NOTE: Tuesday January 27 Town schedule changes due to winter storm:

All Municipal Offices will be closed and Selectmen’s meeting moved to Wednesday Jan. 28th

Notice of Historic District Commission work session Jan. 29th at 7pm, Municipal Offices.

Link: 1-29-15 HDC Work Session Notice


The following is a list of positions open for election on Tuesday, March 10, 2015.

The filing period is Jan. 21 – Jan. 30, 2015. The Town Clerk’s office is open to receive filings:

Thurs. Jan. 29, 8-4, Fri. Jan. 30, 8-12 (regular hours). Fri. Jan. 30, 3-5  (candidate filing only).

                       One    Selectman                               3 year term
One    Town Clerk/Tax Collector 3 year term
One    Trustee of Trust Funds 3 year term
One    Treasurer 3 year term
One    Trustee of the Library 3 year term
One    Trustee of the Library 1 year term
One    Budget Committee Member 3 year term
One    Budget Committee Member 3 year term
One    Budget Committee Member 1 year term
One    Planning Board Member 3 year term
One    Planning Board Member 3 year term
One    Planning Board Member 2 year term
One    Zoning Board of Adjustment Member 3 year term

Notice of Public Hearing by the Planning Board, Monday Feb. 2, 2015 at 6pm

To Amend Proposed Changes to the Zoning Ordinance

Link: Zoning Ordinance with proposed amendments

Link: Article 15 Historic District-Proposed Changes 2015

Check out the Conservation Commission’s new web page with photos, maps and reports!


Awardees from the First Annual Town of Effingham Recognition Reception:

Gwen English, Employee of the Year; Deanna Amaral, Elected Official of the Year; William Piekut, Volunteer of the Year; Kathy Maguire, Special Citizen of the Year

Building Permits Required in the Town of Effingham

If you have any questions as to whether a building project requires a permit, please contact the Zoning Enforcement Officer, Rebecca Boyden, at 539-7147. The permits, Grid and Zoning Ordinance are available online at the link to the left “Docs, Forms & Applications”


All resident canines must be vaccinated for rabies and registered with the town annually by April 30 or late fees apply.

License fees are payable in person or via mail after speaking with the Town Clerk.

Transfer Station Coupons Required for Disposal:
$2 coupon per tire,  $10 coupon per electronic component

Coupons are required at the time of disposal. Coupons must be purchased ahead of time through the Selectmen’s Office during regular business hours or via mail.  For questions or coupons by mail, please call the office at 603-539-7770.


If you would like to enroll in the NH Dept. Of Safety Community Notification Program, please click the 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.

  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. 

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