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The City of Claremont operates under a City Council/City Manager form of government. A nine member City Council is elected, and elections are held in November. The City Council is responsible for establishing City policies, procedures, and the budget.

The City Manager is appointed by the City Council. The manager is responsible for supervising and conducting the day-to-day operations and affairs of the City and carrying out the policies established by the City Council.

2020 Department Directory

 Districts for Election Purposes:

New Hampshire General Court

  • House of Representative District Wards 1-3
  • District 22
  • Senate District 8

 Executive Council

  • District 1

 US Congress – New Hampshire Delegation

  • House of Representatives District 2

Sullivan County Commissioners

Claremont Ward Map

Boards, Committees, and Commissions:

Claremont Community Television Board of Directors
Claremont Housing Authority Commission
Claremont Planning Board
Claremont Police Commission
Conservation Commission
Fiske Free Library Board of Trustees
Frances J. Tolles Home Trustees
Parks and Recreation Commission
Tax Increment Finance District Advisory Board
Trustees of Trust Funds
Upper Valley-Lake Sunapee Reg. Planning Commission
Zoning Board of Adjustment

For more information, contact the Resource Coordinator at 603-504-0341.
Board Vacancies

Municipal Departments

City Clerk/Central Collections

Voter Registration
You may register to vote at the Central Collection’s Office located in City Hall between the hours of 9:00AM-12:30PM and 1:30PM-5:00PM . You must be an American Citizen. Proof of residency is required such as: driver’s license, passport, mail, or rental receipt. Eligible residents are allowed to register and vote on election day with the proper documentation.  

Vehicle Registration
New residents to the State have sixty (60) days to transfer motor vehicle registrations and to obtain a NH Driver’s license. Anyone moving within the State must notify the NH Department of Safety, Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) of their new address within 10 days. For additional information, contact the DMV. A previous or current registration must be presented when renewing motor vehicle registrations at the Central Collection’s Office. The State portion of the registration fee for renewals and transfers may be paid at the Central Collection’s Office for an additional $3.00 fee.

Vehicle Inspection
New vehicles should be inspected within 10 days of processing. Renewals should be inspected during their renewal month; however, there is a 10 day grace period into the next month.

Marriage Licenses
Intentions of marriage are filed with the City Clerk. Applicants may file marriage intentions in one NH community and use the license in another. The cost of the license is $45.00. There is a 3 day waiting period. If both parties are present with all supporting documentation, the license can be issued the same day the intentions are filed; however, the license may not be used until the 3 day waiting period expires and will be marked accordingly. Licenses must be used within ninety days of filing the intentions.

Dog Licenses
Any dog 4 months old or older is required by NH law to have a current license. All licenses expire annually on April 30th. Owners must present a valid rabies certificate at the time of licensing. The fees are $9.00 for a male/female or $6.50 for a neutered male/spayed female. Any individual over the age of 65 may license one dog at the cost of $2.00; any additional dogs being licensed will be charged at the above rate. The registration fee for dogs under seven months old is $6.50, with proof of spaying/neutering on renewal. Failure to follow this procedure by June 1 will result in a $1.00 penalty for each month the owner is delinquent.

Claremont Fire Department

The Claremont Fire Department is located on Broad Street and serves the City of Claremont and its residents by providing full time emergency and non-emergency services. Emergency services provided include emergency basic life support, fire suppression, hazardous material control, and specialized rescue from vehicle, industrial and natural accidents and disasters. The non-emergency services include a progressive fire prevention and education program. Fire suppression training with portable fire extinguishers is offered to private companies, schools, and business groups. Please call 911 for emergencies and 603-542-5156 for non-emergencies.

Claremont Municipal Airport

The City of Claremont owns the Claremont Municipal Airport located on Airport Hill. For more information regarding the Airport and the services it provides, please call 603-542-7032.

Claremont Police Department

The Claremont Police Department is located in the City Hall Municipal Complex. Community interaction is an important function of the Claremont Police Department’s mission. Activities that department members engage in include sponsorship and adult leadership staffing of Law Enforcement Explorer Post #326 of the Boy Scouts of America, and Drug Abuse Resistance Education presented by specially certified officers to all sixth grade students in both city and private schools. Please call 911 for emergencies and 603-542-9538 for non-emergencies.

Fiske Free Library

The Fiske Free Library is located on Broad Street. The telephone number is 603-542-7017.

Hours of Operation:
Monday 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Wednesday 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Friday 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Planning and Development

The Planning and Development Department is located in the Visitor Center, 14 North St. This department is responsible for economic development, planning, zoning, boards and commissions, site plan applications and Building Permits. Hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00PM. The telephone number is 603-542-7008.

Public Works

The Department of Public Works is located at 8 Grandview Street. Hours are 7:00AM - 3:00PM. This department provides maintenance and repair services of the City’s streets, sidewalks, signs, and water and sewer lines.

The City’s Transfer Station is located on Newport Hill. Claremont residents may purchase tickets during regular hours to use the transfer station at City Hall’s Central Collections Office and Golden Cross Ambulance. Tickets cannot be purchased at the transfer station. Transfer Station hours are Tuesday and Saturday 8:00AM - 4:00 PM. The telephone number is 603-542-7020.

The Claremont Savings Bank Community Center

The Claremont Savings Bank Community Center is located at 152 South Street, across from the Claremont Middle School. This center offers many programs and special events year round which are described in pamphlets available through schools, libraries and at City Hall. Activities include youth and adult sports, coaching education, swimming lessons, drama, music and art programs, outdoor education, a July 4th celebration and parade and summer concerts. Public parks and facilities include three ball fields, an indoor swimming pool, and an indoor gymnasium. For more information, please contact the Claremont Savings Bank Community Center at 603-542-7019.

City Hall

Address: 58 Opera House Square, Claremont, N.H. 03743-2677
Phone: 603-542-7026
Fax: 603-542-7014
Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm (Closed 12:30 - 1:30 for lunch)