Capital Improvements Program

The Capital Improvements Program (CIP) is part of the City of Dover's community planning process. This six-year program links infrastructure spending to the goals and values outlined in the city’s Master Plan. 

The proposed FY2024-2029 CIP was presented on Wednesday Sept. 21, during a joint session of the City Council and Planning Board. The workshop can be viewed here: Joint Session of the City Council and Planning Board

The accompanying pages contain detailed information about the projects outlined in this year's proposed CIP. The pages can be accessed from the menu to the left or from the links below.

The complete FY2024-2029 CIP book is available online; an archive of previous years' CIP books can be found here.

For more information, contact Director of Planning and Community Development Donna Benton at 603-516-6008 or d.benton@dover.nh.gov.

CIP Categories


Understanding the CIP

The CIP prioritizes all capital spending of $25,000 or more for items with a useful life of three years or longer. Based on City Council financing policy, funding for these items includes bonding, the annual operating budget or other types of financing. This six-year program links infrastructure spending to the goals and values outlined in the city’s Master Plan. Through this process, we identify projects within the six-year timeline, based on the priorities established in our Master Plan.

Once adopted, the first year of the adopted CIP is built into the proposed citywide operating budget, which is presented to the City Council in March.

Many of the items included in the CIP are annual, ongoing capital projects, such as improvements to streets and sidewalks, wastewater and water system maintenance and improvements, police cruisers, facility maintenance and more.