Shoreland Zoning

Most land uses within 250 feet of Maine’s rivers, wetlands, lakes, the ocean, and within 75 feet of certain streams are subject to the regulation of Maine’s Mandatory Shoreland Zoning Act. The law protects water quality, limits erosion, conserves wildlife and vegetation, and preserves the natural beauty of Maine’s shoreland areas.

If you are planning a project that will impact this delicate shoreland area, it is imperative that you consult with state and local zoning regulations before you begin: