Ordinances & Policies

Floodplain Management Ordinance

For a copy of the new FEMA mandated Floodplain Management Ordinance, click here.

Floats & Docks, Revised June 2016

 For a copy of the newly revised Ordinance, click here.

Fireworks

Consumer fireworks are illegal on North Haven. For a copy of the ordinance click here.

Permits:

For a copy of land use permit, click here.
For a copy of authorization to request permit on behalf of another, click here.
For a copy of Plumbing Application, click here.

Zoning:

For a copy of the current land use ordinance, click here.

For a copy of the State of Maine's Guidelines for Municipal Shoreland Zoning Ordinances, click here. On January 26, 1994, the Board of Environmental Protection voted to adopt these guidelines for North Haven. They are de jure the equivalent of a Town ordinance.

For a copy of the Fresh Pond Watershed Protection Ordinance, click here.

For a copy of the Fresh Pond Watershed Boundary Map, click here

Subdivision Ordinance:

For a copy of the Subdivision Ordinance approved 1-8-2013, click here.

Wind Turbines:

For a copy of Wind Turbine ordinance, click here.

Moorings:

For a copy of Harbor Management, A Legal Guide for Harbormasters and Coastal Officials, click here.

Excerpts from relevant Maine Statutes:
  • From 38 M.R.S.A. § 3: . . . Mooring assignments may not be transferred....Whenever practicable, the harbor master shall assign mooring privileges in those waters where individuals own the shore rights to a parcel of land, are masters or owners of a boat or vessel . . . provided that not more than one mooring may be assigned to any shore-front parcel of land under this privilege.
  • From 38 M.R.S.A. § 4: In case of the. . . refusal of the master or owner of any boat or vessel to remove his mooring. . . when so directed by the harbor master, that harbor master shall cause the entire mooring to be removed or the buoy removed and the chain dropped to the bottom. . .
  • From 38 M.R.S.A. § 8: Whenever there are more applicants for a mooring assignment than there are mooring spaces available, the harbor master or other town official shall create a waiting list. . .

Parking:

In the village, along the wall: motorists are required to park within the lines and to respect the change in orientation from diagonal to parallel parking west of the fountain.

The Main Street ordinance also restricts the length of time that vehicles may park along the wall. During the summer months, no overnight parking will be permitted. During the remainder of the year, there is a 72 hour limit. for the full text of the ordinance, click here.

The Selectmen have enacted a new parking fine ordinance, which updates the fines for existing parking infractions, as well as establishing fines for the new ordinances. For a copy of the text of the new fines, click here.

Bicylists:

Cyclists are required to observe the same rules of the road as motorized vehicles, i.e., keeping to the right, stopping and yielding where there are signs and observing one way streets. Cyclists are particularly warned against going the wrong way up Kent's Hill.

Pedestrians:

Pedestrians are required to walk on the left facing traffic.  North Haven's narrow roads, hills and poor sight lines make walking two and three abreast extremely hazardous.

Sewer:

The Department of Environmental Protection required the Town to amend its Sewer Ordinance to require sewer department customers to disconnect any cellar or sump pump drains from the sewer system and to prohibit any connection to the sewer system for any purpose but sewage itself.

The amended ordinance was voted at a Special Town Meeting 6/26/07. For a copy of the Sewer Ordinance, click here.

Town Purchasing Policy:

For a copy of the Town's purchasing policy, please click here.