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Stay-at-home order has expired; Nashua in the process of reopening many services, activities

By Dean Shalhoup - Senior Staff Reporter | Jun 15, 2020

While some restrictions remain in place, Mayor Jim Donchess has announced that many Nashua activities, programs and events are in the process of reopening or being rescheduled beginning Monday.

Donchess and other city leaders released a comprehensive list addressing the status of many activities and events affected by Gov. Chris Sununu’s so-called stay-at-home 2.0 order.

More information can be found at the city’s Website, www.nashuanh.gov.


Officials continue to actively monitor and respond to the virus that causes COVID-19 in our community and want to remind residents that Nashua’s City Hall will remain closed to the public until further notice. The health and safety of Nashua residents and city employees is of the utmost importance and Nashua city officials thank everyone for their patience and understanding during this time.

Essential city services continue to be available, just as they have been for the past few months. The city can still serve you online, via regular mail (for certain services), via drop box, as well as by phone and email. City employees continue to work remotely and in limited numbers onsite to serve the community. Nashua’s Parks and Recreation Department, City Clerk and Motor Vehicle have updated their services to reflect the onset of summer and relaxation of state COVID-19 guidelines.

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS: Nashua Parks and Recreation is pleased to announce its revised Summer Camp lineup, including:

• Archery Camps

• Baseball Camp

• Camp Mine Falls (Nature Camp)

• Field Hockey Camp

• Several Music Camps

• Skateboard Camps

• Tennis Lessons

• Track & Field Camps

• Virtual Science camps via Wicked Cool For Kids

Visit nashua.recdesk.com for information and to sign up. The size of the camps will be limited this year. Available spots will go to those in the order the reservation is received. Refunds will be made for camps that are canceled due to insufficient registrations. New guidelines will be followed to keep our campers and counselors safe and healthy.

Playgrounds will reopen starting Monday, June 15. We ask that our families and residents follow guidelines while using playground facilities:

• Wash Your Hands Frequently

• Maintain Social Distance (six feet between yourself and others)

• Avoid Large Gatherings

• Consider Wearing a Face Covering

• Stay Home if You Feel Sick

City athletic fields are now open with restrictions:

• Maximum 10 people – 9 players to 1 coach ratio

• Practice only – no games

• Reservations required thru Nashua Park and Recreation

Other recreational areas that are now open with restrictions:

• Basketball Courts – 4 people per court limit

• Skate Park – 10 people at a time for a maximum of 1 hour to give others a chance to utilize the space

• Horseshoe Pits – every other pit will be open

• Pickle Ball Courts and Tennis Courts now open

Division of Public Health and Community Services

The Nashua Division of Public of Health and Community Services continues to remain closed to public access and is limiting operations until further notice to focus efforts on the COVID-19 response and ensure the health and well-being of the Greater Nashua Public Health Region. They continue to strongly recommend that individuals only leave their home for essential needs. If you choose to leave your home for essential or non-essential activities, please remember that our community is still facing a public health crisis and consider practicing the following healthy behaviors to keep yourself, your family and your community safe.

* Practice social distancing by avoiding large crowds and maintaining a distance of at least six feet from others who do not live in your household.

* If you are sick, stay home and avoid close contact with others, including members of your household.

* Wear a face covering to protect others from your respiratory droplets in situations where you are unable to maintain a distance of six feet from others.

* Wash your hands often for at least 20 seconds, including before, during, and after you return from your trip. If possible, bring alcohol-based hand rub to use when you do not have access to running water and soap.

* Cover your mouth and nose if you cough or sneeze, by coughing and sneezing into your forearm.

* Do not touch your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

* Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces often and allow them to air dry. If possible, pack disinfecting wipes to clean and disinfect objects and surfaces if you leave your home.

The Nashua Division of Public Health and Community Services also continues to answer any health-related questions seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. through the Nashua COVID-19 Hotline. Residents can access this hotline by calling 603-589-3456. You can also call this number to schedule a COVID-19 test. For more information, visit https://www.nashuanh.gov/1332/COVID-19


(City Clerk’s Office, Motor Vehicle and Administrative Services)


The Motor Vehicle Registration Office will continue to offer online, mail-in, email and drop-off services. If you have purchased a new vehicle, visit www.nashuanh.gov/404/Motor-Vehicle-Registration for information on how to complete your registration. For questions, it is highly recommended that you email, as call volume is high. Send questions to mvr2@nashuanh.gov. To renew your vehicle registration, use the online system or send via regular mail. Here is additional information from the city website (https://www.nashuanh.gov/) which may assist you:

Renewal of a car registration: Can be made in one of two ways: (1) online via our website portal

(https://www.nashuanh.gov/paybills); (2) via mail (checks only and post dates will be honored as the date of payment with envelope provided by the city).

Registration and title transfers of newly purchased vehicle: The state has ended all special extensions for temporary plates. Residents who need new plates or need to transfer plates will need to provide the information listed below.

1. The Original Title, Certificate of Origin or NH Title Application.

2. The original registration of your prior vehicle if you have plates that you want to transfer.

3. A detailed statement asking us to register remotely (must include your contact information).

4. Color of vehicle

5. A copy of your bill of sale or purchase contract (if financing this information must be included).

6. A copy of your driver’s license, front and back.

7. If you are relocating from out of state and you are financing, we will also need a copy of your current registration.

New residents: New residents who have moved to Nashua from another state can get plates and registration by emailing to mvr2@nashuanh.gov2 or calling (603) 589-3200. The following information is required:

1. Proof of Address (Utility Bill, Lease Agreement, or a recent piece of mail with a post mark stamp)

2. Driver’s License (Does not have to be NH if not changed yet)

3. Actual Title, Actual Title Application or Old Registration from Other State.

4. Bill Of Sale

5. Color of Vehicle

6. Seller Information

a Lien Holder Information (If Financed)

b Date of Sale

c Mileage of Vehicle

New residents: New residents who have moved to Nashua from another New Hampshire town or city can get plates and registration by providing the information listed below.

1. A completed Record change form (DSMV-30)

2. Proof of Address (Utility Bill, Lease Agreement, or a recent piece of mail with a post mark stamp)

3. Driver’s License

4. Your current registration

Temporary Plates: If you purchased a vehicle through a private sale or an out-of-state dealer and want a 20-day temporary plate, call the State of NH DMV at 227-4000.

Boat Registration of new boats: Provide the information below and place in the drop off box slot or mail as described above. Renewal of boats can be done by the State with the form you received in the mail or by the city with an additional $5 fee. For a new boat, provide a detailed bill of sale and a copy of your NH license.

Payment of Parking Tickets, Tax and Sewer (wastewater) payments and Lease parking payments: Pay online at https://www.nashuanh.gov/paybills, via regular mail (checks only and post-dates will be honored as the date of payment with envelope provided by the city) or through the City Hall dropbox slot. Mail the bottom portion of your tax bill with your payment in order to insure payment is applied to the correct account. Please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope if you need a paid receipt, a canceled check or mortgage statement will also suffice as a receipt for federal tax purposes. Do not mail cash. Citizens may email us at propertytaxes@nashuanh.gov or call us at 589-3190 for tax questions.

Overall Forms of Payment: Make checks payable to the City of Nashua-MVR and leave the amount blank. Date and sign your check. You can also send a copy of your credit or debit card, front and back. If you want the total amount owed prior to completing the transaction include that request in your written statement or you can just request a receipt to be included with your completed paperwork.


We continue to take online orders, mail-in and drop-off requests. Services that require our residents to appear in person, continue by appointment only. More information is online at nashuanh.gov/clerk or by calling 589-3010 and choosing option 5.

Voter Registration and Absentee Ballots: Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the NH Secretary of State and Attorney General have determined that all citizens of New Hampshire can register to vote absentee and/or vote by absentee ballot at the upcoming fall elections. Forms to register to vote absentee and requests for absentee ballots may be made by mail, email, fax or hand-delivered in the City Hall drop-box. Absentee ballots will be available by mid to late summer. For more information, visit nashuanh.gov/clerk.

Voter Registration and/or Party Affiliation Changes: The Secretary of State’s website provides information on how to register to vote – http://sos.nh.gov/HowRegVote.aspx and how to change your party affiliation – http://sos.nh.gov/VotePartyPrimFAQ.aspx

Birth, death or marriage certificate: To request a certified copy of a birth, death or marriage certificate online, visit https://www.vitalchek.com/home.aspx OR visit https://www.nashuanh.gov/241/vital-records for regular mail requests.

Dog license renewal: To request a new dog license by mail OR to renew a dog license online or by mail, visit https://www.eb2gov.com/Scripts/EB2Gov.dll/Dogs/Main for ONLINE ONLY requests. Visit https://www.nashuanh.gov/DocumentCenter/View/181/Dog-License-Application-PDF?bidId for regular mail requests.

Administrative Services Division

Abatement applications: Contact Assessing at assesshelp@nashuanh.gov and inquiries will be responded to accordingly.

Property Record Cards: Send via email to assesshelp@nashuanh.gov, or online at https://assessing.nashuanh.gov/default.asp

Filing for and renewals of Exemptions and Credits: Information for verification or renewal can be sent by mail or dropped off in the drop box; questions can be directed to assesshelp@nashuanh.gov.

Intents to Cut and Intents to Excavate: Can be mailed or scanned/sent to assesshelp@nashuanh.gov.

Assessing & GIS Department questions and 2020-2022 Full Revaluation: Call the Assessing Department at 603-589-3040.


City Dropbox: The City of Nashua’s drop-box slot is located at back of City Hall. Park in the lot behind the building off Elm Street and head toward the back doors. The drop-box slot is in the wall in between the doors. Make sure your name and phone number are on your envelope.


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