The Town employs a full time Code Enforcement Officer (CEO) who also serves as the town’s Local Plumbing Inspector. From a customer service perspective, this is very important as it allows applicants for permits a one stop shop. Having one person, housed in the Town Office, be responsible for this and for all enforcement is a very efficient process.
The town’s CEO is Robert L. Ellis, who began working for the Town in 1999 and who has many years of construction experience.
The town administers a Shoreland Zoning Ordinance, a Subdivision Ordinance and a Letter of Intent Ordinance which requires a permit for any construction project in excess of $1,500.
The CEO is also responsible for staffing the Planning Board which meets monthly on the third Tuesday of every month. Meetings are held at the Town Office beginning at 7:30 p.m.
Code Enforcement Office
P.O. Box 187
Oakland, Maine 04963
Hours: Monday thru Friday 8:30 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.
Phone: (207) 465-2842 Fax: (207) 465-9118
e-mail: Bob Ellis: firstname.lastname@example.org
What are the property line setbacks for a structure?
15 feet from all sides, including the street right-of-way line.
What is the restriction for putting up a fence?
None. We have no fence control ordinance. It could go on the property line but we recommend 2′-3′ from that line.
I own a lot on the lake. How far from the lake do I have to place my new home or camp?
The structure and septic system must be a minimum of 100 feet horizontal from the high water mark.