The Zoning Officer telephone number is out of service; please use her email for contact. Thank you!

The Town will begin extensive road reconstruction on Green Mountain Road. The work is expected to commence on August 13th and is estimated to take 3 weeks. Weather may well add time to the estimated work time. Travel is likely to be disrupted during the project. The section being worked on extends from the intersection of Champion Hill Rd and Drake Rd stopping just before Ryefield Rd.

Old Town Hall Planning Meeting – Wednesday, August 15, 2018 6-8pm

Town Hall & NE Masonic Charitable Institute long range planning for the building.

Meeting Place: Municipal Offices, 68 School St.

Supervisors of the Checklist will meet Tuesday Sept. 4th, from 7pm – 7:30pm

68 School Street, for additions, deletions and corrections to the Voter Checklist.

NH State Primary Election – September 11, 2018

Link: Sample Primary Ballots

Effingham Elementary School 2018 Earth Day Poster Contest

Ms. Albert/Emma Prentice/Lillian Ouelette/Timothy Brown/Dean Richards/Hayden White.

Effingham Conservation Commission’s Earth Day Poster Contest Winners  – May 5, 2018

The ECC would also like to recognize the achievement of all who pitched in to pick up roadside trash. Our town volunteers picked up 162 bags of roadside trash on April 21st. Thanks to all!

2017 Civic Awards: Emelyn Albert, Karen Payne, Dianne Park, Mike Cahalane

Emelyn Albert, Volunteer of the Yr; Karen Payne, Special Citizen of the Yr; Dianne Park, Employee of the Yr; Michael Cahalane, Elected Official of the Yr.


On August 26, 2017, the Effingham Conservation Commission held a leaf cutting for the new preserve and a short walk on a new trail that connects to an existing logging road leading down to the Pine River. Everyone who joined in the opening enjoyed the views of the river and surrounding wetlands.

All are welcome to come by and enjoy this special place (trailhead: Pine River Road).

Building Permits Required in the Town of Effingham

For any questions about whether a home or driveway project requires a permit, please contact the Zoning Enforcement Officer, Rebecca Boyden, at 539-7147. Permit applications, Grid and Zoning Ordinance are available online: “Docs, Forms & Applications”.


NH Dept. Of Safety Community Notification Program. Click link below and fill in the appropriate information to be notified by local emergency response officials in the event of emergency situations or critical community alerts.

Reflective Address Marker

Click here to order Reflective Address Markers from the Fire Department.
Print out the form, complete the information and mail it to the Fire Department.

Effingham profiled in Upstate NH!