Office of the
Department of Land Use
33 East Main Street -
Inland Wetlands Agent
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Reports & Important Meetings
Vibrant Communities Initiative - Elmcrest Site - Final Report
(Large PDF - 18.4MB)
Bringing the Airline Trail to Portland
(Update March 2016)
Meeting Schedule for Land Use
Boards & Commissions
Aquifer Protection Agency - 3rd Thursday quarterly @ 6:45 PM
Building Code Board of Appeals - as needed
Conservation Commission - 1st Wednesday @ 6:30 PM
Economic Development Commission - 2nd Tuesday @ 7:00 PM
Housing Code Board of Appeals - as needed
Inland Wetlands Commission - 1st Tuesday @ 7:00 PM
Planning Zoning Commission - 1st & 3rd Thursday @ 7:00 PM
Zoning Board of Appeals - 4th Thursday @ 7:00 PM
The Land Use Department consists of the Building Official, Environmental Health, Economic Development, Inland Wetlands, Planning, and Zoning.
The Planning & Zoning Department is responsible for the coordination, review and processing of all development applications submitted before the Planning & Zoning Commission, the Inland Wetlands Commission and the Zoning Board of Appeals. They also work closely with non-regulatory commissions such as the Economic Development Commission and Conservation Commission. The production and implementation and update of the Plan of Development and all land use codes, as well as the monitoring/tracking of land use, land use applications and zoning permits, zoning enforcement and economic development are among this department's duties. Other functions include the development of various land use studies and policies as requested or deemed necessary.
General Land Use Dept.
Affordable Housing Plan (Adopted May 18, 2022)
Subdivision Regulations (May 1, 2017)
2016 Plan of Conservation & Development - Implementation Element
(Large PDF - 23MB)
Revised Zoning Regulations