Fire Permit renewals are now available in the Town Office.

The Town Website is currently under construction, if you are in need of immediate assistance, please contact us at 603-753-9188 or


DOG LICENSING: The time to license your dog is upon us. This can be done any time before April 30, 2015. Per RSA 466:1, “all dogs MUST be registered within the town they reside”. Per RSA 466:1-a, “in order to license your dog, updated rabies information must be on file at the Town Clerk’s Office”. Remember to provide a rabies certificate at the time of securing a dog license. The certificate and license fee may be mailed or hand delivered to the Town Clerk. A dog license will not be issued without proof of current rabies immunization.

  • Altered Male or Female: $6.50
  • Unaltered Male or Female: $9.00
  • Senior Citizen Owner (first dog only): $2.00
  • Group License (5 or more dogs, same owner): $20.00

Town of Boscawen, NH ~ incorporated 1760

Town Office

Boscawen’s History

This community was originally granted in 1732 as Contoocook, after the river of the same name. In 1760, the town was incorporated as Boscawen, in honor of an English admiral, Edward Boscawen, who fought under General Amherst in the conquest of Canada.

Admiral Boscawen was responsible for the capture of the fortress at Louisbourg, Nova Scotia. The Contoocook Fort on the Merrimack, one of the first log forts constructed for protection against the Native Americans, was built here in 1739. In July 1997, the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery was established by legislature in Boscawen on 104 acres previously used as a state forest. Feel free to learn more about Boscawen, NH!

More About Boscawen, NH

The Town of Boscawen is situated in Merrimack County, on the northern border of Concord, the Capital City of New Hampshire. We are also bordered by the Town of Webster, Salisbury, Franklin, and across the Merrimack River, Northfield and Canterbury.

With a population of approximately 3,900-4,000** citizens, Boscawen still manages to call itself a “small town” with plenty of room for all kinds of outdoor activities, family gatherings, and quiet living that helps make the Town of Boscawen a special place.

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We are a mix of the new and the old here in Boscawen, as we still are thankful for our roots of agriculture and farming, but welcome new technology and the 21st Century as a way to move our town forward. Located nearly in the center of New Hampshire, our residents are able to travel in a short period of time to the different areas of our state. With the ocean to the east, the mountains to the north, cities and different cultures to the south, and beautiful landscapes and unforgettable sunsets to our west, here in Boscawen we consider ourselves lucky to call this town “home.”
Screen Shot 2014-09-12 at 4.28.27 PMOutdoor enthusiasts enjoy our town because we really have such a great mix of 4 season activities available…with rivers, streams, and plenty of open space available for all, our town residents enjoy living in a small, rural community with the great outdoors literally just outside the backdoor.
We haven’t forgotten our roots…small towns are the majority in the State of NH and together, we make things happen.
It’s not just the American Way…It’s the Boscawen Way! Come and visit us…for a day or maybe a year or two! We bet you’ll be happy that you made that choice!

**Recent Census Figures for 2010