Zoning Officer

603.539.7147

Office located in modular offices behind the municipal building.

Due to COVID 19, the Zoning Office is closed

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

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

Tue, 4 Aug 2020
9:00 am Select Board Mtg followed by work session
4:30 pm Supervisors of Checklist work session in modular bldg 68 School St.
Thu, 6 Aug 2020
6:15 pm Planning Board Mtg - Remote Public Hearing Subdivisions
Mon, 10 Aug 2020
6:30 pm Historic District Commission
Tue, 11 Aug 2020
9:00 am Select Board Mtg followed by work session
Thu, 13 Aug 2020
6:15 pm Planning Board - Remote Public Hearing Site Plan Gravel Pit
Tue, 18 Aug 2020
9:00 am Select Board Mtg followed by work session
Wed, 19 Aug 2020
6:00 pm Historic Town Hall Project Committee Meeting
Thu, 20 Aug 2020
6:30 pm Capital Improvement Plan Committee
Tue, 25 Aug 2020
9:00 am Select Board Mtg followed by work session
Tue, 1 Sep 2020
9:00 am Select Board Mtg followed by work session
Thu, 3 Sep 2020
6:30 pm Planning Board Mtg