Win a copy of Straw Bale Building Details this week in the Straw Bale House forum!
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
permaculture forums growies critters building homesteading energy monies kitchen purity ungarbage community wilderness fiber arts art permaculture artisans regional education experiences global resources the cider press projects digital market permies.com private forums all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
master stewards:
  • Nicole Alderman
  • r ranson
  • paul wheaton
  • Anne Miller
  • Mike Jay
  • Jocelyn Campbell
stewards:
  • Devaka Cooray
  • Burra Maluca
  • Joseph Lofthouse
garden masters:
  • Dave Burton
  • Greg Martin
gardeners:
  • Mike Barkley
  • Shawn Klassen-Koop
  • Pearl Sutton

some questions about Maine  RSS feed

 
Posts: 2
1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
hi folks ,
I'm looking at some land in Maine and wondering what zoning and code enforcement are like up there ?

I currently homestead 4 acres in the Ozarks and can do whatever I want  , County has no building codes for residential properties.  

the place I'm looking at is in Porter, Maine  , Oxford County.  any info on this would be greatly appreciated,  thanks folks!
 
Posts: 51
Location: Vermont, USA
3
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
One thing that may be a factor is MUBEC - <https://www.maine.gov/decd/meocd/bbcs/index.html>.  It looks like Porter's population is below the mandatory adoption level.  You might want to call the town office and ask for information about this and other zoning concerns.  MUBEC is fairly annoying in a common way for codes - there may be some benefits to following the code but there's a lot of red tape and fees involved in doing so.
 
Is that a spider in your hair? Here, threaten it with this tiny ad:
permaculture bootcamp - learn permaculture through a little hard work
https://permies.com/wiki/bootcamp
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
Boost this thread!