To learn more about the Accessory Dwelling Units law, provisions, and purpose

The State of New Hampshire’s new law regarding Accessory Dwelling Units went into effect on June 1, 2017, with many of our area towns adopting or revising their own zoning ordinances to allow for ADUs as a matter of right or special exception. Here are a few links to some excellent resources that municipal land use and homeowners alike might find helpful:

NHMA ADU Handout


ADU_Presentation_6-1-17_web NHHFA from PowerPoint

NH Office of Energy & Planning

Here are copies of the items in our ADU Workshop presentation packet. Copies of amended ordinances from Wakefield, Moultonborough, Alton, Freedom and Wakefield follow.

ADU Law 2017 – UPDATED

Planning for Accessory Dwellings NHOEP Info Guide Revised 0717

ADU Forum Presenters Bios

ADU Forum Agenda 6.20.17

Alton ADU

Moultonborough zoning_ordinance_2017_final_adopted_03-14-17_0

Wolfeboro ADU 6th rev. 01.04.2017

Wakefield zoning ordinance – 2017 170314

To learn more about the need for Workforce Housing

There are several websites that provide the census data that affirm the need for affordable workforce housing in our communities.  They provide regional and community specific data on housing costs – both rental and purchase – population, income levels, types of housing available and under construction, how many households are paying more than 30% of their incomes on housing, etc.  The NHHFA and NH Workforce Housing Council website provide this type of information.  The other websites provided here provide additional information about housing and our area.