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Welcome to the Town of Bennington's official web site! We will provide you with the information you need on our community, its services, departments and their hours of operation. You'll also find all the information you need to communicate with the town official that can best answer your questions. 

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CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) INFORMATION

Messages from the Town of Bennington:

*SUNDAY, MARCH 15, 2020 ~ Town of Bennington initial response to COVID-19

*WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18, 2020 ~ COVID-19 Information:
Your Emergency Management personnel continue to work with State partners to monitor the rapidly unfolding COVID-19 outbreak. We strongly feel that Town services are the backbone of this community and that unless we are told to close down, Town Administration and the Town Clerk's Office will remain open for business as usual. In order for this to be successful we ask our residents to be mindful of their own health and avoid coming to our office if you are sick (with any type of illness). We also encourage our customers to mail in payments or paperwork, conduct business online, or give us a call.

The only change that the Town has made is at the Transfer Station. All recycling, with the exception of paper and cardboard, has been suspended until further notice. Recyclables will be disposed of in the compactor along with household waste. Please use discretion discarding bulky waste or other items that require a disposal fee. Until further notice, customers are asked to be prudent of social distancing and dispose of their refuse and move on.

 

*THURSDAY, MARCH 19, 2020 ~ COVID-19 Update - Changes to Testing for COVID-19:
Today the Department of Health and Human Services announced a change to testing for COVID-19. Based on this change, doctor offices will not conduct testing for most patients that present with COVID-19 symptoms. This is two part - to reduce the exposure to hospital workers and other patients and to conserve the test kits available.

Here's the new guidance: Most people with COVID-19 compatible symptoms can be managed at home. Those patients are required to self isolate until AT LEAST 7 days have passed since the symptoms first appeared. They are required to stay in isolation until at least 72 hours (3) days have passed since recovery. Recovery is defined as resolution of fever without the use of fever reducing medicines AND improvement in respiratory symptoms.

When in doubt, call your provider and ask questions. If your provider declines to test you this is why; if you are in respiratory distress you need to advocate that to your healthcare provider.

Please do your part to adhere to the isolation guidelines. Again, if you have a need for a Town service - please give us a call. Do not come to Town Hall if you have any symptoms. Don't be that guy (or gal) that takes out Town Government for 10 days...

 

*MONDAY, MARCH 23, 2020  ~ COVID-19 Update

  

Websites for COVID-19 Information:

211nh.org

www.cdc.gov

https://www.dartmouth-hitchcock.org

https://www.nh.gov

https://nhpbs.org

https://www.who.int

 

  

 EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY

 All recycling, with the exception of paper and cardboard, has been suspended until further notice. Recyclables will be disposed of in the compactor along with household waste. Please use discretion discarding bulky waste or other items that require a disposal fee.

 Until further notice, customers are asked to be prudent of social distancing and dispose of their refuse and move on.

 

 Notice from Town Clerk:

As of Monday, March 23rd the DMV will be open by appointment only so do not send anyone to the DMV after Friday, March 20th, the public will need to call first that number will be 603-227-4000. The only offices that will be taking appointments will be Manchester, Dover, Twin Mts, Concord, or Newport. All other DMVs will be closed. All temporary plates issued Feb 26th or later have been extended till the end of April. If the temp plate was issued prior to February 26th the resident must come in to the town offices to get a permanent plate. Driver’s licenses have been extended for 6 months however, the individual must call the DMV to get their license extended.

    

Conservation Commission Summer Camp Scholarship for 2020 Application

 


Property Value Changes

 

     

Street Lights
Through the streetlight conversion process we learned there were several fixtures in Town that had become inoperable prior to replacement. The Town is billed per fixture - regardless if they are working or not. Please help us maximize your tax dollars and notify us of any outages you notice or report them directly to Eversourse at 
https://www.eversource.com/psnh/wms/createrequest.aspx?nl=slr&sec=res

     

Looking for Town Tax Maps? Click here 

 

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You can now request vital records (birth, death & marriage certificates), register your dogs & vehicles online!
Click the buttons above.

 

PT UB Payments 

The Town has switched vendors for our online property tax & utility payments. Customer pays the convenience fee.

You can still utilize this online payment site to check balances or if your mortgage company has paid your taxes. 
Please contact Kristie LaPlante if you have any questions or if you need assistance completing your transaction.