September 20, 2021  7:45 PM 

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


The best way to contact me is email ceo@shapleigh.net

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

NOTICE: The Code Officer's duties often take him outside of Town Hall.
Appointments are necessary if you wish to be guaranteed a meeting upon your arrival at the Town Hall.

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Permit Application Fee Schedule

Construction or Plumbing

Shapleigh Ordinance

PDF or eCode-360

Shapleigh Property Information

GIS or Assessing

All Applications Require a Plot Plan

How to Draw A Plot Plan

General Construction or Building

Building Permit Application

Internal Plumbing

HHE-211 Plumbing Application

Hazard Trees in the Shoreland Zone

Tree Permit Application and Review DEP guidelines

A Handbook for Shoreland Owners

Maine Shoreland Zoning

State of Maine DEP Permit by Rule

PBR Application and Chapter 305

Residential Growth Permit

RGP Application

Conditional Use Permit

CUP Application

Conditional Use Amendment

Amend CUP Application

Change of Use of Approved Planning Board CUP

COU Application

Construction of a Private Way

CPW Application

Best Practical Location

BPL Application

Best Practical Location Amendment

Amend BPL Application

Subdivision Application

Minor or Major or Amendment

Driveway Permit Application

Shapleigh or Maine DOT Application

State of Maine Septic Search

Septic Permit Search

York County Registry of Deeds

Registry of Deeds

Shapleigh Zoning Appeal or Violation

ZBA Application or Complaint Form



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


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.

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.


Maine DEP (888) 769-1036
Maine State Fire Marshall (207) 626-3884
Maine State Electrical Inspector (207) 592-7930


CMP Forms and Permits

ELECTRICAL

2017 Electrical Code NEC

The Town of Shapleigh does not issue Electrical permits.
The following is required for all electrical work.

Commercial (Includes Hotel/Motels/Cottages & Lodging Facilities)

All work requires a State of Maine Master Electrician or a Limited Electrician licensee.

· The Electrician pulls the Permit from the State.

· State Electrical Inspector conducts inspections.

· Inspection Results are forwarded to Code Office.

Residential New “Duplex” (Includes Accessory Dwellings)
Any Structure with more than (1) one dwelling unit.

All work requires a State of Maine Master Electrician or a Limited Electrician licensee.

· The Electrician pulls the Permit from the State.

· State Electrical Inspector conducts inspections.

· Inspection Results are forwarded to Code Office.

Residential (New “Single Family Dwelling” & “Detached Garages”)
Only (1) one dwelling unit in the structure.

Work by a Maine Master Electrician permit not required

· Work completed by Home Owner requires a Single Family Dwelling Certification from the State.

· State Electrical Inspector conducts inspections.

· Inspection Results are forwarded to Code Office.

(Home Owner) means Owns and Occupies within the dwelling.
Permits are not required for renovations and remodels for Single Family Detached Structures.

State Electrical Inspector BRIAN LAFLAMME (207-592-7930) brian.k.laflamme@maine.gov

http://www.maine.gov/pfr/professionallicensing/professions/electricians/index.html



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.