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

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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

§2453. Fire escapes; appeals

§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

§490. Reclamation

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