A Master Plan is a document which serves several needs within the community. According to the New Hampshire state statutes that address the requirements and guidelines for preparing such a document, the Master Plan's primary purpose is to serve as a tool of the Planning Board as a framework to guide development within the town. In order to fulfill the role as a planning tool, the Master Plan should be based on the collection and analysis of a wide range of social, economic, environmental and land use information. The Master Pan however, is not a static document. It should evolve over time to reflect the changing needs and circumstances of the town.

Below is the online copy of the Master Plan 2006 Update as well as Goffstown's 1997 Master Plan. If your computer does not already have Adobe Acrobat, download a free version of Acrobat Reader to view the plan.