Welcome to the Town of Bethlehem
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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.

Temporary Relocation of the Town Clerk/Tax Collector's Office

From August 10th through August 21st, the floors are being refinished in the Town Clerk/Tax Collector's office. During this time the Town Clerk will be located in the meeting room on the 3rd floor. The hours are limited so please look at the calendar of events located on the bottom of the home page. Property tax information is only accessible through the website during this time. Tax payments received in the mail will be credited as of the post mark date so please ask the postmaster to date the envelope. We apologize for any temporary inconvenience this will cause and thank you for your patience and understanding.

Mary and Marie
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Saturday - August 15, 2015
Town of Bethlehem
Tax Deeded Real Estate PUBLIC AUCTION

Auction Details

american pickersAmerican Pickers
to New Hampshire in August

AMERICAN PICKERS is looking for leads and would love to explore what you may have. They are on the hunt for interesting characters with interesting and unique items.  Some of what they look for: vintage bicycles, toys, unusual radios, movie memorabilia, advertising, military items, folk art, vintage musical equipment, vintage automotive items, early firefighting equipment, vintage clothing, pre-50's western gear.
Learn More about the schedule - click here
What American Pickers is looking for - Read

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Motor Vehicle transactions can now be paid with one check, made payable to the Town of Bethlehem. Cash will still be accepted and online E-payments are also available (links above on the right).

Theatre Under the Stars
FREE Professional Theatre

2015 Summer Season
July 21, 2015 - The Tempest
July 28, 2015 - Interactive Robin Hood
August 4, 2015 - Making Sonnets by Moonlight
Program Information
"This ain't your Momma's Shakespeare"
The Town of Bethlehem Food Pantry is in dire
need of donations. Please help us out. Thank you.
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Saturday - August 15, 2015 - Town of Bethlehem
Tax Deeded Real Estate PUBLIC AUCTION

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The Town of Bethlehem Master Plan - Read
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Primary Election, General Election, and Town Meeting results can be found in the Archives Section of this website.
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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.




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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