County Commissioners oversee the county government, property, and real estate including the county jail and nursing home. County Commissioners are also responsible for overseeing the County's budget which is currently totals a little over $100 million.
One commissioner is elected from each of the three districts. The length of the terms rotates so that only two commissioners are up for reelection each cycle.
Merrimack County Commissioner
District 3: Boscawen, Concord, and Webster
The Sheriff is the chief uniformed law enforcement officers in the county. The Sheriff's department provides court security, prisoner transport, dispatch services for smaller towns, serves warrants and civil papers, and work to find fugitives from justice.
The Merrimack County Sheriff oversees a combined total of about 70 full-time, part-time, and per diem employees.
The Register of Deed maintains property-related records for the county including deeds, mortgages, liens, condo by-laws, and plans of surveyed and/or subdivided land.
As of 2011 the probate court handles things like estates, trusts, guardianships, adoptions and name changes. The Register of Probate’s official responsibility currently is to preserve documents that have the potential for historical significance.