The Orford Planning Board is responsible for the development and implementation of Land Subdivision, Curb Cut, and Excavation regulations for the Town of Orford. In addition, the Board is responsible to update the Town Master Plan.

Notices & Minutes

Notices & Minutes, Per RSA 91-A:2, Ch. 234 (HB 170)
OPB meeting notices and minutes are officially posted and available for review at both Orford Town Hall, Route 25A and on this webpage.
Time permitting, unofficial, courtesy copies may be posted on the Orford ListServ.


Click headings below to see contact information:



Terry Straight – Chair
(603) 728-7569
[email protected]
Term Expires: March 2025

Harry Osmer – Vice Chair
(603) 353-2188
Term Expires: March 2025

Faith Knapp
(603) 353-4333
[email protected]
Term Expires: March 2023

Kenny King
353-9055 home
252-1842 cell
[email protected]
Term Expires March 2023

Jennifer Carter
Selectboard Representative
(603) 728-8404
[email protected]
Term Expires: Ex-Officio

Open Position
Term Expires: 2024

Open Position
Term Expires: 2024



Nicholas Kellogg
(603) 667-8143
[email protected]

Paul Griffin
(603) 353-9838
(520) 490-6025 (cell)

Board Ex-Officio Alternate
John Adams
(603) 353-9201
[email protected]



Orford Planning Board Assistant
Vickie Davis
UV Lake Sunapee Regional Planning
603-448-0170 fax
[email protected]

Selectboard Administrative Assistant
Esther Dobbins-Marsh
(603) 353-4889
[email protected]



The Planning Board meets the second (2nd) Tuesday of every month at 5:30 p.m. at the Orford Town Hall. Application are due at least twenty-one (21) days prior to the scheduled meeting.


January 10, 2023                                          December 20, 2022
February 14, 2023                                         January 14, 2023
March 21, 2023                                              February 28, 2023
April 11, 2023                                                 March 21, 2023
May 9, 2023                                                   April 18, 2023
June 13, 2023                                                 May 23, 2023
July 11, 2023                                                   June 20, 2023
August 8, 2023                                               July 18, 2023
September 12, 2023                                      August 22, 2023
October 10, 2023                                           September 19, 2023
November 14, 2023                                       October 24, 2023
December 12, 2023                                        November 21, 2023

Contact & Hours

Meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month at 5:30 pm in the Niles Room of the Orford Town Office. The public is always welcome.

During the monthly meetings business is conducted, i.e. applications reviewed, mylars stamped, mail read, checks administered, etc. We emphasize functions such as these and others are not undertaken between the regular monthly meetings. Please appreciate this and plan your projects accordingly to allow for enough time to be available to complete the required work, especially considering others in town are also putting forth business for the monthly agenda. Thank you!

For inquires on the application process, please contact the Planning Board Assistant, Vickie Davis, (603) 448-1680, or via email [email protected] . Applications for Minor and Major Subdivision, Voluntary Lot Merger. Boundary Line Agreement, Lot Line Adjustment and Excavation may be obtained at the Town Office and on this web site. Application materials are to be submitted and fees paid at the Town Office, to the Orford Planning Board.

Curb cut applications are available at the Town Office and this website and are to be submitted to Orford Road Agent at the Town Garage, Town Shed Rd, Orford, Tel. 353-9366