Comprehensive Plans

Statute, Rule and Other Documents:


Planning Data for Municipalities

Upon request, MPAP will compile a battery of useful information from various state agencies and provide it to your town's comprehensive planning committee.  These planning resource packages, or data sets, are available two times each year. Learn more at our Planning Data webpage.


Instructions for State Agency Reviewers

The Growth Management Act requires the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry to solicit comments from other state agencies on proposed comprehensive plans.

Agency review comments should include:

  • a determination as to whether or not the proposed plan uses data provided by your agency appropriately;
  • an analysis of how the proposed plan's policies and implementation strategies promote the State Goal(s) relating to your agency's principal objectives and directives;
  • an analysis of whether the proposed plan is consistent with your agency's programs and policies; and
  • a description of the measures your agency recommends the municipality take to ensure that its plan addresses any identified deficiencies and inconsistencies.

All comments on a plan must be submitted to DACF in writing (preferably electronically and on agency letterhead). Your comments will be reviewed by DACF and sent directly to the town along with our completeness review letter. Please be sure to indicate the date comments are sent and the contact person for your agency. Please see this sample agency review letter for a format that has worked well for some.


Status of Comprehensive Plans Recently Reviewed Under the Comprehensive Plan Review Criteria Rule (Chapter 208)

The plans listed below have been submitted for review for consistency with Maine's Growth Management Act. (Links are to plans as originally submitted for review and do not reflect any subsequent revisions made in response to the review or the local adoption process.)

Town Agency and Public Comments Due DACF Completeness Review Due Was Plan Found Complete? Was the Plan Found Consistent? Review Coordinator
Caribou 1/23/2015 2/6/2015 no   Phil Carey
Brewer 1/19/2015 2/3/2015 yes yes Phil Carey
Lisbon* n/a 1/16/2015 yes yes Phil Carey
Fairfield 12/29/2014 1/12/2015 yes yes Phil Carey
Gardiner 11/6/2014 11/20/2014 yes yes Phil Carey
Lewiston 10/22/2014 11/5/2014 no   Phil Carey
Damariscotta 9/22/2014 10/6/2014 no   Phil Carey
Orono 8/22/2014 9/5/2014 yes yes Phil Carey
Bowdoinham 7/30/2014 8/13/2014 yes yes Mac Stocco
Indian Township 7/29/2014 8/12/2014 yes yes Mac Stocco
Princeton 6/25/2014 7/10/2014 yes yes Mac Stocco
Baileyville 6/19/2014 7/3/2014 yes yes Phil Carey
Waterville 5/14/2014 5/28/2014 yes yes Phil Carey
Madison 5/6/2014 5/20/2014 yes yes Mac Stocco
Belgrade 2/19/2014 3/5/2014 yes yes Phil Carey
Mars Hill 12/30/2013 1/14/2014 yes yes Mac Stocco
Falmouth 12/13/2013 1/31/2014 yes yes Phil Carey
Surry 11/22/2013 12/6/2013 yes yes Phil Carey
Randolph 11/15/2013 11/29/2013 yes yes Phil Carey
Owls Head 10/11/2013 10/28/2013 yes yes Mac Stocco
Vinalhaven 10/3/2013 10/17/2013 yes yes Phil Carey
Kennebunkport 9/18/2013 10/2/2013 yes yes Mac Stocco
Mechanic Falls 8/23/2013 9/6/2013 yes yes Phil Carey
Dexter 8/12/2013 8/26/2013 yes yes Mac Stocco
Sabattus 8/2/2013 8/16/2013 yes yes Phil Carey
Searsmont 7/22/2013 8/5/2013 yes yes Mac Stocco
Greenville 5/30/2013 6/13/2013 yes yes Phil Carey
Rumford 5/21/2013 6/5/2013 yes yes Mac Stocco
Litchfield 5/10/2013 5/24/2013 yes yes Phil Carey
Westbrook 4/1/2013 4/16/2013 yes yes Mac Stocco
Pittsfield 3/18/2013 4/1/2013 yes yes Phil Carey
Leeds 1/3/2013 3/6/2013 yes yes Mac Stocco
South Portland 1/14/2013 1/29/2013 yes yes Phil Carey
Rangeley 11/2/2012 11/16/2012 yes yes Phil Carey
Fort Kent 10/10/2012 10/24/2012 yes yes Phil Carey
Hudson 9/26/2012 10/10/2012 yes yes Phil Carey
Mapleton, Castle Hill & Chapman 9/19/2012 10/3/2012 yes yes Mac Stocco
Starks 7/20/2012 8/3/2012 yes yes Phil Carey
Bangor 6/6/2012 6/20/2012 yes yes Phil Carey
Milbridge 5/24/2012 6/7/2012 yes yes Phil Carey
Mount Desert* n/a 6/6/2012 yes yes Phil Carey
Hampden* n/a 6/1/2012 yes yes Phil Carey
Auburn 5/1/2012 5/15/2012 yes yes Phil Carey
Rockland* 4/30/2012 5/14/2012 yes yes Mac Stocco
Lincoln 3/1/2012 3/15/2012 yes yes Phil Carey
Cumberland 1/30/2012 2/13/2012 yes yes Mac Stocco
Carmel 1/9/2012 1/24/2012 yes yes Mac Stocco
Manchester 12/21/2011 1/5/2012 yes yes Phil Carey
Isle Au Haut 10/20/2011 11/3/2011 yes yes Phil Carey
Medford 10/18/2011 11/1/2011 yes yes Mac Stocco
Whitneyville 10/12/2011 10/26/2011 yes yes Mac Stocco
Freeport 9/23/2011 10/7/2011 yes yes Mac Stocco
Saco 9/22/2011 10/6/2011 yes yes Phil Carey
Yarmouth 9/20/2011 10/4/2011 yes yes Phil Carey
Exeter 9/20/2011 10/4/2011 yes yes Phil Carey
Norway 7/8/2011 7/22/2011 yes yes Phil Carey
Jay 6/13/2011 6/27/2011 yes yes Mac Stocco
Freedom 5/11/2011 5/25/2011 yes yes Phil Carey
Chebeague Island 4/21/2011 5/5/2011 yes yes Phil Carey
Otisfield 4/15/2011 5/3/2011 yes yes Mac Stocco
Hallowell 1/20/2011 2/3/2011 yes yes Mac Stocco
South Bristol 12/28/2010 1/12/2011 yes yes Mac Stocco
Tremont 11/1/2010 11/16/2010 yes yes Phil Carey
Cooper 10/4/2010 10/19/2010 yes yes Phil Carey
Southwest Harbor 9/17/2010 10/1/2010 yes yes Phil Carey
Eastbrook* n/a 9/14/2010 yes yes Phil Carey
Hermon 8/26/2010 9/11/2012 yes yes Phil Carey
Gilead 8/25/2010 9/10/2010 yes yes Mac Stocco
Winthrop 8/10/2010 8/24/2010 yes yes Mac Stocco
Hampden 7/29/2010 8/12/2010 yes yes Phil Carey
South Thomaston 7/8/2010 7/22/2010 yes yes Mac Stocco
Lubec 7/7/2010 7/22/2010 yes yes Phil Carey
Castine 6/8/2010 6/22/2010 yes yes Mac Stocco
Harrison 6/8/2010 6/22/2010 no   Mac Stocco
Dover-Foxcroft* 5/28/2010 6/14/2010 yes yes Phil Carey
Jonesport* n/a 6/17/2010 yes yes Phil Carey
Pembroke 4/5/2010 4/20/2010 yes yes Phil Carey
Perry 4/5/2010 4/20/2010 yes yes Phil Carey
Readfield* n/a 4/13/2010 yes yes Tom Miragliuolo
Skowhegan 3/25/2010 4/8/2010 yes yes Tom Miragliuolo
Cranberry Isles 1/14/2010 1/29/2010 yes yes Phil Carey
Calais* 12/21/2009 1/6/2010 yes yes Phil Carey
Machiasport 12/9/2009 12/23/2009 yes yes Ruta Dzenis
Phippsburg 9/25/2009 10/13/2009 yes yes Mac Stocco
Eliot 9/3/2009 9/21/2009 yes yes Ruta Dzenis
Hanover 8/19/2009 9/2/2009 yes yes Tom Miragliuolo
Edgecomb 8/14/2009 8/28/2009 yes yes Mac Stocco
Bath 4/30/2009 5/14/2009 yes yes Ruta Dzenis
Woolwich 4/2/2009 4/16/2009 no   Ruta Dzenis
Dedham 3/27/2009 4/10/2009 yes yes Phil Carey
Wilton 2/13/2009 3/2/2009 yes yes Tom Miragliuolo
Winslow 1/8/2009 1/20/2009 yes yes Tom Miragliuolo
Harrington 12/18/2008 1/2/2009 yes yes Phil Carey
Dixmont 10/27/2008 11/5/2008 yes yes Phil Carey
Long Island 4/8/2008 8/18/2008 yes yes Ruta Dzenis

* Review of amendments to consistent plan or revisions addressing a finding of inconsistency