maine shoreland zoning

Most land uses within 250 feet of Maine's lakes, ponds, wetlands, rivers and ocean are subject to the regulation of Maine's Mandatory Shoreland Zoing Act. The law protects water quality, limits erosion, conserves wildlife and vegetation, and preserves the natural beauty of Maine's shoreland areas. This page is intended to help the public learn more about and help navigate the rules of the act.

  • Read or download a copy of "Maine Shoreland Zoning: A Handbook for Shoreland Owners" here.