City of Rochester, NH
31 Wakefield St
Rochester, NH 03867

Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday:
8:00am – 9:00am (High Risk Only)
9:00am – 1:00pm
1:00pm – 2:00pm (CLOSED)
2:00pm – 5:00pm


Rochester, known as the Lilac City, is located in southeastern New Hampshire. It is the largest city in the seacoast region and fourth-largest city in the state. Rochester is conveniently located, serving as a gateway to the Lakes Region, the White Mountains, and the Seacoast. 

Rochester enjoys many of the conveniences of a prospering city combined with the delights of small-town New England traditions. Family values, strong work ethic, and lasting community spirit sustain the pride among residents and businesses in Rochester.

A wide variety of cultural and recreational activities are offered at the Rochester Public Library, Rochester Historical Society & Museum, Recreation Department & ArenaRochester Opera House, and Rochester Museum of Fine Arts. There are also multiple public parks and playgrounds, ball fields, tennis and basketball courts, disc golf, hiking and walking trails, public pools, and a kayak and canoe launch on the Cocheco River. Exciting shopping advantages and fine dining are also found throughout the city.

The city’s commitment to economic development has spurred major growth of manufacturing and high-tech companies, retail, and the ongoing revitalization of the historic downtown district. Rochester continues to diversify, strengthen, and grow as business and industrial expansions attract new residents to the area.

Excellent educational advantages are available to residents. The Richard W. Creteau Regional Technology Center at Spaulding High School trains students for well-paid positions and assures companies in the area of a skilled workforce.

Election Districts
US CongressDistrict 1 (All Wards)
Executive CouncilDistrict 2 (All Wards)
State SenateDistrict 6 (All Wards)
State RepresentativeStrafford County Districts 7, 22 (Ward 1) 9, 23 (Ward 2) 10, 23 (Ward 3) 11, 24 (Ward 4) 12, 24 (Ward 5) 8, 22 (Ward 6)

City of Rochester Information