The City of Keene takes pride in its citizens and neighborhoods. This online information is provided to enhance neighborhood collaboration and communication.
What neighborhood do I live in? The City is divided geographically into five wards. The street list will help you identify which ward you live in. For each ward there are two elected City Councilors. The Council also includes five at-large positions. You can learn more about the Councilors for your ward on the Council web pages.
- Who should I contact with neighborhood questions or concerns? Your suggestions, questions, concerns and complaints may be communicated via email to the appropriate City department here. Alternatively, you may call (603) 352-0133 to reach City staff by phone.
Do not use this phone number to report a crime. To report a local crime, call (603) 357-9813. For all emergencies, dial 9-1-1.
Otherwise, you may email or call City staff for a response during normal business hours.
Not sure which department to contact? You may call the neighborhood line at (603) 352-0133 if you are unsure who to contact.
- Established Neighborhood Groups. There are a number of neighborhood groups organized in Keene.
North Central Neighborhood Association - Comprised of an all-volunteer group, the North Central Association champions and nurtures the tenets of a safe, enriching, welcoming and diverse neighborhood with activities that enhance personal involvement, property values and encourages community ownership of the neighborhood. All neighborhood residents are welcome to attend meetings, which are held the second Tuesday of every month at 7 PM, at the Keene Recreation Center. Contact Martha Curtis, firstname.lastname@example.org or (603) 355-1694.
- Southeast Keene Neighborhood Group - "A committed group of Keene, NH residents trying to maintain the quality of life in our Southeast Keene neighborhood." This group meets the second Tuesday of every month at 6:30 PM, at Bentley Commons on Water Street. Leave a message on the group's Facebook page.
- Local and State Laws of Interest. Here are links to some local and state laws that you may find helpful. These links are provided for informational purposes only. They are not intended to be, nor are they, a comprehensive list of all codes or statutes that may be relevant in any particular situation, nor are they intended to provide legal advice.
Actions Against Tenants (NH 540)
Building Regulations - Property and Housing Standards (City 18-3)
Building Regulations - Technical Codes (City 18-2)
Disorderly Conduct Statute (NH 644-2)
Effluence Prohibitions (City 66-131)
Facilitating a Drug or Underage Alcohol House Party (NH 644-18)
Fair Housing Law (NH 354-A:8 to 354-A:15)
Housing: Landlord/Tenant Rights
Housing Standards (NH 48-A)
Indecent Exposure and Lewdness (NH 645-1)
Noise Disturbances Prohibited During Certain Times (City 66-124)
Proactive Action Report 2002
Prohibited Practices and Security Deposits (NH 540-A)
Prohibited Sales (NH 179-5)
Temporary Special Permit (City 66-127)
Unnecessary Noise from Motor Vehicles (City 66-125)
Unlawful Possession and Intoxication (NH 179-10)
*This web page has been prepared for general information purposes only. The information on this website is not legal advice. Legal advice is dependent upon the specific circumstances of each situation. Therefore, if you have specific questions or concerns you should contact your legal counsel.