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Town of Plainfield
New Hampshire
Incorporated 1761

- Choice White Pines and Good Land

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Welcome to the official website for the Town of Plainfield, NH. Plainfield was chartered in 1761. It developed into an agricultural community which flourished in the 19th and 20th centuries and grew to encompass Plainfield Village, Meriden Village, and East Plainfield. It has become a residential community which values its agricultural heritage and its rural character. In addition, Plainfield residents proudly support outstanding educational opportunities for our children, the preservation of our historic buildings and of our natural resources, and the participatory government which centers on our annual Town Meeting. We hope that as this website evolves, it will continue to reflect the unique character of our Town.

Current News and/or Cancellations:

  • Plainfield PD has received a number of calls about phone and email scams in our community. See the Chief's Corner for more information.
  • Conservation Commission public hearing on Black Hill Road project Thursday April 10th at 7pm Meriden Town Hall project details here.
  • Its been such a long winter that the Conservation Commission Clean Up Day is a now a clean up Month!
  • Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day Information
  • The 2013 Town and School Reports are now available.
  • Thanks to the efforts of the Plainfield Energy Committee, Plainfield, as well as Cornish, will be part of the “Solarize Upper Valley” program which is sponsored by Vital Communities. This program promises to make solarization projects available at  competitive costs due to economies of scale.  For more information, click on the logo above or go to the Plainfield Energy Committee web page.
  • The Town of Plainfield has a Facebook page! We hope you will share your comments, let your friends know about community events, and generally share why Plainfield is such a great place to live. "Like us" after you "Find us" by clicking on the button in the left column. See our Facebook Policy.

New on the website:

  • Revision of the 2013 Plainfield Master Plan is now complete.The Planning Board invites you to review the plan and its recommendations. Let us know how you feel about it!
  • Plainfield Interractive Natural Resources Map. . Check it out! Also see Instructions on how to use Interractive PDF Maps.
  • The Plainfield Police Department's "Speed Trailer" encourages motorists to adjust their speed to the posted limit. It also records the number of vehicles and the speed of vehicles passing the trailer during a given period of time. Traffic Logs for various roads in town are now being posted.
  • The Library Board of Trustees meeting agendas, minutes, and related documents are now available.
  • Town of Plainfield Tax Maps are now available on the website.
  • Hazard Mitigation Committee Updates:
    Meetings & Current Plan, Draft Plan (not yet available)
  • The CodeREDTM Emergency Alert System is now available to Plainfield residents. For more information or to register, click on the CodeREDTM logo in the menu bar at left .

Quick Reference List:

  • Town email list - Sign up for the Town email list to receive news and updates about Town meetings and events.
  • Meeting Minutes are now available for the Zoning, Planning and Select Boards and the Conservation Commission.
  • Town Reports and Regulations i.e., Zoning Regulations, Building Permits, Master Plan.
  • Community Calendar - This calendar is updated by staff at the Plainfield Library.
  • Map of Plainfield (2mb) - Adapted from an original map created by Vernon Hood. Printed copies are available at the Town office.

Plainfield Town Office Hours and Contact Information:

  • Town Clerk :
    Monday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Tuesday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Wednesday 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Friday 7:00 a.m. - Noon

    Tax Collector:
    Monday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Tuesday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Wednesday 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Friday 7:00 a.m. - Noon

  • Selectmen's Office: Mon thru Thurs 8am-4 pm, Fri- 8:00 to closing
    Town Office Phone 603-469-3201
    E-mail Email the Town Administrator
    E-mail Email the Town Clerk
    Town Office Fax 603-469-3642
    Town Office Mailing Address P.O. Box 380
    Meriden, NH 03770
    Town Office Physical Address 110 Main Street
    Plainfield, NH 03781

Town Events

Events for the next month are listed below. For a complete calendar, go to the Town Calendar.

Mon - Apr 21
7:00 PM
  Planning Board Meeting
Location: Town Office

Go to the planning board page for the agenda and meeting documents.

Mon - Apr 21
7:00 PM
  Library Trustee Meeting
Location: Philip Read Mem. Library
Tue - Apr 22
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  Solarize Plainfield & Cornish Workshop

Solarize Workshop at the Cornish Town Hall , 6-8 PM. Solar Source will be present, and we will have information about financing a solar system as well as a Solarize update.

Thu - Apr 24
12:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  Senior Lunch & Social
Location: Plainfield Town Hall
Thu - May 01
6:30 PM
  School Board Meeting
Location: Plainfield School
Mon - May 05
7:00 PM
  Library Trustee Meeting
Location: Meriden Library
Wed - May 07
6:00 PM
  Select Board Meeting
Location: Town Office

Go to the select board page for the agenda and meeting documents.

Thu - May 08
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  Conservation Commission Meeting
Location: Town Office

Black Hill Conservation Easement hearing. See full details at

Thu - May 15
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  Senior Lunch & Social
Location: Blow-Me-Down Grange

Note location change.

Thu - May 15
6:30 PM
  School Board Meeting
Location: Plainfield School