Town Ordinances


Maine is a “home rule” state, so the town has significant latitude to enact ordinances that govern the conduct of life on the island -- provided they are consistent with state law.  Town ordinances range from ones that regulate growth, to the review of real estate development projects, to the numbering of roads and houses, to managing our waterfront.  Below are the ordinances residents will need to consult for such activities as building or adding onto a home; requesting a pier, ramp or float permit; digging clams; launching a boat at the public landing or securing a mooring.

Note:  Ordinances are subject to revisions, please check with the Town Office for the latest versions of ordinances.

Land Use and Building Ordinances

Fee Schedule for Building Permit and Subdivision Review and Building Permit Application

Building Code Ordinance (revision adopted June 2017)

Cluster Residential Development Ordinance (as amended June 29, 2013)

Minimum Lot Size Ordinance (as amended June 21, 2014)

Pipeline Control Ordinance (as amended June 29, 2013)

Site Plan Review Ordinance (as amended June 29, 2013)

Subdivision Ordinance (as amended June 2014)

Road and House Numbering Ordinance

Model Addressing Ordinance -- 911 road and house numbering (as amended June 29, 2013)

Waterfront & Waterways Ordinances

Floodplain Management Ordinance (as adopted June 27, 2015)

Mooring Area Ordinance

Shellfish Conservation Ordinance (as amended 2018)

Shoreland Zoning Ordinance (as revised June 23, 2012)

Resource Protection District and Limited Development District Map  
Resource Protection District and Limited Development District Map  

Waterways and Harbors Ordinance (as adopted March 22, 2000)

Wright Landing and Adjacent Town Property Use Ordinance (aka the Public Boat Launch or Ferry Landing Ordinance)