The town offices will be CLOSED Monday, February 18 for Presidents Day.

Huge thanks to the Budget Committee for an organized, thoughtful deliberation of the town budget and an efficient 2019 Budget hearing on February 5th.

Jory Augenti, Chuck Fuller, Mellisa Seamans, Dave Strauss (chair), Leo Racine, Tim Eldridge

The Select Board’s appointment-based Agenda allows more efficient meetings. Please submit your request to the Selectmen’s office in person or by email. Your cooperation is appreciated.

Request form for Appointment on Selectmen’s Agenda

Meet YOUR Candidates Night – Wed., Feb. 27 @6 PM Town Offices @68 School St.

FMI: Call the Town Clerk’s Office at 539-7551 – Light refreshments will be served.

The Supervisors of the Checklist will meet Saturday, March 2, from 11-11:30am, at the Municipal modular building, 68 School Street, for additions, corrections and deletions to the checklist.

AUDIO and DRAFT Minutes of Planning Board Zoning Amendment Hearing 1/17/19

Candidates for Effingham Town Officials. Election Tuesday March 12, 2019

Term Office Candidate
3 year Selectmen Leonard Espie, Chuck Fuller
3 year Trustee of Trust Funds Carol Pfister
3 year Library Trustee Grace Fuller
3 year Library Trustee Heidi Foy
2 year Library Trustee Erik Jones, William Piekut
1 year Library Trustee Pat Piper
3 year Budget Committee Tom Hart
3 year Budget Committee Theresa Swanick
3 year Planning Board Grace Fuller
3 year Planning Board Gary Jewel
1 year Planning Board Elaine Chick
3 year Zoning Board of Adjustment Tom Hart
3 year Zoning Board of Adjustment
2 year Zoning Board of Adjustment Theresa Swanick
1 year Supervisor of the Checklist Janet Bartoswicz, Pat Piper


The Effingham Conservation Commission received an Outstanding Achievement Award from the NH Association of Conservation Commissions at the 2018 annual meeting.

Ferry Beach Ecological Camp 2018 – Effingham Elementary School

2018 Ferry Beach Eco Camp 35d Grade EES

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!