Wilton's Emergency Response to COVID-19: Updated June 23

For up-to-date information from the CDC and the New Hampshire Division of Public Health Services (DHH) on COVID-19 and its status, click here: COVID-19 Information from the CDC and NH DHHS.

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Emergency AlertThis page summarizes the current status of Wilton’s response to the COVID-19 crisis. In conjunction with our Emergency Management Director we shall be continuing to update the website and reassure our residents that we are committed to timely and ongoing communications regarding this Pandemic.

We continue to actively monitor the COVID-19 situation which is rapidly evolving by reviewing the updates prepared by both the CDC and the DHSS which we can pass along to our residents via our Town website. Like other New Hampshire communities we intend to do our part to “flatten” the curve of this Pandemic.

The Town of Wilton Emergency Management Director, David Boissonnault, in conjunction with the Town Health Officer, Paul Branscombe, is strongly recommending the immediate cancellation of all large gatherings and events until further notice. This recommendation is based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 


Wilton Police Department

We at the Wilton Police Department are still safe-guarding the staff that work daily at our office. The interaction with our officers for any non-emergency issue will be conducted at the front door, or lobby if needed. After each interaction, the lobby of the Police Department is sanitized to safeguard the health of our staff. 

We are working on a policy to accommodate individuals that are now requiring fingerprinting, which will be done by APPOINTMENT ONLY. We have placed a sign on the front door indicating that the finger printing is by appointment only, and to call our office number at (603) 654-9452 to schedule that appointment. As always, we WILL respond to any emergency call that we receive.

We at the Wilton Police Department thank all of the residents for their continued support and understanding.

Emergency 911
Resource Hotline 211
Wilton PD 654-9452

For non-emergency questions regarding COVID-19 please call 2-1-1 (a State hotline manned 24/7 specifically for such questions).

Thank you for your patience. Stay well.

Emergency 911
Resource Hotline 211
Wilton PD 654-9452

For non-emergency questions regarding COVID-19 please call 2-1-1 (a State hotline manned 24/7 specifically for such questions).


Wilton Fire Department

We have posted updated burn permit guidelines and hours - see the Fire Department page for the latest.

The Fire Station remains closed to outside organizations for meetings.


Town Hall

The Town Administrative Offices will continue to remain open during this crisis to assist residents with questions and concerns. The Town Administrator/Health Officer is reachable at (603) 654-3299, and if out of the office can be reached at (603) 707-9370.

The Town Hall is now open to the public by appointment only.  All appointments with staff will be during normal business hours.  See complete reopening plan HERE.

Town Clerk/Tax Collector's office is making appointments to meet curbside for voter registration, marriage licenses, and notary services.  All other transactions will be handled via dropbox, email, or US mail, or by using the Online Payments portal on our website..
Land Use Administrator and Building Inspector and will allow one appointment at a time in their office.
The Welfare Officer will continue to be seen by appointment only, by telephone or in-person in the Conference Room.
Customers should contact staff in advance by phone or email to set up appointments. Michele Decoteau, the Land Use Administrator, can be reached on (603) 654-9451 extension 309, Norma Ditri the Building Inspector on (603) 801-1640.  The Town Clerk/Tax Collector's office can be reached at (603) 654-9451 x1.  When you arrive for your appointment:
o  Call the office number to announce your arrival.
o  Wait outside until someone comes out to meet you, unless otherwise advised.
o  If your appointment will be inside the building, customers will be required to wear a mask. If you don’t have one, one will be offered. Signage for the public entrances will be posted which shall explain the procedures.

The only meeting rooms available for meetings will be the Town Hall Courtroom and Courtroom Conference Room. Furniture will be arranged in according to CDC, NH Department of Health and Human Services, and Emergency Order guidelines 

All are encouraged to attend Board and Committee meetings via the web or telephone conference calls. Details are listed in each meeting's calendar notice for the meeting.  With the governor removing restrictions that limit gatherings to 10 people, Wilton boards and committees can resume meeting in the Town Hall if they wish, or can continue meeting electronically as an option. However, since some residents may still feel uncomfortable attending in-person, information on how to access the meeting via Zoom or conference call will be included in the meeting notice. If you choose to attend a board meeting in person, you must wear masks (ones will be provided if needed) and practice social distancing.

Voting

The Town Moderator has issued a letter outlining important changes in voting for the 2020 Primary and General Elections.  This includes absentee balloting, new safety procedures due to COVID for in-person voting, and a new polling location. For all the details, click HERE.

Party affiliation changes ended in early June and will not be allowed again until after the November election.  Party affiliation is not a factor in the November election since there are not individual party ballots like there was in the September election.  If you would like to change your party affiliation after the Fall elections, fill out the attached form and leave the application in the green drop box to the right of the front door at Town Hall, or mail it to Town of Wilton, Supervisors of the Checklist, PO Box 83, Wilton, NH 03086. 

The state has also issued a new absentee ballot request form which enables you to check off "COVID concerns" as a valid reason for voting absentee. It also allows you to request a ballot for either or both of the September primary and November general election. To download the form, click HERE. Once you have completed and signed it, you can send to the Town Offices or put in the green drop-box outside Town Hall.  Absentee ballot request forms were also mailed in August to every registered voter in Wilton.

Town Clerk’s Office


The Town Clerk/Tax Collector's office is offering curbside appointments for voter registration, marriage licenses and notary services.  All other services are still being handled by dropbox, email or US mail or by using the Online Payments portal on our website.  We are striving to keep helping residents while maintaining social distancing for everyone’s safety and well-being.  Please call (603) 654-9451 x1 or email us at [email protected] for information on how we can assist you.  o  Upon arrival for your appointment, call (603) 654-9451 x1 and wait outside until someone comes out to meet you, unless otherwise advised.

If you call and get our voicemail, please leave a message and we will call you back as soon as possible.  If the phone system doesn't allow you to leave a message it is because the messaging system is currently busy taking a message, so please try again in a few minutes.  The phone call and email volumes have been very high so we ask that you be patient when requesting information.  We assure you we are trying to help everyone as quickly as possible.  We unfortunately cannot guarantee same-day service for any motor vehicle registrations at this time so please plan accordingly.  If your temporary plates are expiring, please do not wait until the last day to begin the registration process as we cannot promise that you will have your new plates the same day.

Drop boxMotor Vehicle Renewals – motor vehicle renewals can be processed online via the town website.  Payments can be done via charge card or ACH.  We have been mailing out renewal notices each month.  The notices have been sent to residents who registered their vehicles in Wilton last year.  Paperwork and payments can be mailed to our PO Box 83 Wilton address or deposited in our drop box located to the right of our front door (see photo).  The registrations will be processed and mailed to you with your stickers. 

Click HERE for New Car Purchases

Boat Registration Renewals – Boat registrations can be renewed through the Town Office or the State of NH.  Registering in Wilton will cost an additional $5, but the town gets to keep that money, and sometimes some of the other fees listed on your renewal mailer.  If the renewal is done through the DMV, the state keeps all the fees collected (none are remitted to the town).

-- Registering in Wilton:  Sign the “Owner’s Copy” of the renewal mailer received from the state. Put it in an envelope with your check for the amount that is on the renewal mailer + $5.00 additional to cover our fees.  Be sure to include your phone number on your check and also include a self-addressed stamped envelope for us to return your registration and stickers to you.  You can put it in the drop box outside our front door or mail it to us at Town of Wilton, PO Box 83, Wilton, NH 03086.

-- Registering with the State:  Sign the “Owner’s Copy” of the renewal mailer received from the state.  Mail it to the address indicated on the mailer along with your check for the amount stated on the mailer.  They will process it and mail your stickers to you.


Click HERE for New Boat Registrations



Dog License Renewals – dog license renewals can be processed on line via the town website.  Payments can be done via charge card or ACH.  You can also mail renewal requests (along with your payment) to PO Box 83, Wilton, or utilize the drop box located to the right of our front door.  Late fees now apply ($1 per dog per month, starting on June 1) which means it will cost an additional $5 to register each dog in October, $6 extra in November, etc.  Regular dog license fees are $7.50 if the dog is spayed/neutered or is a puppy, $10 if the dog is not spayed/neutered, $3 if the owner is age 65 or older, and $20 if you have a kennel license (5 or more dogs).  The dog license(s) will be processed and mailed to you with a dog tag.

New Dog Licenses – Put a rabies certificate in the drop box (located to the right of the front door) with a check for $7.50 if the dog is spayed/neutered or is a puppy, $10 if the dog is not spayed/neutered, or $3 if the owner is age 65 or older, as well as a note with your phone number, address, owner name and birth date.  The dog license will be processed and mailed to you with a dog tag.

Tax & Water/Sewer Bill Payments – Payments can be paid online via the town website, mailed or left in our drop box located to the right of our front door.  

For help with anything not covered above, you can call our office at 654-9451 x1 or send an email to [email protected] .   We have been spending a lot of time on phone calls, so  please leave a message if we don't answer.  And be sure to also leave your phone number so we can call you back.  We ask for your patience while we adjust to this new way of doing business.

Stay safe!


Recycling Center

We are open to the public during the normal operating hours.   

 Tuesdays      6:30 am to 4:30 pm
 Thursday      11 am   to 8:00 pm
  Friday             8 am to 11 am
 Saturday       8 am   to 5:00 pm

We are now providing "Senior Hours" (and for those with health conditions that put them at increased risk) on Tuesday morning from 6:30 am to 9 am. We cannot police who comes in, but we are asking for consideration of our seniors during this Tuesday time.   

Please see the Wilton Recycling Center website for up-to-date procedures and recommendations.
                                                                                       
We are doing all we can to provide service to you under these circumstances while keeping ourselves and you as safe as possible. We appreciate your consideration and cooperation in these challenging times.  We are always open to suggestions. Have questions?? Just ask. We are happy to assist you.                                                                                                                                                                                              
The staff of the Wilton Recycling Center                  
 

Wilton Library

Please refer to the Library's website HERE for the latest information on openings and restrictions.


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