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Burlington Code Enforcement

Zoning Ordinances


If you own property, land, home or a camp on waterfront property, you are required by State of Maine law to meet certain criteria prior to building new or upgrading existing dwellings. 

In addition, to prevent water contamination and soil erosion, there are requirements that must be met when removing trees, brush or plantlife. 

Finally, Burlington is home to a number of ponds and streams, many of which are protected areas. Please refer to the Burlington Shoreland Zoning Ordinance prior to ANY activity where water is concerned.

New and Existing Construction

If you own or are planning to by property in Burlington, there are various requirements regarding lot size, property lines and right-of-ways you need to be aware of.
Please refer to the Building and Zoning Ordinance for the appropriate guidance.

For either ordinance, if you have any questions at all, please contact our Code Enforcement Officer, Nels Cramer: 732-3985

Building & Zoning Documents

Ordinances and Permits