Notice of Public Hearing – Effingham Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA)
The ZBA has received an application from Roland and Barbara Davis for property located at 44 Champion Hill Road in Effingham (map 413, lot 209) for a special exception to allow a multi-family dwelling.  If you have any questions or concerns, please plan on attending the ZBA public hearing on Wednesday June 6th, 2018, at 7:15 P.M. at the Effingham Municipal Offices, 68 School Street, Effingham.

Notice of Public Meeting and Public Hearing – Effingham Planning Board
The Planning Board received an application from Anne Papallo for property located at 1688 Province Lake Road in Effingham (tax map 103, lot 28) for Site Plan Review.  The Planning Board will review the application at its June 7th meeting, at 68 School Street. If the application is accepted as complete, a public hearing will be held immediately, unless a continuance to a future time is reflected in the minutes of that meeting.

Public Notice of three Requests For Proposals (click links below)




The Board of Selectmen will hold a Public Hearing for The Barn Preservation Easement Program on May 30th @6pm at the municipal offices.

Effingham Conservation Commission Announcements

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!