Town Documents

NEW RULE: The Effingham Planning Board MUST receive all application documents by email in digital format upon submission. All current forms are in the process of being updated to reflect this necessary requirement. Email: PB.Admin (at)


      Zoning Ordinance Zoning Ordinance
  Fire Inspection Ordinance   Master Plan NH Statute Governing Junkyards
  Winter Operation Policy   Cottage Industry Checklist Home Occupation Checklist
Understanding NH Property Taxes Select Board Appt Form Historic District Regulations

Conservation Subdivision Checklist and Application

Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) Checklist
Abatement Forms BOS Rules of Procedure Application for Certificate of  Approval

Driveway Regulations

Residential Building Permit Application
Elderly & Veterans Tax Exemption Form Transfer Station Ordinance Application for Certificate of Approval- Applicant Checklist

Excavation Regulations 6.25.20

Nonresidential/ Multifamily Building Permit 

Current Use Form (click to type fill in the boxes and then print) Snow Removal Policy Scenic Road Ordinance

Lot Line Adj. Application & Checklist

Building Permit Drawing Grid
  Parking Ordinance 2019 Lord’s Hill Historic District Metes and Bounds Description

 Merger of Lots Application

Building Permit Application for Campsites
  Right of Way Ordinance Center Effingham Historic District Metes and Bounds  Site Plan Regulations Building Permit for Demolition
Timber Harvesting Nonprofit Funding Request Form Effingham Hist District Map Lots

Minor Site Plan Checklist and Application

RV Info Sheet

Seasonal Use   RV Permit Application

RV Temp Occupancy Permit

Guide to New Hampshire Timber Harvesting Laws Procurement Ordinance (rev. 5.15.21)  Effingham Historic District Aerial Map Major Site Plan Checklist and Application  Driveway Regulations
BMPs for Forestry:Protecting New Hampshire’s Water Quality Requirements for Junkyard Permits HDC Rules of Procedure

Special Use Permit Checklist and Application

Driveway Permit Application
BMPs for Erosion Control on Timber Harvesting Operations Health Ordinance to Regulate-Subsurface Storage Systems   Steep Slopes Checklist and Application
  Outdoor Event License Ordinance   Subdivision Regulations ZBA Application
  No Thru Trucking Ord.   Subdivision Checklist and Application ZBA Rules of Procedure
  Police/Fire Alarm Ordinance  

Waiver Application – Site Plan or Subdivision:

ZBA Internal Usage:
  Class VI Road Ordinance   Application for Waiver ZBA Process Instruction
  Hazard Mitigation Plan 2019