Town News

Temporary walkup/ramp to window at Town Clerk’s Office. Please call

603-673-6041 x203 or 208 before arrival or conduct business online.

      The Amherst Town Clerk’s service window is installed and ready for business.  We still encourage citizens to renew online, by mail, or over the phone with a credit card but if you need to transact business in person please call ahead of time.

      Rich Ray and Rick Keyes from the DPW have done a wonderful job constructing this temporary window so that we can assist our residents during these difficult times.  The ramp is still under construction and should be completed in a few days.  

      Our hours are 9AM-3PM Monday - Friday or earlier by appointment .Tuesday evening hours  are suspended until further notice.

      Please call us if you have any questions or email us.

673-6041 x 203 or 208

      We thank you for your support and understanding.  Be safe


Memorial Day Parade and Observances Canceled

     Theresa Grella has notified the office of Selectmen that it is necessary to cancel the Amherst Sunset Observances and Parade for Memorial Day.

     Theresa noted that the Souhegan High School band and the Amherst Middle School band and Scouts would not be available to participate in the parade. A gathering of veterans and citizens walking to the monuments many put many at risk.   Social distancing would be difficult to practice.

     Also, we are not going to have the Flag Day 5k in June. The event may be scheduled in the fall to raise funds for the Veteran wreaths.

Amherst Transfer Station Notice

      The DPW is preparing for staffing shortages at the transfer station.   We have our highest priority set as accepting trash.   We may find it necessary with no notice to close the scale house to support taking trash.  We have alternate personnel to use, but we may not get them there on short notice.        Running the scale house requires a weighmaster license.   We will use the town webpage and the DPW Facebook page to give as much notice as possible; however if our weighmaster(s) call out sick, or if the deck attendant(s) call out at the last minute we may have to use the weighmaster on the deck and we may only be reporting the closure as it occurs.

      Please check the Transfer Station webpage ( or our Facebook page ( daily for closures and other updates.  Thank you for your continued patience and understanding throughout this state of emergency as we continue to evaluate what needs to be done to keep our staff and residents safe.  Please feel free to contact our office at 673-2317 with any questions.  Normal office business hours are Monday thru Friday, 7am to 3pm. 

      To support social distancing at the transfer station, DPW has marked out 4 dedicated parking spots for the trash compactors. They are designated with barricades/cones/barrels and we have divided the trash bins into a left and right side. There are two parking spots per side.

      Except for: Recycling, Still Good Shed and Book Swap the remainder of the transfer station functions remain in operation.

      If things change, we will continue to provide updates via our Facebook page and the DPW and Transfer Station webpages.

Rabies Clinic Shots Reduced

     The Hillsborough County Veterinary Hospital has offered the following service: Because of COVID-19, Rabies Clinics were unable to occur this year. In light of that, we at HCVH will be reducing the cost of all rabies vaccines to $20.00 from now until the end of May. Please call 603-672-2300 to schedule an appointment. There is no charge for the office visit for this shot.

     Dog licenses expired on April 30th but state law allows the month of May as a grace period.

     We continue to process auto renewals and dog licenses online and by mail and we thank our residents for taking advantage of this service. Auto renewals and boat renewals can be done over the phone with a credit card but the credit card company charges an additional fee.

     New registrations are being processed at our new service window but we request that an appointment be made so that we have no waiting line.

     If you have any questions, please call us but if we don’t answer please leave a message so we can call you back or send us an email.

603-673-6041 x 203 or 208