State of Maine guidelines for municipal shoreland zoning ordinances 06-096 Department of Environmental Protection, Chapter 1000 by Maine. Board of Environmental Protection.

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Published by Dept. of Environmental Protection in [Augusta, Me.] .

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  • Shorelines -- Law and legislation -- Maine.,
  • Shore protection -- Law and legislation -- Maine.,
  • Zoning law -- Maine.,
  • Land use -- Law and legislation -- Maine.

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Other titlesGuidelines for municipal shoreland zoning ordinances
Statementadopted by the Board of Environmental Protection pursuant to 38 M.R.S.A. Section 438-A (1).
ContributionsMaine. Dept. of Environmental Protection.
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LC ClassificationsKFM451.8 .A449 2006b
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Paginationiii, 63 p. ;
Number of Pages63
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16994900M
LC Control Number2008354239

Download State of Maine guidelines for municipal shoreland zoning ordinances

The Maine Supreme Judicial Court has held that the Official Shoreland Zoning Map is the primary tool to which to refer in determining district boundaries under ordinances that are not more explicit in their district descriptions than the language of the Guidelines, and that where there is inconsistency between the Map and these general text descriptions of the shoreland districts as provided in the minimum guidelines.

Guidelines for municipal shoreland zoning ordinances Responsibility: adopted by the Board of Environmental Protection pursuant to 38 M.R.S.A.

Section A (1). Get this from a library. State of Maine guidelines for municipal shoreland zoning ordinances adopted by the Board of Environmental Protection pursuant to 38 MRSA Section A (1).

[Maine. Department of Environmental Protection.; Maine. Board of Environmental Protection.;]. STATE OF MAINE GUIDELINES FOR MUNICIPAL SHORELAND ZONING ORDINANCES.

After more than three years in the making the amendments to Chapter Guidelines for Municipal Shoreland Zoning Ordinances became effective on Janu While some of amendments are clarifications and corrections others are the result of changes to the mandatory Shoreland Zoning Act enacted.

NOTE This handbook is for informational purposes only. It explains Maine’s Shoreland Zoning Law and Guidelines, in words and pictures, for shoreland owners. It is not a substitute for the law, the Guidelines, or municipal shoreland zoning ordinances.

State of Maine Guidelines for Municipal Shoreland Zoning Ordinances Maine Association of Site Evaluators Febru Rich Baker Shoreland Zoning Coordinator. Guideline Changes • Effective May 1, • Some changes require town adoption •. The Guidelineswere written to provide municipalities with shoreland zoning standards, and serve as a model for town ordinances.

They are also used by the state to determine if a municipality is in compliance with the Mandatory Shoreland Zoning Act.

The Scope of the Guidelines The Guidelinesdocument is written as an ordinance. The Mandatory Shoreland Zoning Act (MSZA) requires municipalities to adopt, administer, and enforce local ordinances that regulate land use activities in the shoreland zone. The shoreland zone is comprised of all land areas within feet, horizontal distance, of.

The Official Shoreland Zoning Map shall be certified by the attested signature of the Municipal Clerk and shall be located in the municipal office. In the event the municipality does not have a municipal office, the Municipal Clerk shall be the custodian of the map.

Changes to the Official Shoreland Zoning Map. State of Maine Guidelines for Municipal Shoreland Zoning Ordinances: Department of Environmental Protection, Part Department of Environmental Protection, - Shore protection. The concept of home rule is very important to local government because without home rule authority, cities and towns would depend for their governing authority on specific acts of the State Legislature.

Maine has been considered a strong "home rule" state since Novemberwhen an amendment to the state constitution delegated broad "home. Municipal Clerk shall be the custodian of the map.

Changes to the Official Shoreland Zoning Map. If amendments, in accordance with Section 8, are made in the district boundaries or other matter portrayed on the Official Shoreland Zoning Map, such changes shall be made on the Official Shoreland Zoning Map within thirty (30) days after the.

In this area cleared openings are permitted provided that such clearings do not exceed 25% of the lot area, or ten thousand square feet, whichever is greater.

In total, however, no more than 40% of the volume of trees can be removed in any year period from the shoreland zone. Chapter Guidelines for Municipal Shoreland Zoning Ordinances -i- Chapter GUIDELINES FOR MUNICIPAL SHORELAND ZONING ORDINANCES PREFACE: The Mandatory Shoreland Zoning Act, 38 M.R.S.A.

sectionsrequires all municipalities to adopt, administer, and enforce ordinances which regulate land use activities within Nothing shall be constructed in the ' zone with an elevation greater than ' above mean sea level (NGVD). ' Zone: Abutting and outside the ' zone, there is an ' wide ' zone.

Nothing shall be constructed in the ' zone with an elevation greater than ' above mean sea level (NGVD). DEP’s Shoreland Zoning Guidelines, and the locally adopted shoreland zoning ordinance. List the provisions of the Mandatory Shoreland Zoning Act a municipality must administer and enforce, whether or not a local shoreland zoning ordinance has been adopted.

Explain to which water bodies and wetlands the Act applies, and how the Act defines. a local Shoreland Zoning Ordinance which reflect the need for, and promote, greater climate resiliency among Maine municipalities.

As a convenience to the user, the suggested revisions are presented within the context of the Maine Department of Environmental Protection’s Rules Chapter Guidelines for.

Such zoning standards must be consistent with or no less stringent than those in the State of Maine Guidelines for Municipal Shoreland Zoning Ordinances (Guidelines) as adopted by the Board of Environmental Protection (Board). The Guidelines were revised by the Board, effective Maand again on J Municipal Clerk, shall be forwarded to the Commissioner for approval.

If the Commissioner fails to act on this Ordinance within forty-five (45) days of his/her receipt of the Ordinance, it shall be automatically approved.

Upon approval of this Ordinance, the shoreland zoning ordinance previously adopted on. The Maine Department of Environmental Protection has produced a 36 page booklet entitled "Maine Shoreland Zoning - A Handbook For Shoreland Owners". This booklet explains, in clear language and with the use of drawings and diagrams, the state's Mandatory Shoreland Zoning Act.

On October 4, the Board of Environmental Protection adopted the State of Maine Guidelines for Municipal Shoreland Zoning Ordinances and a shoreland zoning map for the town of Steuben pursuant to 38 M.R.S.A.

Section A(4). Such action was necessary after the Town failed to adopt a suitable ordinance as required. Zoning: For a copy of the current land use ordinance, click here.

For a copy of the State of Maine's Guidelines for Municipal Shoreland Zoning Ordinances, click here. On Januthe Board of Environmental Protection voted to adopt these guidelines for North Haven. They are de jure the equivalent of a Town ordinance.

Zoning ordinances adopted pursuant to this article need not depend upon the existence of a zoning ordinance for all of the land and water areas within a municipality, notwithstanding Title A, sectionas it is the intention of the Legislature to recognize that it is reasonable for municipalities to treat shoreland areas specially and immediately to zone around water bodies rather than.

This Ordinance has been prepared in accordance with the provisions of Title 38 Sections (Mandatory Shoreland Zoning Act), of the Maine Revised Statutes Annotated (M.R.S.A.), Article VI I I-A of the Maine Constitution, the provisions of Title A, M.R.S.A. Section (Home Rule), the State's Growth Management Law, Title A, M.R.S.A.

Section et seq. City of Sanford, Maine. The link above will re-direct you to the General Code, E-Code website.

The online version of Sanford's City Code includes legislation adopted through February 5, The links below will direct you to pages on the City website with some of the legislation adopted after 2/5/ Please verify with the Code Enforcement Office for current revisions.

The Official Shoreland Zoning Map shall be certified by the attested signature of the Municipal Clerk and shall be located in the municipal office.

In the event the municipality does not have a municipal office, the Municipal Clerk shall be the custodian of the map. s to the Official Shoreland Zoning Map. Will adequately provide for the state regulated disposal of all wastewater; or solid waste and for the prevention of ground or surface water contamination; 4.

The SSWD (septic) system and tank MUST meet the State of Maine Guidelines for Municipal Shoreland Zoning Ordinances within. SHORELAND ZONING Chapter From the CODE of the TOWN OF WINDHAM Adopted 7/01/ Amended 10/26/93 Amended, 12/01/99 Amended, 3/28/00 Amended 3/11/03 Amended 6/27/ Amended 11/15/ Amended 6/09/ Effective 7/09/ Amended 7/26/ Effective 8/26/ COUNTY OF CUMBERLAND STATE OF MAINE.

1 City Hall Plaza Ellsworth, ME Phone: () Fax: () City Hall Hours: Monday-Friday 8AM to 5PM. Codes, Regulations & Ordinances **NEW** Effective December 5,the City of Portland has adopted the versions of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Life Safety Code (NFPA ) and Fire Code (NFPA 1) as part of Chapter 10 of the Code of Ordinances.

A HANDBOOK FOR SHORELAND OWNERS 7 The Guidelines The State Guidelines: An Overview Part II of this publication highlights the most important provisions of the state’s “Guidelines for Municipal Shoreland Zoning Ordinances”, also referred to as the Model Ordinance.

The focus here is only on those sections of the Guidelines that are most. Enter any property at reasonable hours or enter any building with the consent of the owner, occupant or agent to inspect the property or building for compliance with the laws or ordinances set forth in subsection 5.

A municipal official's entry onto property under this paragraph is. Shoreland Zoning Enforcement. Shoreland Zoning Manual - (PDF MB) Shoreland Zoning Guidelines (DOC) Subsurface Wastewater. Filing Internal & Subsurface Permits and Their Fees - April, Plumbing Permit Fees - (PDF - MB) Subsurface Wastewater Disposal Rules - Subsurface Wastewater Guidance Manual - Septic Tanks, Part I.

The town modeled its Shoreland Zoning Ordinance, on the State of Maine Guidelines for Municipal Shoreland Zoning Ordinances ("Guidelines").[2] Section 8(C) of the Guidelines states: "Any nonconforming lot of record existing before the effective date of this Ordinance and not adjoined by other land of the same ownership may be used in accordance.

Click here to download the Real Estate Commitment Book for the Town of Burnham, Maine. (PDF) Municipal Election Results. Real Estate Commitment Book (pdf) Shoreland Zoning Ordinance (pdf) Download. General Provisions Ordinance (pdf) Download. Your local shoreland zoning ordinance and map serve to implement the law.

To assist towns in developing ordinances, the state has drafted a model State of Maine Guidelines for Municipal Shoreland Zoning Ordinances containing the standards to be included. Who adopts, administers and enforces shoreland zoning ordinances and maps.

Code Enforcement. A Code Enforcement Officer (CEO) is defined under A MRSA § as a person employed by a municipality to enforce all enabling state laws and local ordinances in the following areas: shoreland zoning, land use regulation, internal plumbing, subsurface waste water disposal, and building standards.

The Department of Environmental Protection (Department) establishes, through its State of Maine Guidelines for Municipal Shoreland Zoning Ordinances (Guidelines), minimum standards for the municipally-adopted ordinances.

It also provides general oversight of municipal administration and enforcement of shoreland zoning ordinances. Ordinances; Ordinances Zoning Ordinance (7 14 ) Town Charter. Home Rule Charter (PDF) Boards & Committees; Business Regulation; Comprehensive Plan; York, Maine Phone: Hours Monday - Friday a.m.

- p.m. Disclaimer. The Town's website does not. The State of Maine Plumbing Code ; Subsurface Waste Water Disposal Rules; Shoreland Zoning Ordinance; Subdivision Standards; Floodplain Management Ordinance; Building Codes and Building Safety Ordinance; Site Plan Review Ordinance ; All State codes pertaining to unsafe buildings, building construction and the Automobile Junkyard / Graveyard law.

contact: Maine State Fire Marshal's Office at Please note that permits are still required for building located within the Shoreland Zone and Floodplain.

Shoreland Zoning: The official Shoreland Zoning Map of the Town is located in the Town Office. The Map highlights regulated areas around the Androscoggin River, Seven Mile Stream. Zoning Maps Official Rockland Zoning Map Relevant Building and Planning Codes / Ordinances Chapter 4: Buildings, Inspections and Enforcement Chapter Site Plan and Subdivision Review Chapter Zoning (Direct download) Comprehensive Plan Floodplain Management Ordinance.Section 11(M)(1) of the Shoreland Zoning ordinance states: All principal structures in the Resource Protection and Limited Residential-Recreational Districts shall be set back at least 75 feet from the normal high water mark of any pond or river as defined.

Union, Me., Shoreland Zoning Ordinance § 11(M)(1) (J ).

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