Welcome to the Town of Bethlehem
The Town of Bethlehem website provides residents and visitors with information about the various meetings and activities of town government and our community that can promote greater public participation in town affairs, improved decisionmaking and a more informed citizenry.

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Town of Bethlehem Official Information
Bethlehem Town Hall
2155 Main Street
Bethlehem, NH 03574

Monday thru Thursday
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Friday - 8:00 a.m. to Noon

Contact the Selectboard
Meeting Schedules
Board of Selectmen
Monday at 6:00 p.m.

Contact Town Officials/Offices
Meeting Agenda and
Meeting Minutes
Bethlehem Village Commissioners
Second Tuesday of each month
welcome to Bethlehem
Bethlehem was first established in 1774 as Lloyd's Hill, the last of the provincial land grants. This was probably because James Lloyd, for whom the town was named, was a loyalist. Voters elected to change the name to Bethlehem following the Revolution. This was done on the last Christmas Day of the century and the town was so incorporated on December 27, 1799. Bethlehem is nestled in the beautiful White Mountain Region, "The North Country", surrounded by National Forests and pristine natural beauty, just North of Franconia Notch. The town is a superb destination for year-round outdoor sports and activities and offers a perfect base for visitors to the many nearby White Mountain attractions.
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Town News

winter storm
Due to the storm prediction for Tuesday the Governor has declared a state of emergency for non-essential employees that means that all Division of Motor Vehicle offices will be closed.

Town of Bethlehem


Sign-up: January 21 to January 30
Election: March 10, 1015
Town Building, 3rd Floor
8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.


town meeting
Deliberative Session - February 2, 2015 at 6:00 p.m.
Annual Meeting - March 10, 2015 at 8:00 a.m.
treesChristmas Tree Disposal - Details
Selectmen's Office Holiday Hours - Click here
Town Clerk and Tax Collector Holiday Hours - Click here
parking ban


The Conservation Commission currently has two vacancies for Bethlehem residents. Additionally, two terms will expire in April. Terms are for three years.

The Conservation Commission is a group of up to seven volunteers appointed by the Select Board to carry out the objectives defined in the Handbook for the New Hampshire’s Municipality Conservation Commissions for “the proper utilization and protection of the natural resources and the protection of the watershed resources” of the municipality.

Currently our major projects are the Annual Roadside Clean-up Day, which takes place in May, and the Town Forest. The Commission also is involved with applications for permits to undertake work on or near wetlands.

Although voting is limited to the seven members, other Bethlehem residents may become Alternates. Alternates are eligible to vote in the absence of members at regular meetings and are eligible to finish the terms of members who may be unable to complete their terms. Expertise in wetlands or forestry is welcome but not necessary.

We generally meet on a fourth Thursday. Our next meeting is Thursday, February 19, at 6 p.m. on the Third Floor of Town Hall. If you are curious, stop in to attend a meeting. Attending a meeting does not mean you have to become a member!

For more information, call Cheryl Jensen, current Chair, at 869-5453, or the Town Office at 869-3351.
The Town of Bethlehem Food Pantry is in dire
need of donations. Please help us out. Thank you.
It has recently come to our attention...the
town Noise Ordinance is in effect - Details
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Public Notices
The Town of Bethlehem Master Plan - Read
More News

Primary Election, General Election, and Town Meeting results can be found in the Archives Section of this website.


The Town of Bethlehem Master Plan and Tax Maps are available at the Planning & Zoning link above.
The Town of Bethlehem Food Pantry is open on Monday from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.; Tuesday from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., and Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Trash Pickup Schedule - Print Schedule
Recycle Sorting Instructions - Print instructions
NOTE: Materials from significant town events, including Town Meetings, are maintained in the Archive Section.

Town of Bethlehem jobs

Calendar of Events

If you would like to submit an event for our calendar, please email the details to the Town Office


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