staff will retain a copy for Town records. Payment by check or cash may be submitted to the Town Office via the drop box in the front door, or via mail at PO Box 309. DO NOT MAIL CASH. We appreciate checks for all transactions whenever possible. Checks should be made out to “Town of Rollinsford.”

Payments are due in 60 days though there is no fee for late payment. However, payments are expected by the end of November so we can close the books on 2020 properly. Your cooperation is appreciated.

Thank you for continuing to adapt with us through these extraordinary circumstances.

Select Board Meeting 3.23.20

The Select Board will be meeting on Monday, March 23rd at 6:30pm at the Town Hall.

We ask that those who are feeling unwell in any way not come to the Town Hall. Public seating will be in the hallway while the meeting takes place in the conference room. We apologize, but this is necessary to maintain proper social distancing. Those who would like to attend the meeting by phone are welcome to call 1 662-426-4694‬ and enter PIN: ‪776 315904‬# Please identify the mute button prior to calling and mute your phone until there is a public comment period. Then unmute your phone to comment.‬

We appreciate your patience as we try to adapt to new ways of carrying on essential functions during these extraordinary times. If you have any questions, please call the Town Office at 742-2510 or email

COVID 19 Update 3.17.20

Coronavirus COVID-19 Announcement:
Change in Town Functions

Town Hall is closed to the public for at least two weeks. Staff are working on-site during open hours. We accept cash or check only for all purposes.

Please deposit items for processing in the drop box in the front door of the Town Office or mail them. We will mail registrations, Transfer Station stickers and other items back to you. Please include a phone number or email address in case we need to reach you. We apologize in advance for the delay caused by the manner in which we need to interact under the circumstances. Please allow extra time for processing and submit items for processing earlier than you might usually.

There will be no meetings for the next two weeks with the exception of the Select Board meeting on Monday, March 23rd. Meetings must always be open to the public. However, if you feel ill in any way, we ask that for the foreseeable future you do not attend meetings or enter any public buildings. Comments to committees and boards can be made in writing through the office and will be passed on to the appropriate committee. If you leave contact information and you require a response, someone will respond to you.

Transfer Station protocol: The Transfer Station will remain open. However, we ask that for the safety of the employees and one another, that you do not stop to talk with neighbors or employees. Keep moving! Unfortunately, during this time, the employees have been directed NOT to assist people with their waste. We apologize for this but feel it is in everyone’s best interest.

You may email us at the links below. Or call the office at 742-2510.

Town Clerk
Tax Collector
Town Administrator

For vehicle registrations:
Please use the mail-in renewal notice. You may mail it in or use the drop box. Have a new or new-to-you vehicle? Please call or email the Town Clerk. Registrations will be mailed back to you. Once the registration is processed, it is in the State system (so the police will know you are current if you are pulled over.)

Building Permits:
Please print them at home by going to the website and putting “building permit” in the search bar on the homepage. If you cannot print please let us know and we will put one in an envelope on the door with your name on it or put it in the mail. Once filled out, mail it in or put it in the drop box. They are typically available on Tuesdays. Please call the office to find out if it is ready and the amount due. Submit payment by mail or in the drop box and we will mail the permit back to you. Questions? Call the office or email

Tax payments:
Please mail them in or put them in the drop box. Call the office or email

For all other purposes, please call or email the office.

We appreciate your understanding during these unprecedented times. If we all take precautions now, perhaps we can reduce the duration of the inconvenience.