Rules & Regulations

Planning and Land Use Index of Maine Laws

MRSA Title 1, Chapter 11: ACTS, RESOLVES AND CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS
MRSA Title 1, Chapter 13: PUBLIC RECORDS AND PROCEEDINGS
MRSA Title 5, Chapter 337: HUMAN RIGHTS ACT
MRSA Title 7, Chapter 2-B: REGISTRATION OF FARMLAND
Title 12, Chapter 206-A: USE REGULATION
Title 12, Chapter 423-A: MINIMUM LOT SIZE
Title 12, Chapter 713: WILDLIFE AND FISHERIES MANAGEMENT
Title 12, Chapter 805: COOPERATIVE FORESTRY MANAGEMENT
Title 17, Chapter 91: NUISANCES
Title 22, Chapter 153: LOCAL HEALTH OFFICERS
Title 22, Chapter 263: OFFENSES AGAINST PUBLIC HEALTH
Title 23, Chapter 13: CONSTRUCTION, MAINTENANCE AND REPAIRS
Title 25, Chapter 255: SAFETY GLAZING
Title 25, Chapter 313: MUNICIPAL INSPECTION OF BUILDINGS
Title 25, Chapter 315: INVESTIGATION OF FIRE HAZARDS AND CAUSES
Title 25, Chapter 317: PREVENTIVE MEASURES AND RESTRICTIONS
Title 30-A, Chapter 123: MUNICIPALS OFFICIALS
Title 30-A, Chapter 133: FENCES AND FENCE VIEWERS
Title 30-A, Chapter 141: ORDINANCES
Title 30-A, Chapter 151: HEALTH, WELFARE AND IMPROVEMENTS
Title 30-A, Chapter 183: ECONOMIC REGULATION
Title 30-A, Chapter 185: REGULATION OF CONSTRUCTION AND IMPROVEMENTS
Title 30-A, Chapter 187: PLANNING AND LAND USE REGULATION
Title 38, Chapter 2: DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
Title 38, Chapter 3: PROTECTION AND IMPROVEMENT OF WATERS
Title 38, Chapter 19: COASTAL MANAGEMENT POLICIES
Title 38, Chapter 21: COASTAL BARRIER RESOURCES SYSTEM

MRSA Title 1, Chapter 11: ACTS, RESOLVES AND CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS

Subchapter 1: ACTS AND RESOLVES

 �302. Construction and effect of repealing and amending Acts

MRSA Title 1, Chapter 13: PUBLIC RECORDS AND PROCEEDINGS

Subchapter 1: FREEDOM OF ACCESS

 �401. Declaration of public policy; rules of construction

 �402. Definitions

 �403. Meetings to be open to public

 �404. Recorded or live broadcasts authorized

 �405. Executive sessions

 �406. Public notice

 �407. Decisions

 �408-A. Public records available for public inspection

 �409. Appeals

 �410. Violations

MRSA Title 5, Chapter 337: HUMAN RIGHTS ACT

Subchapter 4: FAIR HOUSING

 �4581. Decent housing

 �4581-A. Unlawful housing discrimination

 �4582-A. Unlawful housing discrimination on the basis of disability

 �4582-B. Standards and certification

 �4583. Application

Subchapter 5: PUBLIC ACCOMMODATIONS

 �4591. Equal access to public accommodations

 �4592. Unlawful public accommodations

 �4593. Existing facilities

 �4594. Public accommodations and places of employment constructed, remodeled or enlarged after January 1, 1982

 �4594-A. Public accommodations constructed, remodeled or enlarged after January 1, 1984

 �4594-B. Public accommodations constructed, remodeled or enlarged after January 1, 1988

 �4594-C. Public accommodation constructed, remodeled or enlarged after September 1, 1988

 �4594-D. Public accommodations and places of employment constructed, remodeled or enlarged after January 1, 1991

 �4594-F. Access to places of public accommodation and commercial facilities; standards

MRSA Title 7, Chapter 2-B: REGISTRATION OF FARMLAND

 �51. Purpose

 �52. Definitions

 �53-A. Eligibility

 �53-B. Registration

 �53-C. Registration contents and purpose

 �53-D. Notice of registration

 �53-E. Withdrawal

 �53-H. Forms

 �54. Proceedings

 �56. Prohibited acts

 �57. Variance

 �58. Enforcement and penalties

 �59. Other laws not affected

Title 12, Chapter 206-A: USE REGULATION

Subchapter 1: GENERAL PROVISIONS

 �681. Purpose and scope

 �682. Definitions

 �682-A. Spaghetti-lots prohibited

 �682-B. Exemption from subdivision definition

Subchapter 2: MAINE LAND USE REGULATION COMMISSION

 �683-A. Creation of Maine Land Use Regulation Commission

 �684. Commission officers, meetings and rules; hearings

 �685. Commission budget, financing and executive director

 �685-A. Land use districts and standards

 �685-B. Development review and approval

 �685-C. Miscellaneous provisions

Subchapter 4: APPEALS

 �689. Appeal

Title 12, Chapter 423-A: MINIMUM LOT SIZE

 �4807. Definitions

 �4807-A. Minimum lot size required

 �4807-B. Approval of smaller lots

 �4807-C. Approval of lesser frontage

 �4807-D. Exemptions

 �4807-G. Violations

Title 12, Chapter 713: WILDLIFE AND FISHERIES MANAGEMENT

Subchapter 5: ENDANGERED SPECIES

 �7751. Declaration of purpose

 �7752. Commissioner's investigations and programs

 �7753. Designation of endangered species

 �7754. Conservation of endangered species

 �7755. Cooperative agreements

 �7755-A. State and local cooperation

Title 12, Chapter 805: COOPERATIVE FORESTRY MANAGEMENT

Subchapter 3-A: FOREST PRACTICES

 �8867-A. Rulemaking

 �8868. Definitions (CONTAINS TEXT WITH VARYING EFFECTIVE DATES)

 �8869. Forest harvest regulations (CONTAINS TEXT WITH VARYING EFFECTIVE DATES)

Title 17, Chapter 91: NUISANCES

Subchapter 1: GENERAL PROVISIONS

 �2701-B. Action against improper manure handling

 �2705. Jurisdiction by injunction

 �2706. Penalty and abatement of nuisance

Subchapter 2: COMMON NUISANCES

 �2741. Common nuisances; jurisdiction to abate

 �2742. – penalties

 �2743. Lease void; remedy of owner

Subchapter 3: PARTICULAR NUISANCES

 �2794. Dumping of oil

 �2801. Spite fences

 �2802. Miscellaneous nuisances

 �2803. -- assignment of place for

 �2804. -- complaints about

 �2806. Sport shooting ranges

 �2807. Commercial fishing activities and commercial fishing operations

Subchapter 4: DANGEROUS BUILDINGS

 �2851. Dangerous buildings

 �2852. Appeal; hearing

 �2853. Municipal officers may order nuisance abated

 �2856. Securing dangerous structures

 �2857. Recording of notice

 �2858. Consent to removal

 �2859. Summary process

Title 22, Chapter 153: LOCAL HEALTH OFFICERS

 �451. Appointment

 �453. Local board of health

 �454-A. Powers and duties

 �461. Notice to owner to clean premises; expenses on refusal

 �462. Assistance if obstructed in duty

Title 22, Chapter 263: OFFENSES AGAINST PUBLIC HEALTH

Subchapter 1: NUISANCES

 �1561. Removal of private nuisance

 �1562. Depositing of dead animal where nuisance

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 �2499. Municipal inspections

 �2501. Exceptions

Title 23, Chapter 13: CONSTRUCTION, MAINTENANCE AND REPAIRS

Subchapter 1: GENERAL PROVISIONS

 �704. Entrances to highways regulated

 �704-A. Traffic movement permit

Title 25, Chapter 255: SAFETY GLAZING

 �2051. Definitions

 �2052. Labeling required

 �2053. Safety glazing materials required

Title 25, Chapter 313: MUNICIPAL INSPECTION OF BUILDINGS

 �2351-A. Building official; compensation; deputy

 �2352. Right to enter buildings

 �2353-A. Duty to inspect buildings under construction

 �2354. Inspection of buildings being repaired

 �2356. Appeals

 �2357. No occupancy without certificate; appeal

 �2358. Failure to comply with order of inspector

 �2359. Refusing admission to inspector

 �2360. Authority to enter buildings; remedy of conditions appeals

 �2361. Proceedings by municipality

Title 25, Chapter 315: INVESTIGATION OF FIRE HAZARDS AND CAUSES

 �2392. Inspection by State Fire Marshal; removal of dangerous matter; appeal; exits

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 �2396. Office of State Fire Marshal established; appointment

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 �2400. Municipal fire inspectors to keep records

Title 25, Chapter 317: PREVENTIVE MEASURES AND RESTRICTIONS

 �2432. Removal or repair of defective stoves, boilers and the like

 �2447. Approval of certain compounds

 �2447-A. Cellulose fiber insulation standards

 �2447-B. Foam plastic insulation standards

 �2448. Construction permit; when required

 �2449. Penalty

 �2452. Exits

 �2452-A. Use of candles

 �2463. Installation of sprinkler systems and smoke, heat or fire detection systems

 �2464. Smoke detectors

 �2465. Adoption of regulations

Title 30-A, Chapter 123: MUNICIPALS OFFICIALS

Subchapter 1: GENERAL PROVISIONS

 �2601. Appointment and term of officials; generally

 �2601-A. Appointment of code enforcement officers

 �2605. Conflicts of interest

 �2606. Prohibited appointments

 �2607. Neglect of official duty

Subchapter 5: BOARD OF APPEALS

 �2691. Board of appeals

Subchapter 6: MUNICIPAL EMPLOYMENT

 �2701. Employee probation periods

 �2702. Personnel records

 �2703. Residency requirement; ordinances and collective bargaining

 �2704. Mandatory retirement age prohibited

Title 30-A, Chapter 133: FENCES AND FENCE VIEWERS

 �2951. Legal fences

 �2952. Maintenance

Title 30-A, Chapter 141: ORDINANCES

 �3001. Ordinance power

 �3002. Enactment procedure

 �3003. Adoption of codes by reference

 �3004. Revision, codification and publication

 �3005. Ordinances available

 �3006. Proof of ordinances

 �3007. Specific ordinance provisions

 �3009. Authority of municipal officers to enact ordinances

 �3011. Regulation of sport shooting ranges

 �3012. Radio antenna towers; construction in conformance with federal requirements

Title 30-A, Chapter 151: HEALTH, WELFARE AND IMPROVEMENTS

 �3101. Eminent domain power

 �3103. Natural gas systems

 �3104. Abatement of nuisances

 �3105. Small borrow pits

Title 30-A, Chapter 183: ECONOMIC REGULATION

Subchapter 1: JUNKYARDS AND AUTOMOBILE GRAVEYARDS

 �3751. Purpose

 �3752. Definitions

 �3753. Permit required

 �3754. Hearings

 �3755. Limitations on graveyard, automobile recycling business and junkyard permits

 �3755-A. Automobile recycling business permits; operation standards

 �3756. Permit fees

 �3757. Provisions regarding nuisances unaffected

 �3758. Violation

 �3759. Rules

 �3760. Relocation, removal, disposal, compensation and condemnation

Title 30-A, Chapter 185: REGULATION OF CONSTRUCTION AND IMPROVEMENTS

Subchapter 1: REGULATION OF BUILDINGS

 �4101. Permits for buildings

 �4102. Nuisance

 �4103. Permits

 �4104. Public building violation; liability

Subchapter 2: REGULATION AND INSPECTION OF ELECTRICAL INSTALLATIONS

 �4151. Definitions

 �4152. Applicability of provisions

 �4153. Effect on bylaws or ordinances

 �4154. Penalties

 �4161. Standards; installation

 �4162. Standards; equipment

 �4163. Standards of equipment in mobile homes

 �4171. Local inspectors

 �4172. Inspections

 �4173. Permits

 �4174. Inspection and certificates of approval

Subchapter 3: REGULATION AND INSPECTION OF PLUMBING

 �4201. Definitions

 �4211. Plumbing regulations

 �4212. Department of Human Services; responsibilities

 �4213. Right of entry on inspection

 �4214. Legislative intent

 �4215. Permits

 �4216. Transfers of shoreland property

 �4221. Plumbing inspectors

 �4222. Approving own work forbidden

 �4223. Annual reports

Title 30-A, Chapter 187: PLANNING AND LAND USE REGULATION

Subchapter 1: GENERAL PROVISIONS

 �4301. Definitions

 �4302. Nuisances

Subchapter 2: GROWTH MANAGEMENT PROGRAM

 �4312. Statement of findings, purpose and goals

 �4314. Transition; savings clause

 �4321. Local comprehensive planning

 �4322. Exception

 �4323. Local authority for growth management

 �4324. Local responsibility for growth management

 �4325. Cooperative municipal growth management activities

 �4326. Local growth management program

 �4327. Certification; revisions

 �4331. Evaluation

 �4345. Purpose; office to administer program

 �4346. Technical and financial assistance program

 �4347-A. Review of programs by office

 �4349-A. State capital investments

Subchapter 3: LAND USE REGULATION

 �4351. Home rule limitations

 �4352. Zoning ordinances

 �4353. Zoning adjustment

 �4354. Impact fees

 �4355. Application fees

 �4356. Moratoria

 �4357-A. Community living arrangements

 �4358. Regulation of manufactured housing

 �4358-A. Source water protection area

 �4359. State policy relating to municipal commercial landfill facilities moratoria

Subchapter 4: SUBDIVISIONS

 �4401. Definitions (CONTAINS TEXT WITH VARYING EFFECTIVE DATES)

 �4402. Exceptions

 �4403. Municipal review and regulation

 �4404. Review criteria

 �4405. Access to direct sunlight

 �4406. Enforcement

 �4407. Revisions to existing plat or plan

Subchapter 5: ENFORCEMENT OF LAND USE REGULATIONS

 �4451. Training and certification for code enforcement officers

 �4452. Enforcement of land use laws and ordinances

 �4453. Certification for representation in court

Title 38, Chapter 2: DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

Subchapter 1: ORGANIZATION AND POWERS

 �344. Processing of applications

 �344-A. Outside review of applications

 �344-B. Timetables for processing permit applications

 �346. Judicial appeals

 �347-A. Violations

 �347-C. Right of inspection and entry

 �348. Judicial enforcement

 �349. Penalties

Title 38, Chapter 3: PROTECTION AND IMPROVEMENT OF WATERS

Subchapter 1: ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION BOARD

Article 2-B: MANDATORY SHORELAND ZONING

 �435. Shoreland areas

 �436-A. Definitions

 �437. Significant river segments identified

 �438-A. Municipal authority; state oversight

 �439-A. Additional municipal powers, limitations

 �440. Federal flood insurance

 �440-A. Public access

 �441. Code enforcement officers

 �443-A. Cooperation; enforcement

 �444. Enforcement

 �444-A. Civil suit

 �445. Guidelines for shoreland zoning along significant river segments

 �446. Municipal ordinance review and certification

 �447. Functionally water-dependent use zones

 �448. Municipalities establish commercial fishing and maritime activity zones

Article 5-A: PROTECTION OF NATURAL RESOURCES

 �480-A. Findings; purpose

 �480-B. Definitions

 �480-C. Prohibitions

 �480-D. Standards

 �480-E. Permit processing requirements (CONTAINS TEXT WITH VARYING EFFECTIVE DATES)

 �480-E-1. Delegation of permit-granting authority to the Maine Land Use Regulation Commission

 �480-F. Delegation of permit-granting authority to municipality; home rule

 �480-G. Periodic review of delegated authority

 �480-H. Rules; performance and use standards

 �480-I. Identification of freshwater wetlands and fragile mountain areas

 �480-J. Maps

 �480-K. Data bank

 �480-L. Research

480-M. Funds

 �480-N. Lake Restoration and Protection Fund

 �480-O. Bulkheads and retaining walls on Scarborough River; permit requirements

 �480-P. Special protection for outstanding river segments

 �480-Q. Activities for which a permit is not required

 �480-R. Violations; enforcement

 �480-S. Fee for significant wildlife habitat review

 �480-U. Cranberry cultivation

 �480-V. Applicability

 �480-W. Emergency actions to protect threatened property

 �480-X. Alterations of freshwater wetlands

 �480-Y. Creation of agricultural irrigation ponds

 �480-Z. Compensation (CONTAINS TEXT WITH VARYING EFFECTIVE DATES)

Article 6: SITE LOCATION OF DEVELOPMENT

 �481. Findings and purpose

 �482. Definitions

 �483-A. Prohibition

 �484. Standards for development

 �484-A. Unlicensed pits; temporary licensing exemption

 �485-A. Notification required; board action; administrative appeals

 �486-A. Hearings; orders; construction suspended

 �487-A. Hazardous activities; transmission lines

 �488. Applicability

 �489-A. Municipal review of development

 �489-B. Uranium and thorium mining

 �489-C. Rescission

 �489-D. Technical assistance to municipalities

Article 7: PERFORMANCE STANDARDS FOR EXCAVATIONS FOR BORROW, CLAY, TOPSOIL OR SILT

 �490-A. Definitions

 �490-B. Applicability

 �490-C. Notice of intent to comply

 �490-D. Performance standards

 �490-E. Variances

 �490-F. Review before expansion

 �490-G. Inspections

 �490-H. Enforcement and penalties

 �490-I. Municipal enforcement; registration

 �490-J. Fees

 �490-K. Transfer of ownership or operation

 �490-M. Erosion control requirements for clay, topsoil, or silt excavations of less than 5 acres

Title 38, Chapter 19: COASTAL MANAGEMENT POLICIES

 �1801. Findings and declaration of coastal management policies

 �1802. Definitions

Title 38, Chapter 21: COASTAL BARRIER RESOURCES SYSTEM

 �1901. Findings and declaration of policy

 �1902. Limitations on state expenditures affecting the system

 �1903. Exception to state prohibition

 �1904. Maine Coastal Barrier System

 �1905. Maine Coastal Barrier Resources System Maps