Zoning Officer

Link to Junkyard Statute and All Zoning Docs/Forms (right column)

Due to COVID 19, the Zoning Officer is working remotely. Please use email as phone is not being answered.

The Zoning Officer is working from home and responds to email and makes telephone calls on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. If you do not have email and need to leave a telephone number where you can be reached, you can call the Selectmen’s office at 603-539-7770



Office located in modular offices behind the municipal building.

Zoning Enforcement Officer Email Office Hours
Rebecca Boyden Email Rebecca Tues. 5pm – 6:30pm

Building Permits are 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. The Building Permit application and Grid, as well as the Zoning Ordinance, can be found online in the ‘Docs, Forms & Applications’ link in the left hand column on the home page.

The Zoning Enforcement Officer (ZEO) is always ready to advise a property owner on procedures involving the Effingham Zoning Ordinance and provides services in the following areas:  receives permit applications; reviews files; performs site visits; grants or denies permits; makes referrals to the Planning Board and the Zoning Board of Adjustment.

The ZEO provides support for the Planning Board on Zoning Regulations revisions and the Board of Selectmen on floodplain activity.

If there is a zoning violation the ZEO reviews the file, makes a site visit, writes a letter to the property owner inquiring “What’s Up” and follows up with an effort at resolution, monitoring the situation or a Notice of Violation.

Upcoming Events

Sun, 9 May 2021
Mother's Day
Mon, 10 May 2021
7:00 pm Historic District Commission
Tue, 11 May 2021
11:00 am Town Elections Voting 11am - 7pm
Thu, 13 May 2021
9:00 am Select Board Mtg followed by work session
6:00 pm Supervisors of Checklist
Sat, 15 May 2021
9:00 am Town Meeting
Tue, 18 May 2021
9:00 am Select Board Mtg
6:00 pm Budget Committee
6:00 pm Library Trustees Meeting at Effingham Library
Tue, 25 May 2021
9:00 am Select Board Mtg
Mon, 31 May 2021
Memorial Day
Tue, 1 Jun 2021
9:00 am Select Board Mtg