TOWN HALL CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC BEGINNING WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18, 2020

Litchfield Town Hall Closed to the Public beginning Wednesday, March 18, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TO THE RESIDENTS OF LITCHFIELD, NH
Litchfield Board of Selectmen – March 17, 2020

TOWN HALL CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC BEGINNING WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18, 2020 (UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE)

We continue to actively monitor the COVID-19 situation, which is rapidly evolving. The Town is committed to the continued health and optimal safety of our residents as well as our employees, and we intend to do our part to “flatten the curve” of the COVID-19 pandemic. To that end, in consultation with our Emergency Management Team, we have decided that effective Wednesday, March 18, 2020, Town Hall, Talent Hall, Recycling Swap Table and Darrah Pond Playground (park to remain open)will be closed to the public until further notice.

However, we will still be working to serve the residents of Litchfield. We intend to do our best to operate as a “VIRTUAL TOWN HALL.” In today’s world, most of the transactions for our residents can be done online or arranged via phone or email. Resident questions can and will be answered via phone or email. And as a last resort, you may schedule an appointment in Town Hall with the appropriate Town personnel to complete your transaction. Our Town Hall employees will be working both remotely and on-site (in very limited numbers as necessary)—but we will continue to be at your service.

FIRE, POLICE, HIGHWAY AND SOLID WASTE/RECYCLING: Of course, our incredible Police, Fire, Highway, and Solid Waste / Recycling Departments will continue to serve the residents of our Town on a “business as usual” basis with some minor changes. Fire Burn Permits will be processed online only at https://nhdflweb.sovsportsnet.net and the Police Department Dispatching Lobby area will be closed to the public. If you have questions or non-emergency business for any of the departments please contact them at the phone number or email listed below.

We ask that you please keep all non-emergency calls to a minimum so that they may devote their time to those residents in need of emergency services. If you have non-emergency COVID-19 related questions, please call 2-1-1 (a state hotline manned 24/7 specifically for such questions).

PUBLIC MEETINGS: With the exception of the Board of Selectmen, Emergency Management Team and others as determined by the Board of Selectmen on a “as needed basis”, all Town board and committee meetings in March will be canceled and more information will be forthcoming about meetings in April and beyond.

Finally, rest assured that we will be monitoring all local developments related to COVID-19, and as your Town officials, we are committed to timely and ongoing communication about any and all changes to our operating status as well as any recommendations to the public from public health and other government officials. The Town website address is www.litchfieldnh.gov and we encourage you to visit the website frequently for news and updates. 

IMPORTANT CONTACTS

Have a question for a particular department or services? Please contact the following staff members either via email or by phone. 

Town Clerk / Tax Collector:
Theresa L. Briand, Tbriand@litchfieldnh.gov or 424-4046 ext. 1244
Online payment services are available on the Town website: https://www.invoicecloud.com/litchfieldnh
Vehicle, Dog, Property Tax Payments, and Vital Records.

Assessing Department:
Donna Baril, Dbaril@litchfieldnh.gov or 424-4046 ext. 1236 
Veterans’ Credits, Elderly Exemptions, Property Record Cards, Abatement Applications, etc.

Building Department:
Peter Dionne, Inspector@litchfieldnh.gov or 424-4046 ext. 1239
Permit applications are available on the Town website:  https://public.mygov.us/litchfield_nh
Building, Shed, Electric, Plumbing, Mechanical & Construction Inspections, Building Code Questions, etc

Planning Department:
Joan McKibben, Jmckibben@litchfieldnh.gov or 424-4046 ext. 1241

Finance Department:
Karen White, Kwhite@litchfieldnh.gov or 424-4046 ext 1237
Payroll, Accounts Payable, Impact Fees, Ambulance Fees, Intents to Cut and Excavate, Land Use Change Taxes, etc 

Fire Department: 424-8071 or info@litchfieldfd.com  

Police Department: 424-4047 or info@litchfieldpd.com

Highway Department:
Kevin Brown, Kbrown@litchfieldnh.gov or 424-4046 ext. 1236 
Road Complaints, Snow Plowing, Roadway Drainage, Potholes, Paving Projects, etc. 

Trash and Recycling:
David Mellen, Dmellen@litchfieldnh.gov or 424-6900  

General Assistance Questions:
Donna Baril, Dbaril@litchfieldnh.gov or 424-4046 ext. 1236 
Rent, Utilities, Food, Heating and Medical Needs