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General Announcements for the Town of Candia

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Tax Collectors has extended hours for 2nd Issue Billing

The Tax Collectors Office Hours has extended hours for the 2nd Issue Billing from

November 16 - December 11, 2015.

  • Monday: CLOSED
  • Tuesday: 2pm - 8pm
  • Wednesday: 9am - 12noon
  • Thursday: 2pm - 8pm
  • Friday: 9am - 12noon

Property Tax Bills are due:

  • Friday, December 11: 9am - 3pm

Lights on the Hill to be held December 12

Lights on the HillCelebrate Christmas at the annual "Lights on the Hill" festivities. The event is held Saturday, December 12th from 1-8 p.m. Activities happen in historic 19th century buildings beginning at the corner of Route 27 (High Street) and South Road in Candia, NH (exit 3 off Rt. 101). Walk the beautiful village campus lined with hundreds of luminaries or ride the shuttle bus around to each site. Admission is free. Help us support those in need by donating a hat or warm gloves or socks.


Toast a marshmallow or just warm your hands at the glowing campfire. Enjoy a light supper in the Café and top it off with a homemade dessert in the Bakery. Children as well as adults will delight in seeing live nativity animals at the “Bethlehem” stable. The Heritage Commission will greet you at the Smyth Building, which is on the National Historic Register. View crèches from all over the world. The Christmas Store is a delightful place to buy those inexpensive stocking stuffers. Elves are available to help your children purchase and wrap gifts for the entire family. Young adults will be drawn to the Coffeehouse to sip a cup of coffee while listening to acoustical music selections.


Christmas Shows have something for everyone – come enjoy Nicole Murphy, Concord Coachmen Chorus, Granite State Cloggers, music from Jesse Remington High School and Moore School students, and much more. Children’s activities across the picturesque village campus include cookie decorating, craft making, and more.


For more information, call 483-0506 or visit us on the web at or


Candia budget process guide available now

The guide to the Candia Budget Process, provided to the voters of Candia by the Budget Committee, is available. For additional information, check out the Budget Committee Schedule for the upcoming budget schedule.


Sealed bid on Police Cruiser

Sealed Bid - 2006 Ford Crown Victoria – Police Cruiser, mileage 134,549. Minimum bid amount is $2,250.00. Submit bid to Candia Selectmen’s Office, 74 High Street, Candia, NH 03034 by November 23, 2015 at 3:00 p.m.


Candia cemeteries closing gates for winter season

The Candia Cemeteries, in accordance with their regular annual schedule, will be closing their gates to vehicular traffic for the winter season Tuesday, December 1, 2015.


Owners of Cemetery Lots are advised to remove any non-permanent items on or around their burial sites for the winter no later than Sunday, November 15, 2015 to allow the cemetery maintenance crew to properly prepare the grounds for the winter weather.  While the trustees and staff will make every reasonable effort to protect items of value remaining after the above date, some items may be removed and discarded at the discretion of the trustees. 


If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Cemetery Trustees by phone at (603) 483-8101, during regular business hours.


Solar Up Candia - Video presentation and information

SOLAR UP is spearheaded by the Southern New Hampshire Planning Commission (SNHPC), in cooperation with Smart Power, NH Sustainable Energy Association and the NH Local Energy Work Group. Candia has selected Granite State Solar as their SOLAR UP partner.


To learn more, visit the following websites:

- Granite State Solar

- Solar Up


On August 2, 2015, a presentation was given to the residents of the town of Candia regarding the SOLAR UP program. Below you will find the presentation slides, the video of the presentation and the video of the Q&A portion of the presentation.


Solar Up Candia - August 2, 2015 - Presentation Slides (PDF)


Solar Up Candia - August 2, 2015 - Presentation (41 minutes / YouTube video)


Solar Up Candia - August 2, 2015 - Questions & Answers (12 minutes / YouTube video)


Cemetery Trustees - Bylaws and Rules & Regulations

The Cemetery Trustees, at their July meeting, formally adopted rules and regulations for their conduct of business and for the use of Candia Cemeteries by the public. These are the first set of formal rules and regulations ever adopted for our cemeteries. We welcome public questions and comments. At their August 20th regular monthly meeting, they will be considering the adoption of a formal revised fee schedule for the cemeteries. The public is invited to attend the meeting and participate in the discussions.


The documents have been posted on the Cemetery Trustees Department (Documentation section). For your convenience, here is a direct link:


- Cemetery Trustee Bylaws

- Operational Rules and Procedures

- Cemeteries Usage Rules and Regulations


Copies are available at the Town Office.


Planning Board & Zoning Board of Adjustment Alternates - Open Positions



There are currently vacant positions for Planning Board and Zoning Board of Adjustment Alternates.  If you are an interested party, please submit a letter of interest to:


Town of Candia

Attn:  Land Use Office

74 High Street

Candia, NH 03034


If you have any questions, please call the Land Use Office at 434-8588.


Books for sale: "Candia: A Sense of Place"

The Heritage Commission has compiled and published an updated history of the town with an emphasis on residents' personal recollections. The last recorded history was done by the Bicentennial Committee in 1963. The new book begins with the history as it was documented in 1963.


Contributors to the 2014 "Candia: A Sense of Place", were town organizations updating their activities, many Candia residents’ memoirs and Moore School student appreciations of the town. New and old photographs enhance the book.


Copies are available at the Smyth Public Library or Commission members for $15.


Road Safety Audit - Intersection of Rt 43 and Rt 27

The NH Department of Transportation has now completed the Road Safety Audit (RSA) for two of the more dangerous intersections in Candia. These are two of the three corners of the triangle where NH Routes 27 & 43 traffic intersects.


One of those three corner intersections is the “Four Corners” where the state has installed traffic control signal lights, significantly improving the traffic flow and reducing accidents. 


The southerly corner intersection, where NH Route 43 traffic between Manchester and the Deerfield area meets Raymond Road, by the entrance to Holbrook Cemetery, is particularly dangerous. Traffic coming from the Deerfield area has to stop and then merge into the traffic coming from the Raymond area going into Manchester. Traffic coming from the Manchester area and going to the Deerfield area has to make a left turn thru that same traffic flow to continue on Route 43.


The easterly corner intersection, where NH Route 27 going from Candia to Raymond has to stop and enter the traffic going to and from Manchester is the least dangerous of the three, but does a poor job of handling turning traffic.


The RSA, a lengthy and comprehensive exercise, was conducted with representatives of the state, the municipality and potentially affected residents last summer. A draft of the results was reviewed by the participants. These final results will now go to NHDOT for design and future construction by the state.


The report and drawing plans of the proposed improvement options can be viewed at the below links.

- Road Safety Audit Report (2 MB)

- Road Safety Audit Concept (12 MB)