Bristol Town Office Closed to the Public Beginning Monday, March 23, 2020 (Until Further Notice)

For More information Contact:

Town of Bristol                                  

Office of the Select Board – Town Administrator Nicholas J. Coates (Nik)            

5 School Street                                  

Bristol, NH 03222                             

(603) 744-3354

townadmin@townofbristolnh.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 20, 2020

Bristol Town Office Closed to the Public Beginning Monday, March 23, 2020 (Until Further Notice)

The Bristol Select Board continues 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 Director and Health Officer, we have decided that effective Monday, March 23, 2020, the Town Office at 5 School Street will be closed to the public until further notice.

However, the Town will still be working to serve the residents of Bristol. We intend to do our best to operate as a “Virtual Town Office.” In today’s world, most of the transactions for our residents can be done online or arranged via phone, email, or drop box. Resident questions can and will be answered via phone or email. And as a last resort, you may schedule an appointment in the Town Office with the appropriate Town personnel to complete your transaction. Our Town Office 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 and Police: Of course, our incredible Police and Fire Departments will continue to serve the residents of our Town on a “business as usual” basis; however, 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 Planning Board meeting on March 25, all Town board and committee meetings in March will be cancelled 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. Updated information can be found on the front page in the news section of the Town website, Town’s Facebook page (“Town of Bristol”), and public access television channel. Please check these often.

Please see the following pages for how we intend to operate our Virtual Town Office.

“HOW TO” COMPLETE TOWN OFFICE TRANSACTIONS

WEBSITE: The Town website address is www.townofbristolnh.org, and we encourage you to visit the website frequently for new information and updates.

TOWN OFFICE MAILING ADDRESS: Should you need mail anything to the Town Office, the address is as follows:

(Specify which Department, if possible)

Bristol Town Office

5 School Street

Bristol, NH 03222

DROP BOXES: At the Town Clerk/Meeting Room entrance to Town Office, there is a secure, green drop box where you may drop off checks (NO CASH) or other paperwork. Should your paperwork not fit, please refer to the list of contacts below to make alternative arrangements.

TOWN OFFICE GENERAL TELEPHONE NUMBER: (603) 744-3354 (See contacts below for specific extensions).

TRANSACTIONS: The following is a list of the transactions most often performed for our residents in the Town Office, and directions as to how each may be accomplished until the COVID-19 crisis passes and we can safely re-open our doors:

IMPORTANT CONTACTS

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

Department

Address

Phone

Assessing Department

Assessing Department

5 School Street

Bristol, NH 03222

(603) 744-3354 Ext. 112

Finance Office

Finance Office

5 School Street

Bristol, NH 03222

(603) 744-3354 Ext. 111

Fire Department

Fire Department

85 Lake Street

Bristol, NH 03222

(603) 744-2632

Health Office

Health Office

5 School Street

Bristol, NH 03222

(603) 744-3354 Ext. 112

Highway Department

Highway Department

100 Ayers Island Road

Bristol, NH 03222

(603) 744-2441

Human Resources

Human Resources

5 School Street

Bristol, NH 03222

(603) 744-3354 Ext. 111

Human Services Department

Human Services

5 School Street

Bristol, NH 03222

(603) 744-2522

Land Use Department

Land Use Department

5 School Street

Bristol, NH 03222

(603) 744-3354 Ext. 117

Minot-Sleeper Library

Minot Sleeper Library

35 Pleasant Street

Bristol, NH 03222

(603) 744-3352

Permitting and Enforcement

Building and Permitting Office

5 School Street

Bristol 03222

(603) 744-3354 Ext. 118

Police Department

Police Department

230 Lake Street

Bristol, NH 03222

Business Office: (603) 744-6320
24 Hr Dispatch: (603) 744-2212

Town Administrator

Town Administrator

5 School Street

Bristol, NH 03222

(603) 744-3354 Ext. 128

Town Beaches

Town Beaches

5 School Street

Bristol, NH 03222

(603) 744-3354 Ext. 128

Town Clerk / Tax Collector

Town Clerk / Tax Collector

5 School Street

Bristol, NH 03222

(603) 744-3354 Ext. 115

Town Moderator

Town Moderator

5 School Street

Bristol, NH 03222

(603) 744-3354 Ext. 115

Town Treasurer

Town Treasurer

5 School Street

Bristol, NH 03222

(603) 744-3354

Transfer Station

Transfer Station

100 Ayers Island Road

Bristol, NH 03222

(603) 744-2441

Water & Sewer

Water & Sewer

180 Ayers Island Road

Bristol, NH 03222

(603) 744-8411 or 744-5400 after hours and emergencies

Of course, should you have a general question and you are not sure who to call, please contact our Administration officials as follows: