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  The Town of Jackson, NH
Contact Information:
Contact TypeContact Information
Town Administrator
Administrative Assistant
54 Main Street
PO Box 268
Jackson, NH 03846
603 383-6980
Monday through Thursday 8:00 to 3:00. Friday 8:00 to 12:00 PM
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Board of Selectmen
Bob Thompson
John Allen
Bill Lockard
                    Term Expires 2015
                    Term Expires 2017  
                    Term Expires 2016
Notices  on the Home Page for schedule of The Board of Selectmen meetings. Note: Meetings are generally held the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month at 4:30 pm in the Town Office Meeting Room
By state statute RSA 41:8, the Board of Selectmen as the governing body is to "manage the prudential affairs of the town" according to the will of the legislative body (town meeting).  In general, under New Hampshire law, the policy making authority of a town rests with the town meeting.
The Board of Selectmen must also comply with state mandates such as the current certification process and mandatory revaluations.  New Hampshire is not a home rule state.  No board, commission or official can do anything unless it is so specified in the RSA's.

The Board is the executive, managerial, administrative body that does whatever is necessary to carry out the votes enacted at town meeting.  Any action must be taken by the Board acting as a board - that is, voted on by a majority of the Board at a public meeting.

Some of the duties of the Board of Selectmen are:

Employs town counsel
Makes appointments to town Boards and Committees
Signs warrants for the payment of town bills
Grants licenses and permits
Establishes fees for permits
Manages and regulates use of all town property
Regulates town highways and commons
Employs town administrative staff
The Board of Selectmen are named as the assessors of property, but the Board engages the services of certified assessors to keep property values up to date.   The Board is also responsible for enforcing the provisions of the Zoning Ordinance and for granting or denying Building Permit applications, although professionals are employed by the Board to handle these functions.
Video records of meetings are available at This is an external site and also streams Selectman's meetings live.

Jackson Town Offices: 54 Main Street, Jackson, NH 03846
Phone: (603) 383-4223   Fax: (603) 383-6980