Welcome to Lisbon, NH

Lisbon is a town in Grafton County, New Hampshire. The population was 1,595, at the time of the 2010 census.   The Town hosts an annual “Lilac Festival” on Memorial Day weekend.   The primary settlement in town is located along U.S. Route 302 and the Ammonoosuc River in the southwestern corner of the town.


ZBA Workshop Meeting – November 30th, 2016

The Lisbon Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA) will hold a workshop meeting on Wednesday, November 30th, 2016 at 1 PM at the Railroad Station at 25 Central Street.

The purpose of the meeting is to review changes to the State of NH Handbook for Zoning Board of Adjustments and continue working on revising applications.

The public is welcome to attend.  


Tax Rate for FY 2016 Set

The Town has just set the tax rate for FY 2016 (NH taxation has the 1st bill of the 2016 FY go out in November of 2016 with the 2nd bill to follow in 2017).

The Overall Tax Rate will remain the same as the FY 2015 rate at $28.68 per mill. (A mill is equal to $1,000 of assessed valuation of property).

The Select Board have used $260,000 of the Town’s Unassigned Fund Balance (Surplus) to pay down the municipal rate to keep the tax rate the same for this year as last.

The complete breakdown in taxes, and their corresponding increase/decrease, is indicated below:

Town: $9.36 (-$1.36/-13%)

County: $1.63 (-$0.17/-9%)

Local School: $15.19 (+1.59/+12%)

State School: $2.50 (-$0.06/-2%)

The overall Town Valuation was up $37,382 (0.003%) to $106,869,030.


Water and Sewer Rates Set

The Board of Selectmen set the water and sewer rates at the November 14th Board meeting.

The Water Rate will drop by 10% from the spring ’16 billing to $6.75 per 1,000 gallons.

The Sewer Rate will also drop by 10% from the spring ’16 billing to $7.96 per 1,000 gallons.

Water usage, which together with the budget for the Water and Wastewater departments sets the rate, was up to 10,366,250 gals.

The Selectmen also used approx. $10,000 each from the Water and Wastewater Trust funds to pay down the rate.

Water Rate: $6.75

Sewer Rate: $7.96


Now Hiring – Director of Department of Public Works

The Town of Lisbon is seeking a highly qualified individual for the position of Director of Public Works. A minimum of ten years’ experience with roadwork and public utilities, and the operation of heavy equipment, heavy trucks and other construction equipment is required with at least three years in a supervisory role. The candidate chosen for this position must also possess a willingness to work with others including supervisors, elected officials and the general public. A pre-employment physical including drug and alcohol screening may be required. This is a permanent, full-time, hourly position with a full benefits package.

Interested candidates may submit a letter of interest and resume including references to:

Daniel Merhalski, Town Administrator

46 School Street,

Lisbon NH, 03585.

Please mark all submissions “Attn: DPW Director Search”.

Resumes will be accepted until January 1, 2017.

A complete Job Description is available below:

Job Description – DPW Director


Town Newsletter – November:

The monthly newsletter can be found in PDF format below, or copies may be picked up at the Town Offices. A hard copy will also be available in the Library.

November Newsletter


Town Treasurer Needed !!!

The Board of Selectmen have regretfully had to accept the resignation of Arlene Hite as Treasurer due to a change in her residency, and the Board is looking for candidates to fill her unexpired term until Town Meeting in March of 2017. Interested candidates should send a letter of interest via USPS or e-mail to:

Town of Lisbon Treasurer Search

ATTN: Town Administrator

46 School Street

Lisbon, NH 03585

or via e-mail to lisbonnhadmin@ne.twcbc.com

The Board will be accepting applications until the position if filled.

There is a $5,000 annual stipend, paid quarterly, for the position.

Details on the responsibilities of the Town Treasurer can be found on-line under RSA 41:26 through 41:29-a, which can be found here:


You may also contact the Town Administrator, Dan Merhalski, at 838-6376, ext. 12.


Lisbon Regional School –  The official site of Lisbon Regional School



The Lisbon Fire Department has changed the way we issue fire permits. The residents in town are now able to get a fire permit online through the state. There will be a $3 processing fee. We are hoping this will make it much more convenient for the townspeople. To access this, please go to www.nhfirepermit.com.

For more information, please visit the Lisbon Fire Dept. Web page at http://lisbonfirenh.weebly.com/fireblog/changes-to-the-lfd.



Property maps online.
This program allows you to look at property cards, maps and print them.

TaxKioskButton2 View your tax and water/sewer bills and for online payments.


Lisbon Annual Report 2015

Town Hall Hours

Selectmen Office: Mon – Fri 9:00 am to 4:30 pm

Town Clerk/Tax Collector Office: Mon — Fri 9:00 am to 12 and 1:00pm to 4:00 pm. First Saturday of month 9:00 to 11:00


About Lisbon, NH

Governor Benning Wentworth granted a charter in 1763 under the name of Concord, opening the township which became Lisbon. No settlement was made under that charter, and in 1768 another was made under the name of Gunthwaite. At town meeting in 1824 is was voted to name the town Lisbon after Lisbon, Portugal.  Read more!


Contact us

46 School Street
Lisbon, NH 03585