Counties in New Hampshire
Types of local government
Local government in New Hampshire consists of:
- Counties: There are 10 counties in New Hampshire. Although counties may adopt charters under state statutes Chapter 28-A, none have yet done so.
- Municipalities: There are 234 municipalities in New Hampshire. 13 have charters. Although some municipalities are called "cities" and others are called "towns," their legal authority does not differ.
- In addition, there are 132 special districts and 166 independent school districts.
Initiative process availability
All 13 charter cities have mandated initiative and referendum for charter amendments. Charters may also adopt initiative and referendum provisions for ordinances. All 221 towns have mandated initiative and referendum for ordinances through their town meeting form of government.
Evaluation of county websites
|Belknap County, New Hampshire||Laconia, New Hampshire|
|Carroll County, New Hampshire||Ossipee, New Hampshire|
|Cheshire County, New Hampshire||Keene, New Hampshire|
|Coos County, New Hampshire||Lancaster, New Hampshire|
|Grafton County, New Hampshire||North Haverhill, New Hampshire|
|Hillsborough County, New Hampshire||Manchester, New Hampshire and Nashua, New Hampshire|
|Merrimack County, New Hampshire||Concord, New Hampshire|
|Rockingham County, New Hampshire||Brentwood, New Hampshire|
|Strafford County, New Hampshire||Dover, New Hampshire|
|Sullivan County, New Hampshire||Newport, New Hampshire|
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