Rules & Regulations

Planning and Land Use Index of Maine Laws

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

h3>Title 22, Chapter 562: CAMPING AREAS AND EATING ESTABLISHMENTS562: CAMPING AREAS AND EATING

 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