Phone: 603-778-0885
Fax: 603-778-9183


2020-02-05 - Road Surface Management System Program Notice

Funding Available

RPC is seeking municipalities interested in participating in this summer’s RSMS Program. This program will help fund RSMS implementation. RPC is pleased to offer this service beginning May, 2020 through November, 2020. The RSMS Program will require a 50% cash match from the municipality. These funds are estimated to cover the complete implementation for most of the communities in the RPC region. Letters of interest should be submitted by Friday, March 20, 2020. For more information CLICK HERE.

2020-01-28 - 2019 TIP Amendment #3 Proposed

15 Day Comment Period begins 01/28/2020

A 15-day public comment period for Amendment 3 to the 2019 TIP begins Tuesday, January 28, 2020 and concludes on Tuesday, February 11, 2020. A public hearing to consider the changes and any received comments is scheduled for Wednesday February 12, 2020, beginning at 7:00 PM at the Kingston Community Library (56 Church Street, Kingston). The Planning Commission will met after the public hearing and adopted the changes to the TIP. Amendment #3 considers changes to four regional projects and thirteen statewide projects and programs. Full details are found on the TIP Amendments page of the website that is linked below.2019 TIP Amendment #3 Details

[Public Notices][Transportation]

2020-01-03 - RFQ Travel Demand Model Technical Consulting Assistance

Rockingham Planning Commission is seeking qualification submissions for Travel Demand Model Technical Consulting Assistance. This RFQ is issued for the purpose of securing the services of a qualified vendor to provide travel demand model technical consulting assistance in support of the agency’s transportation planning program. Click here to review the full RFQ: Download RFQ

Submissions must be received by 4:30 PM on Friday, January 31, 2020


2019-12-17 - Exeter-Squamscott River LAC Meeting 12/17- Cancelled Due to Weather

The Exeter-Squamscott River Local Advisory Committee (ESRLAC) meeting for 12/17/2019 is CANCELLED due to weather.

2019-11-11 - 2019 TIP Amendment #2 Proposed

30 Day comment period begins 11/11/19

A 30-day public comment period for Amendment 2 to the 2019 TIP begins Monday, November 11, 2019 and concludes on Tuesday, December 10, 2019. A public hearing to consider the changes and any received comments is scheduled for Wednesday December 11, 2019, beginning at 4:30 PM at the RPC Offices (156 Water Street, Exeter). The Planning Commission Executive Committee will met after the public hearing and adopted the changes to the TIP. Amendment #2 considers changes to six regional projects and three statewide projects and programs. Full details are found on the TIP Amendments page of the website that is linked below.2019 TIP Amendment #2 Details

[Public Notices][Transportation]

2019-11-07 - RPC Seeks Part Time Regional Planner

The Rockingham Planning Commission (RPC) is seeking a part time Regional Planner to join its tightly-knit, award-winning team. The RPC region is a vibrant landscape of rural, suburban and urban communities located in southeast New Hampshire just an hour north of Boston, minutes to the New Hampshire beaches and a short trip to the White Mountains. The RPC enjoys a close relationship with its member communities and federal, state and regional partner organizations in the fields of transportation, land use, environmental planning, public health, housing, and economic development.

The ideal candidate will have a background in urban planning at the municipal or regional level, experience with municipal land use boards, elected officials and municipal staff, and a familiarity with transportation and environmental planning. The Regional Planner will provide services directly to municipalities and land use boards and commissions including application and plan review, ordinance and regulation development, master plan preparation and work with other RPC staff on a variety of land use, transportation, economic development and environmental projects. Applicants must have excellent verbal and written communication skills and be comfortable preparing and delivering public presentations. Availability to attend evening meetings is required. The RPC fosters a work environment that encourages continued professional development in an atmosphere that promotes a healthy work/life balance.

Qualifications: A bachelors or master’s degree in Urban or Environmental Planning or a related discipline and at least three to five years of relevant professional work experience, a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation. Attendance at evening meetings is required. Hourly salary range of $27.00 to $35.00 per hour will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

To apply, submit a cover letter and resume to Annette Pettengill at This position will remain open until filled or the recruitment is cancelled. The RPC is an equal opportunity employer.

2019-11-04 - Join Us for the 2019 RPC Legislative Forum: The Case for Public Transit (11/13 in Hampton)

Please join us for the 2019 Rockingham Planning Commission Legislative Forum. We sponsor this annual forum so municipal officials and Rockingham Planning Commission (RPC) commissioners can meet informally with our legislative delegation to discuss issues important to the communities. The 2019 Forum (agenda) will be held on November 13, 2019 and focused on “The Case for Public Transit.”

RPC has assembled a panel of experts to discuss community and regional transit needs. Taylor Klocke, Communications and Legislative Specialist with the Community Transportation Association of America (CTAA), will lead off with a national perspective on the outlook for federal Transportation Reauthorization legislation and CTAA’s recommendations for changes to help rural and small urban areas address growing transit needs. She will also offer insights on how other small states are addressing growing senior transportation needs. Scott Bogle, Senior Transportation Planner, will follow, summarizing the statewide transit needs assessment RPC is completing with New Hampshire’s transit providers. Rad Nichols, Executive Director of COAST, will bring the discussion to the local level with a summary of their new route system, retooled to address rider and municipal needs identified through a year-long Comprehensive Operations Analysis. He’ll also speak to the ballooning demand for paratransit services mandated under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and COAST’s financial future.

2019 Legislative Forum -The Case for Public Transit

Wednesday, November 13, 2019
6:00 – 9:00 PM
Unitil Headquarters

6 Liberty Lane West | Hampton, N.H

The Case for Public Transit: Panel Discussion

  • Taylor Klocke, Communications and Legislative Specialist - Community Transportation Association of America (CTAA)
  • Scott Bogle, Senior Transportation Planner - Rockingham Planning Commission (RPC)
  • Rad Nichols, Executive Director - Cooperative Association for Seacoast Transportation (COAST

2019-10-02 - Regional Drinking Water Source Assessment & Workshops: Registration Now OPEN

Rockingham Planning Commission is seeking to help municipalities take proactive steps to protect local drinking water sources. Our workshop series will focus on vulnerabilities and protection for drinking water sources in the region and review local protection options.

October 23, 2019 - 6:30 PM

Hampstead Town Hall

11 Main Street | Hampstead, NH

October 28, 2019 - 6:30 PM

Stratham Town Hall

10 Bunker Hill Avenue | Stratham, NH

October 29, 2019 - 6:30 PM

Regional Economic Development Center

57 Main Street | Raymond, NH

Workshops are FREE, however, registration is requested.Register at:

Who should attend?

Select Boards, Planning Boards, Conservation Commissions, Water Commissioners, Public Water System Operators, Health Officers, Watershed Associations, and anyone who is interested in protecting drinking water!

For questions, please contact:

Jennifer Rowden,RPC Senior Planner | 603-658-0521

Drinking Water Resources Maps and Assessment Reports to be posted shortly at:

This project is funded by NH Department of Environmental Services Local Source Water Protection Grant.


2019-10-01 - NH Flood Hazards Handbook - Just Released!

Learn how to improve community resilience to future floods

The New Hampshire Silver Jackets Team announces the release of the NH Flood Hazards Handbook, a new guide designed to help community officials prepare for, respond to, and recover from floods. The handbook includes guidance, best practices, and information about available federal and state resources organized into situation-specific sections: Before the Flood, During the Flood, and After the Flood. Also included is a customizable Flood Response and Recovery Checklist that can be used by municipal officials to identify and manage priority activities when a flood event does happen.

Municipal officials are encouraged to download a copy of the handbook from the NH Silver Jackets Team website at and learn how it can help them improve their community’s resilience to future floods.

The NH Silver Jackets is a state-led team formed in 2015 which brings together state and federal agencies to focus on flood risk management issues that affect NH communities. The team includes representatives from over 15 agencies and programs.

New Hampshire Floodplain Management Program

[Environment][Land Use]

2019-09-05 - Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day for residents of the Towns of: Exeter, Stratham, Newfields, East Kingston, Epping, Seabrook, and South Hampton

Saturday, Oct 19 8am-1pm
Exeter Public Works Garage
$10 suggested donation per vehicle to help offset disposal costs

For complete info, click this link for flyer:


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