Welcome to Allenstown! Here is a brief to-do list for new residents along with some important Allenstown information, website links and phone numbers:
- Update your address change on your motor vehicle registration by bringing in a piece of mail that has been sent to you at your new Allenstown address, preferably a utility bill, along with your ID and your current motor vehicle registration. We have address change request forms that you can complete in the office or print one and complete it before you come in. There is no charge for an address update. (Contact us for further instructions if you are a new resident who has moved here from out of state or see the Motor Vehicles Transactions page.)
- Update your address change with the post office at 55 Glass St in Pembroke. (We have a shared Post Office and zip code with Pembroke, NH, 03275, often referred to as Suncook) Updating your registration address does not update your post office address and vice versa.
- License your dogs
- Register to vote
- Sign up for 'E-Alerts' email alerts on our Town website’s main page. This is the best way to be notified of any last minute closures, important dates and events happening in Allenstown.
Allenstown does NOT mail out paper vehicle registration renewal reminder letters. We DO email notices. If you would like to receive an email reminder when your registration is due, please give us your email address when you come to change your physical address. We never share your e-mail address with others.
A town-wide on-street winter parking ban is in effect from 12-6 AM from Nov 15th – April 15th every year.
The Ronnie Pelissier Memorial Boat Launch is a public boat launch at the end of Ferry St for residents to use. Playgrounds can be found at the Boys and Girls Club on Whitten St and at AES. Sports fields are located at AES and on River Rd. There is also a large park, Memorial Field, right next door in Pembroke that is available for residents use. Amenities include walking trails, swim areas, playground, basket ball court, sports fields, pavilion and tables and grills. Allenstown and Pembroke host a joint Old Home Day here the last weekend of August each year. Bear Brook State Park on Deerfield Rd can be accessed for free by Allenstown residents by obtaining a free day pass from the Allenstown Library.
The Allenstown Library has an excellent assortment of summer programs, park and museum passes and other great amenities available to Allenstown residents. Residents of other towns can purchase an Allenstown Library membership for only $10. Allenstown residents can also purchase their own Pembroke library membership at the Pembroke library.
Allenstown hosts many community events throughout the Summer such as outdoor concerts at Town Hall, out-door big screen movies, classic car cruise nights, community wide yard sales, etc. Holiday house decorating contests are held for Halloween and Christmas each year. Santa also takes a ride around Town each December. Keep an eye on the Town website, Economic Development page, for more information.
There is a public ice skating rink located between ARD and Town Hall each winter, weather permitting. Volunteers to help maintain the rink are ALWAYS appreciated. Bring your own skates!
We are always looking for new faces to volunteer on any of the many boards and committees that work to make Allenstown such a great place to live. If you are interested in serving your new community, please reach out to us to let us know. We'd greatly appreciate your help!
*Sand is available at the Highway Department for residents to use throughout the winter. Loam is also available for gardens in the spring and summer. The Allenstown Highway Department curbside lawn waste pick-up schedule is here.
**Allenstown has town wide trash pick-up on Mondays through Casella Waste. (This does not include mobile home parks) Casellas's holiday schedule and the Zero-Sort recycling guidelines are posted on the Highway Department's webpage. Any questions or issues with trash collection should be directed towards Casella at 270-9190, with the exception of missing trash barrels. Please contact Town Hall to order new or replace existing trash barrels at $65 / barrel.
SAU 53 485-5187
Pembroke Academy Grades 9-12 485-7881
Allenstown Utilities and Services:
Suncook Boys and Girls Club 485-0599
Allenstown Sewer Department 485-5600
Pembroke Water Works 485-3362 (We do not have our own Water Works)
Allenstown Library 485-7651
Allenstown Town Hall 485-4276
Police Department 485-9500
Fire Department 485-9202
Highway Department 485-5460
Allenstown Senior Center 485-4254