October 29, 2020  12:45 AM 

Town of Shapleigh
Mike Demers CEO
22 Back Road · PO Box 26
Shapleigh, Maine 04076-0026


Regular Office Hours ** UPDATED HOURS**
Wednesday, Thursday - Friday 8:30 - 4:30
Tuesday evenings from 4:30 - 8:00
First & last Sat of the month 9:00 - 1:00


§ 105-4D(10)

The new "Shed Ordinance"

New accessory structure in the Shoreland District.

[Added 3-14-2020 ATM by Art. 5]
(a) 
On a nonconforming lot of record on which only a residential structure exists, and it is not possible to place an accessory structure meeting the required water body, tributary stream or wetland setbacks, the Code Enforcement Officer may issue a permit to place a single accessory structure, with no utilities, for the storage of yard tools and similar equipment. Such accessory structure shall not exceed 80 square feet in area nor eight feet in height, and shall be located as far from the shoreline or tributary stream as practical and shall meet all other applicable standards, including lot coverage and vegetation clearing limitations. Additionally the following apply:
[1] 
In no case shall the structure be located closer to the shoreline or tributary stream than the principal structure.
[2] 
In no case shall the structure be located within 10 feet of a side lot line or 25 feet from the edge of the road or right-of-way.
[3] 
At no time shall the structure be expanded.
[4] 
The structure shall not be used for habitation.
(b) 
Section 105-35 of this chapter does not apply when the criteria in this subsection are met.


Trees in the Shoreland Zone may require a permit prior to removal
Review DEP guidelines and submit a Tree Permit Application to my office ceo@shapleigh.net

Assessment

Web GIS

Maine DEP 888.769.1036

Maine State
Fire Marshall
207.626.3884

Maine State
Electrical Inspector
207.592.7930

We ask that you schedule an appointment to meet with the CEO for a building and plumbing permits


Permit-by-Rule (NRPA Chapter 305)

*Please note: Effective Monday, April 6, the DEP Land Bureau will only be receiving applications filed by email.  Instructions will be available at: https://www.maine.gov/dep/coronavirus.html#landDEP’s offices located in Augusta, Presque Isle, Bangor and Portland continue to be closed to the public until further notice in order to minimize the potential for virus exposure.

In an emergency situation where action needs to be taken quickly to avoid slope failure or excessive erosion, a Notification can be hand-delivered to the appropriate DEP office and approved immediately. If this is necessary, please contact the office and arrange an appointment with staff to ensure that someone will be available to look at the notification.

The Natural Resources Protection Act Chapter 305 Permit-by Rule Standards (CMR 06 096 Ch 305) contain an expedited permitting process that typically applies to de minimus or routine activities, provided they are undertaken in a manner that minimizes the impacts on the affected natural resource(s). The permitting process requires the submittal of a Permit-by-Rule Notification Form to Maine DEP, along with a nominal permit fee and a description of the work to be performed. In order to qualify for a Permit-by-Rule, the project design must be able to be constructed in accordance with the prescribed standards outlined by the appropriate section(s) of the Chapter 305 Rules. Standards are categorized by project type and it is possible to design a project that qualifies in more than one section, so be sure to read all the sections. For example, a typical shoreline stabilization project may require filing under Section 2, “Activity adjacent to a protected natural resource,” and Section 8, “Shoreline stabilization.” Permit-by-Rule notifications are processed by DEP within 14 days of receipt. The DEP does not typically notify the applicant of an approval, so it is recommended that notifications be submitted by certified mail with a return receipt request so that the applicant can track the 14-day review time. If a permit is rejected by the DEP, the applicant will receive written notification with an explanation for why the notification was rejected.

 Permit Fee Schedule  Plumbing Permit Fee Schedule
 A Handbook for Shoreland Owners  Vegetation in the Shoreland Zone

CMP Forms and Permits



RURAL

RP

SD

GP

FD

SP

Open space

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

Timber harvesting

§ 105-9B

§ 105-9B

YES

YES

§ 105-9B

Removal of vegetation for activities other than timber harvesting

CEO

CEO

YES

CEO

CEO

Agriculture, commercial gardening

CU

CU

YES

YES

CU

Campgrounds

NO

NO

CU

CU

NO

Individual private campsites

CEO

CEO

CEO

CEO

CEO

Earth removal, dredging, filling²

NO

CU

CU/CEO

CU

CU

Mineral exploration or extraction

CU

CU

CU

CU

NO

Commercial outdoor recreation, excluding campgrounds

NO

CU

CU

CU

CU

Nonintensive recreational uses not requiring structure

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

Public private rec areas involving minimal structural development

CU

CU

CEO

CU

CU

Motorized vehicular traffic on existing roads and trails

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

Seasonal sale of produce and plants raised:

Off premises

NO

CU

CU

CU

CU

On premises

NO

CU

YES

CU

CU

Nurseries

NO

NO

CU

CU

NO

Commercial animal breeding or care and commercial kennels

NO

NO

CU

NO

NO

RESIDENTIAL

RP

SD

GP

FD

SP

Single-family dwelling

NO

CEO³

CEO³

CU

CEO¹ ³

Seasonal camps and cottages

NO

CEO

CEO

CU

CEO¹

Conversions of seasonal residences to year-round

NO

LPI

LPI

LPI

LPI

Two-family dwelling

NO

CU

CEO

CU

CU¹

Multifamily dwelling

NO

NO

CU

CU

CU¹

Cluster (planned unit) development

NO

CU

CU

CU

CU¹

Mobile home parks

NO

NO

CU

NO

NO

Manufactured housing units not in parks

NO

CEO

CEO

CEO

CU¹

COMMERCIAL

RP

SD

GP

FD

SP

Home occupations

NO

CU

CU

CU

CU

Garage sales

NO

YES

YES

YES

YES

Garage sale business

NO

CU

CU

CU

CU

Commercial or industrial facilities

NO

NO

CU

CU

NO

Commercial or industrial areas requiring a shorefront location

NO

CU

NO

CU

CU¹

Gas stations, motor vehicle sales or repair, car washes

NO

NO

CU

NO

NO

Eating establishments

NO

NO

CU

CU

NO

Premises selling alcoholic beverages

NO

NO

CU

NO

NO

Amusement arcades

NO

CU

CU

CU

NO

Head shops

NO

NO

NO

NO

NO

Flea markets

NO

CU

CU

CU

NO

Automobile graveyards and junkyards in accordance with state law

NO

NO

CU

NO

NO

Waste processing or disposal facilities other than sanitary landfills

NO

NO

CU

NO

NO

Telecommunications facility

NO

NO

CU

NO

NO

Adult entertainment

NO

NO

CU

NO

NO

Retail marijuana establishments and retail marijuana social clubs

NO

NO

NO

NO

NO

PUBLIC, SEMI-PUBLIC, INSTITUTIONAL

RP

SD

GP

FD

SP

Church, parish house or other religious building

NO

CU

CU

CU

CU¹

Municipal offices, library, museum

NO

NO

CU

CU

CU¹

Utility buildings or structures

NO

CU

CU

CU

CU¹

Under 120 sf

NO

CEO

CEO

CEO

CEO¹

Schools (public or private)

NO

NO

CU

NO

NO

Nursery schools

NO

CU

CU

NO

NO

Facilities for scientific or nature interpretation

NO

CU

CU

NO

CU¹

Cemeteries

NO

NO

CU

NO

NO

OTHER

RP

SD

GP

FD

SP

Piers and docks requiring permits (see definitions)

NO

CU

NA

CU

CU

Boathouses

NO

CU

CU

CU

NO

Creation of back lot [refer to § 105-19B(3)[1]]

NO

CU

CU

NO

NO

Signs:

Commercial

NO

CEO

CEO

NO

CEO

Noncommercial

NO

CEO

CEO

CEO

CEO

Uses or structures accessory to:

Permitted uses

CEO

CEO

CEO

CEO

CEO¹

Permitted structures

CEO

CEO

CEO

CEO

CEO¹

Conditional uses

CU

CU

CU

CU

CU¹

Uses similar to:

Permitted uses

CEO

CEO

CEO

CEO

CEO

Conditional uses

CU

CU

CU

CU

CU

Ponds

CU

CU

CU

CU

CU

Low retaining walls

NO

CU

YES

NO

CU


NOTES:


KEY

NO = Not permitted

YES = Permitted

NA = Not applicable

CEO = Allowed with permit issued by CEO

LPI = Allowed with permit issued by LPI

CU = Permitted after Planning Board review

RP = Resource Protection District

SD = Shoreland District

GP = General Purpose District

FD = Floodplain District

SP = Stream Protection District

¹ Provided that a variance from the setback requirement is obtained from the Board of Appeals


² See also § 105-39.


³ Additional detached dwelling units in excess of one on a single lot shall require review and approval by the Planning Board. A site plan certified by a registered land surveyor, licensed in the State of Maine, showing all existing and proposed structures, and other pertinent information relating to the possible division of land, shall be submitted to the Planning Board. The Planning Board shall determine that the property and all structures can meet the current zoning and setback requirements if the property were to be divided.