• Dover NH

    The City of Dover, NH is a great place to live, work, and play. Dover is conveniently located in the seacoast area of New Hampshire. Settled in 1623, Dover is the oldest permanent settlement in New Hampshire and the 7th oldest in the United States.

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    The City of Dover, NHis ranked one of the top 100 communities in the United States and one of the nation's top communities for young people.


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  • Dover NH

    The City of Dover, NHboasts superior municipal services, an exceptional school system, outstanding parks and recreation services, and numerous cultural destinations and events.

  • Dover NH

    The City of Dover, NHis the fastest-growing city in New Hampshire.


    Source: U.S. Census

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    The City of Dover, NHis home to a vibrant and thriving business community.

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  • City seeks public input on Consolidated Plan

    posted on: 2/18/2020

    The City of Dover’s Department of Planning and Community Development is developing a Consolidated Plan to identify how Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds are distributed. The Consolidated Plan will describe community needs, resources, priorities, and proposed activities to be undertaken under certain Housing and Urban Development (HUD) programs, including CDBG.

    Each year, the city accepts applications from public service agencies, qualified individuals and eligible organizations for grant funds from the CDBG program. The federal funds are distributed to organizations and projects that are found to best address development needs identified by the community. Eligible CDBG activities include, but are not limited to, acquisition of property, development or improvement of public facilities, clearance or demolition, public services, and special economic development activities.

    The City of Dover will hold a series of Listening Sessions to gather community input related to Dover’s CDBG program. Information gathered during these sessions will assist in the development of the Consolidated Plan and the Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice. These CDBG documents are used by local decision makers to prioritize annual CDBG funding allocations for community-based projects, programs and organizations over a five-year period. Draft versions of both documents, which will incorporate feedback from the Listening Sessions and other outreach efforts, will be made available for public review in late March.

  • City Council urges review of EPA ruling that could cost Dover, region hundreds of millions of dollars

    posted on: 2/13/2020; updated: 2/16/2020

    The City Council this week approved a resolution that urges additional peer review of a draft nitrogen discharge permit recently issued by the Environmental Protection Agency for Great Bay. The Great Bay Total Nitrogen General Permit, or NPDES, will regulate nitrogen levels in the Great Bay watershed, including the levels of nitrogen discharged from wastewater treatment facilities. The cost of meeting those requirements would likely exceed $100 million in Dover alone, and could top $1 billion across all communities in the Great Bay watershed.

    In addition to the resolution, city and elected officials will attend an upcoming public hearing on the permit to voice their concerns. The public is also encouraged to attend. The public hearing will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 19, at 6 p.m. at the regional office of the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services, located at NHDES Portsmouth Regional Office, located at Pease International Tradeport, 222 International Drive, Suite 175, Portsmouth, NH 03801.

    The City of Dover has worked for decades to reduce nitrogen in the estuary, investing significantly in science-based wastewater technology and infrastructure.

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City Council meeting, 2/12/2020

City Council, 2/12/2020The regular meeting of the Dover City Council on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020.

posted on: 2/13/2020


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