Government in Lebanon

In 1958, the New Hampshire Legislature approved a new Charter and the Town of Lebanon became the City of Lebanon. The city offices are located at 51 N. Park St., in the Lebanon Opera House right by Colburn Park in downtown Lebanon. There you will find the offices of the city manager, city clerk, planning, zoning, treasurer and many of the other departments that keep the city running.

Lebanon is split into three wards, with each ward electing two councilors; the voters at-large elect three additional councilors. Once the nine members of the city council are elected, they in turn elect a mayor from among themselves. The mayor, mostly an honorary position, serves as chair of the council and presides at civic functions.

The actual day-to-day running of the city falls on the shoulders of the city manager who is appointed by the city council. The manager supervises the city, a workforce of over 150 individuals. The city also has a director of public works who is responsible for the highway, water and sewer and cemetery departments.

The fire and police departments are headed by highly qualified, specially trained Chiefs and other officers. The Lebanon Fire Department currently employs 24 career and approximately 12 on-call firefighters, and its mission is twofold: prevention and emergency response. The fire department also provides ambulance and EMT services for the city.

Lebanon’s police department is divided into two sections: Support Services, supervised by the Deputy Police Chief, and Patrol Services, supervised by the Captain. Support Services consists of the Detective Division, Prosecution, Communications, Records Division and Facility & Grounds. Patrol Services consists of Patrol Division, Training

Division, Animal Control, Explorers and Cadets and Crossing Guards.

Maintaining the city’s Master Plan, reviewing current projects, preparing studies, working with other departments of the city, providing administrative support to various committees of the city and meeting with property owners and developers to explain rules, regulations, ordinances and procedures, are just a few of the duties performed by the Department of Planning.

City of Lebanon Department Directory

All are in Area Code 603 unless otherwise noted.

Airport, Lebanon Municipal — 298-8878
Assessing — 448-1499
Building Inspection/Codes — 448-1524
City Clerk — 448-3054
City Manager — 448-4220
Finance (payables receivables) — 448-0682
Water & Sewer Billing — 448-1569
FIRE: Emergency — 911
Administration — 448-8810
Human Resources — 448-0682
Human Services — 448-2944
Library: Lebanon — 448-2459
West Lebanon — 298-8544
Parks & Recreation — 448-5121
Planning — 448-1457
POLICE: Emergency — 911
Dispatch — 448-1212
Administration & Records — 448-8800
Administration & Director — 448-3112
Engineering — 448-0674
Operations & Maintenance
(streets, sidewalks, cemeteries) — 448-3112
Solid Waste Facility (administration) — 298-6486
Recycling Center — 298-6484
Scale House (at Lebanon Solid Waste Facility) — 298-7872
Utilities Maintenance
(Water/Sewer Line Maintenance) — 298-5190
Wastewater Plant — 298-5986
Water Plant — 448-2514
Water & Sewer Billing — 448-1569
Tax Collector — 448-1720
Zoning — 448-1524