Laconia was established as a City in 1893 and is the county seat for Belknap County. Originally governed by a Mayor/City Council form of government, in 1971 the City implemented a City Manager/City Council form of government with the Mayor being the ceremonial head of the City.

Council & City Manager

The Council is responsible for all budgetary, judicial and executive functions of the City.
The City Manager, as chief administrative officer, oversees the City's day-to-day operations.

City offices will be closed in observance of the following holidays during 2020:

New Year’s Day  Wednesday  January 1, 2020
Martin Luther King Jr./Civil Rights Day  Monday  January 20, 2020
President’s Day  Monday  February 17, 2020
Memorial Day  Monday  May 25, 2020
Fourth of July  Friday  July 3, 2020 *
Labor Day  Monday  September 7, 2020
Columbus Day  Monday  October 12, 2020
Veteran’s Day  Wednesday  November 11, 2020
Thanksgiving Day  Thursday  November 26, 2020
Day after Thanksgiving  Friday  November 27, 2020
Christmas Day  Friday  December 25, 2020

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th of July falls on Saturday; City offices will be closed on Friday, July 3