Website Issues - The Town of Warner website has been experiencinng Denial of Service attacks recently. If you are unable to view the website, this is the likely cause. This is also affecting Town staff from uploading documents in a timmely manner. We are working on the issue.
Reduced Weight Limits on Town Roads - All Class V Roads within the Town of Warner shall be closed to vehicles in excess of 6 tons starting March 1, 2024 until further notice. See the notices page for more info.
Annual Town Report To save $$$$ dollars - Would you like to receive an electronic version only? Email [email protected] to remove your name from the mailing list
The Warner Housing Advisory Committee is currently working to update the Housing Chapter of the Town’s 2011 Master Plan. To help us develop the new Housing Chapter and guide future policy, we'd like to obtain community members’ thoughts about housing. You could take the survey online at surveymonkey.com/r/WarnerHousing24 or complete a paper survey. The paper surveys are available at the Town Hall (outside the Town Clerk's office), United Church of Warner (first floor), and Sugar River Bank (front entry). You can return your completed paper surveys to the survey collection drop boxes at these locations.
Job Opening (DPW) - The Department of Public Works is hiring! CDL drivers are especially wanted. Contact the department directly at 603-456-3366 if you are interested.
Job Opening (PD) - The Warner Police Department has an opening for a full-time officer position. Submit an application via PoliceApp.com
Farm Survey - The Warner Agricultural Committee has put together a survey for town residents that they hope you will take the time to fill out. The survey is only 7 questions long so it should be very quick. The survey can be found at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/K6H6DFY
Exit 9 Rail Trail Project RFQ: The Concord - Lake Sunapee Rail Trail is requesting qualifications for a Local Public Agency Project in the Town of Warner. The project envisions constructing a multiuse trail for walking and biking in the vicinity of Interstate 89 near Exit 9 in Warner NH. Full details of the RFQ are available on-line via this link: NHDOT Project #44161 RFQ. Firms must be LPA certified. Proposals must be submitted by October 30, 2023 at 4:00 PM. Additional information on LPA programs: Overview, Training Courses, Training Slides, Manual
Regional Planning Commission - The Planning Board is seeking the names of those interested in representing Warner on the Board of the Central New Hampshire Regional Planning Commission (CNHRPC). The term of office is for three years, and appointment is made by the Warner Select Board, subject to the Planning Board's recommendation. For more information on CNHRPC, go to cnhrpc.org. If you're interested, please let us know by email to [email protected] or by mail to Warner Planning Board, P.O. Box 265, Warner, NH 03278.
Housing Assistance - Renter and homeowner assistance programs are available at https://homehelpnh.org/. Both programs are limited by available resources depending on utilization by renters and owners. People can also call 2-1-1, particularly if they don't have Internet access. For homeowners, the program provides up to $20,000 per household for delinquencies related to mortgages, utilities, property taxes, and other housing related costs. The property must be owner-occupied and must be the owner's primary residence.
The Zoning Board of Adjustment applies ordinances adopted by Warner voters. Determines appeals of administrative decisions, Special Exceptions, Variances and Equitable Waivers of Dimension based on facts and finding. The ZBA meets once a month, when there is business before the Board. They meet on the second Wednesday of the month at 7:00 PM. Meetings average 1 to 2 hours and there are between 6 to 8 meetings a year. The NH Municipal Association provides training.
911 Address Markers are available for purchase from the Warner Firefighters Association. Cost is $20. More information is available on the Fire Department page.
Winter Parking Ban
The Town of Warner's Parking Ordinance is in effect and states that no vehicle may be left on any street, road, or highway in the Town of Warner between the hours of 12:00 a.m. midnight and 6:00 a.m., from November 1st until May 1st of each year. Any vehicle found to be in violation of this ban will be towed away at the owner’s expense.
All Town of Warner email addresses are now @WarnerNH.gov.
Our website address hasn't moved yet. It will be changing to https://WarnerNH.gov soon. When it changes, the old URL will continue to work, redirecting you to the new
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- Dog Ordinance in our Parks: Dog Leash/Clean Up Requirements - A friendly reminder to all dog owners. The Town has an ordinance that has established that all dogs be leashed while inside Town recreation areas, and leashed or under voice command in Town common areas and that the handler be responsible for removing defecation as it occurs in all areas. The mandatory dog leash areas are as follows: Bagley Field, Riverside Park, Simonds School and the Old Grade School playground. The mandatory dog leash or under voice command areas are as follows: Town Hall lawn, Masonic lawn, Monument and all sidewalks. Please respect the ordinance to minimize clean-up when preparing the fields at a later date.
- Preservation of Historic Barns is encouraged by granting property tax relief. More details here.
- The Mid-State Regional Coordinating Council, as part of the Coordinated Transit and Human Services Transportation Plan update, is seeking the public’s input regarding access to transportation across the region. There is an on-line survey here.
- State Renewable Energy Rebates: The State of NH provides a rebate payment of 40% of the system and installation cost, up to a maximum of $10,000, for NH residents who invest in high-efficiency (80% or greater), bulk-fuel fed, wood-pellet central heating boilers and furnaces serving designed intent and installer-certified on or after July 9, 2016. For complete program details, please see the PUC webpage
- Funds Available for Heating Assistance - Community Action Program, Belknap-Merrimack Counties, Inc wants to remind homeowners and renters in Belknap and Merrimack Counties that Fuel Assistance funds are still available and the agency Area Center offices are open Monday through Friday to take applications. More info here
- Warner Connects Community Services / Food Pantry: The Food Pantry (WarnerConnectsNH.org) is located at the Warner Community Center, 49 W Main St, Warner NH. For assistance or more information please contact Apryl Blood at 603-456-2053 / [email protected]. The pantry services over 300 people each month, serving over 2,000 meals. Donated items may be dropped off during office hours at the Food Pantry or in the donation box located in the north entrance of Market Basket. They can also be found on Facebook.
- The Town is looking for pictures from past storm events. Please email pictures to [email protected]. Thank you!
- The Community Wood Bank purpose is to provide supplemental firewood to people who are in an emergency or in a situation of need. Please see this document for more information.
- The Town is always looking for ideas or pictures for the annual Town Report. Please email the Select Board if you have something to recommend.
Warner, situated in the Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee Region of New Hampshire and in the western part of Merrimack County, is eighteen miles northwest of Concord via Interstate 89 or NH Route 103. The village is pleasant and picturesque with neatness evident in all the surroundings.
Mount Kearsarge, at 2937 feet above sea level, is the highest point in Merrimack County and the third tallest peak south of the White Mountains. The 360 degree panorama from the summit includes the White Mountains, Green Mountains, New Hampshire and Maine coasts and the tallest buildings in Boston. There are 6 ponds within the town's 31,851 acres.
Warner is one of the seven towns that comprise the Kearsarge Regional School District. Kearsarge Regional High School was designated one of the exemplary schools in the nation by the United States Department of Education under its National Secondary Schools Recognition Program. It holds accreditation by both the State of New Hampshire and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. Simonds Elementary School received the Excellence in Education award in 2008 for the New Hampshire Elementary School of the Year.
In October, on Columbus Day / Indigenous Peoples' Day weekend, the annual Fall Foliage Festival is held, drawing thousands of people from all over New England and the USA.