This page provides information about New Hampshire's Regional Planning Commissions, formed under RSA 36:46..
The primary role of New Hampshire’s nine Regional Planning Commissions (RPC) is to support local municipalities in their planning and community development responsibilities. This is achieved through a variety of means, including, but not limited to, advising on local ordinances and land use issues; providing professional planning services (referred to as “circuit riding”); helping to secure funds for transportation and infrastructure projects; working to obtain and administer state and federal grants; and reducing local costs through regional coordination and cooperation.
The RPCs are a valuable planning partner to the Office of Strategic Initiatives. A comprehensive view of planning issues at a state, regional, and local level is made possible by partnerships between OSI, the RPCs, and local municipalities.
For more information on RPCs, please visit the following links:
- Regional Planning Commissions in New Hampshire
- Central NH Regional Planning Commission (CNHRPC)
- Lakes Region Planning Commission (LRPC)
- Nashua Regional Planning Commission NRPC)
- North Country Council, Inc. (NCC)
- Rockingham Planning Commission (RPC)
- Southern NH Planning Commission (SNHPC)
- Southwest Region Planning Commission (SwRPC)
- Strafford Regional Planning Commission (SRPC)
- Upper Valley Lake Sunapee Regional Planning Commission (UVLSRPC)
- NH Association of Regional Planning Commissions
- Municipalities, Counties and Regional Planning Commission Boundaries
- Municipalities with Counties and Regions
An alphabetical listing of the 234 towns and cities in New Hampshire with links to their respective counties and planning regions and their municipal websites (where available).
- Statutes pertaining to the functions and duties of the Regional Planning Commissions
- Also see Developments of Regional Impact in the Resource Library
- Regional Planning Commissions Transportation Projects Story Map, Southern NH Planning Commission, November 2018
- Survival Through Regionalization: Effective Models for Intergovernmental Cooperation and Group Purchasing, New Hampshire Town and City, March/April, 2014
- Regional Planning Commissions: Supporting New Hampshire Communities, New Hampshire Town and City, April 2012