Services for the Town of Campton
The town of Campton offers a variety of services for its residents.
Campton supports highly-qualified local police, fire and ambulance services.
An elected Road Agent is responsible for maintaining Town roads and Streets. There are two local banks as well as a cable TV provider.
Solid Waste Disposal
Campton, Thornton, and Ellsworth share a transfer station and recycling facility on Route 175 in Thornton. There are assorted bins and sheds and several balers and compactors for its operations.
Hours of Operation / * Monday – Wednesday – Sunday * 10am – 5pm / * Saturday * 8am – 5pm
The transfer station accepts sheetrock, asphalt shingles, waste oil, scrap metal, batteries, tires, mattresses, yard waste and compost and appliances, in addition to household waste. A fee is charged for some items that cannot be recycled. Recycling is mandatory for mixed paper, newspaper, cardboard, glass, tin cans, aluminum cans and plastic.
Water Department– Campton Village Precinct
The water department serves only the Campton Village Precinct any questions can be addressed to John Pierce, bookkeeper at 726-7674.
Town Office Building
With the opening of the new Municipal Building and renovation of the Old Police Station, the Town of Campton now has a municipal complex where all Town services are located in the same location.
The Fire Station fronts NH Rte. 49 and behind that a completely renovated building for the use of the Town Clerk/Tax Collector’s office located at 10 Gearty Way. The new municipal building houses both the Police Department and Selectmen’s Office. The Selectmen’s Office also contains the services of the Planning and Zoning Boards, Conservation Commission, Finance, Town Welfare and the Town Food Pantry. A large meeting room meets the needs of all board meetings and Town voting as well. This room also serves as the Town’s Emergency Operation Center.
This building is located at 12 Gearty Way, and the Highway Department is on the same road at 16 Gearty Way.
One full-time salaried Road Agent and two full-time personnel to staff the highway department. Additional plowing and other maintenance are annually contracted to local firms as needed. The Highway Garage is located at 16 Gearty Way.
The Campton-Thornton Fire Department provides fire protection with a full-time paid Chief and 4 full time Firefighters/EMTS and 1 full time Secretary, plus on-call volunteers. The area covered by this department is about 132 square miles. Equipment is stored in two locations—one in Campton and one in Thornton. The Campton Fire Station is located on Route 49 near Exist 28 of I-93.
A professional, fully staffed, full-time police department provides police protection with a full-time chief and five other full-time officers and a secretary. There are also two part time officers. The department is “committed to providing the highest quality of police services to the people who live, work and visit our Town … and to safeguard life and property, preserve the peace, prevent and detect crime, enforce the law, and protect the rights of all citizens.
The main town cemetery is on Blair Road, laid out in 1854 with 725 burial sites, and is near the Blair Covered Bridge. There are ten historic cemeteries also kept up by the town but are no longer actively used.
Medical and Social Services
Speare Memorial Hospital has received an award for being a TOP 100 HOSPITAL.
The hospital is located 9 miles south in Plymouth, offers a modern health care facility with a 24-hour emergency department.
The Campton Town Library is situated in front of the Campton Elementary School. It was built in 1986, is handicap accessible and comprises about 1250 square feet. Approximately 12,000 volumes are housed in the library, with books for both adults and children. It is staffed with one part-time librarian and is open during school hours as well as eight hours weekly in the evenings and on Saturday. View website