welcome to the Town of BethlehemBethlehem 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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Tips to deter bears from getting in your garbage:
Put ammonia or bleach soaked rags on top of garbage container.
Use clamps or ratchet straps to secure the lid on the container.
When possible, leave containers in a shed, barn, or garage until the morning of garbage pick-up.
National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day
October 22, 2016
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Please consider a donation to the Bethlehem Food Pantry. Currently we are in need of canned soups and breakfast cereals.  You may drop off your donations during regular business hours, Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Friday 8:00 a.m. to Noon.

Food Pantry Wish List

Soups (all kinds)

Condiments (mayo, ketchup, mustard, salad dressings, etc)
Toiletries (soap, shampoo, toothpaste, etc.

Kid friendly snacks (popcorn, crackers, etc
Monetary donations are ALWAYS welcome
Town of Bethlehem Tax Maps have been updated - click here
Learn more about NH's Hands Free Law - click here






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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 an elections, are retained at the Archives link above.

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Help Wanted
After School Program Counselors
Seeking fun and energetic individuals that are creative, like to work with children and possess leadership qualities! This individual must be available to work after school from 2:15 to 5:15. Individual must complete a background check. Interested applicants must apply by August 31, 2016.
Applications can be picked up at the Selectmen's office in the Town Building or from the website www.bethlehemrecreation.com and returned to:
Town of Bethlehem
PO Box 189
2155 Main St.
Bethlehem, NH 03574
or email to admin@bethlehemnh.org
The Bethlehem Highway Department is looking to fill a Full-Time position. Duties include snow plowing with plow and wing, general labor, installing drain pipes, building catch basins, etc. CDL preferred. Requirements are a good work ethic, positive attitude, hard worker and a team player. This position includes a benefit package. All candidates are subject to background checks and drug/alcohol testing.

Applications can be picked up at the Selectmen's office in the Town Building. An application or resume can be mailed to Board of Selectmen, PO Box 189, Bethlehem, NH 03574 or emailed to admin@bethlehemnh.org. Application or resume must be received in the Selectmen's office by Friday September 16, 2016.

Print a Job Application - click here


The Town of Bethlehem Select Board is seeking interested members of the community to be part of an economic development committee to help plan for economic growth and opportunity for the Town of Bethlehem. Please send letters of interest to the Board of Selectmen at PO Box 189, Bethlehem, NH 03574 or admin@bethlehemnh.org
If you are interested in possibly serving on the Conservation Commission as an Alternate, please call Cheryl Jensen at 869-5453.
2015 Annual Town Report - Read

NOTE: Copies of the 2015 Annual Town Report are now available at Town Hall
Primary Election, General Election, and Town Meeting results can be found in the Archives Section of this website.

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Calendar of Events

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