OUR HISTORY

New Hampshire counties were first created by the Provincial Act of 1769. The act divided the Province into five counties because "the holding of sessions of the superior court of judicature solely at Portsmouth or Exeter had rendered the administration of justice very expensive and difficult and in some cases almost impracticable, the people being generally not of sufficient ability to travel far." This act defined the geographical boundaries for the Court of General Sessions of the Peace and conferred upon the Justices the power to assess taxes for "Building, Inspecting and Repairing all Prisons, Courthouses and other necessary public edifices within their respective counties. Hillsborough County was one of the five original counties created by this act. The County began to execute its legal authority on March 19, 1771, when approval was received from the King of England. The original jurisdiction of the County included 13 towns that are now in Merrimack County.

In 1823, those towns were detached and geographical boundaries of Hillsborough County were defined as they exist today. The town of Amherst was established as the county seat because it was the largest farming community. A jail was constructed and court sessions were held in the Amherst Public Meeting House. County officers and justices served the King of England.


 

NOTICE

In order to follow the Center for Disease Control guidelines and to keep county employees and county residents safe, effective Friday, March 20, 2020 the County is limiting access to county offices and person-to-person contact while still providing county services. 

 

If members of the public need to access county services, please call to set-up an appointment  or utilize services online where applicable.  Contact information for each county office is below:

 

Commissioners’ Office of Administration and Finance

329 Mast Road, Suite 114

Goffstown, NH 03045

603-627-5602

 

Computer Information Systems

329 Mast Road, Suite 107

Goffstown, NH 03045

603-351-3865

 

County Attorney’s Office

Chestnut St. Courthouse

300 Chestnut Street

Manchester, NH 03101

 603-627-5605

 

County Attorney’s Office

Spring St. Courthouse

30 Spring Street

Nashua, NH 03060

603-594-3255

 

County Attorney’s Office

19 Temple Street

Nashua, NH 03060

603-594-3255

 

Delegation Office

329 Mast Road, Suite 106

Goffstown, NH 03045

603-627-5628

 

Department of Corrections

445 Willow Street

 Manchester, NH 03103

603-627-5620

 

Human Resources

329 Mast Road, Suite 112

Goffstown, NH 03045

603-627-5633

 

Nursing Home

400 Mast Road

Goffstown, NH 03045

603-627-5540

 

Registry of Deeds

19 Temple Street

Nashua, NH 03060

603-882-6933

 

Sheriff’s Office

329 Mast Road, Suite 109

Goffstown, NH 03045

603-627-5612

 

 

Sheriff’s Office

Chestnut St. Courthouse

300 Chestnut Street

Manchester, NH 03101

 603-627-5612

 

Sheriff’s Office

19 Temple Street

Nashua, NH 03060

603-627-5612

 

Have general questions about COVID- 19? Call 2-1-1

 

Please visit the Hillsborough County website for more information: http://hcnh.org

 

As the COVID-19 situation changes the Board of Commissioners will continue to evaluate county operations as a whole.

Meetings

Event date: 7/15/2020 9:00 AM

July 15, 2020 - 9:00 AM

A Board of Commissioners' Meeting will be held on Wednesday, July 15, 2020, starting at 9:00 AM at the Hillsborough County Complex, 329 Mast Road, Goffstown, NH.

 

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