Town Charter, Codes and Ordinances

The Town of Yarmouth operates under a Town Meeting- Town Council- Town Manager form of government established in a Town Charter enacted in 1965 by the Maine Legislature.  The major policies and “laws” of the Town are adopted in the form of Ordinances, and which are part of the Town Code.  Amendments and new ordinances may be initiated by the Town Council or by petition of voters. The Town Charter may be amended by vote of Town residents and amendments can be introduced by either the Town Council or by petition of the voters.

The Town of Yarmouth is governed by a seven-member Town Council, which is elected at large for staggered 3-year terms. 

The Yarmouth School District is governed by a seven-member School Committee elected at large for staggered three-year terms. 
 
The Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee will support the Department of Planning & Development and North Star Planning in the preparation of an update to the 2010 Comprehensive Plan. The Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee is tasked with:  
  • Provide direction to the Department of Planning & Development and the selected consultant in the preparation of the Comprehensive Plan update; 
  • Participate in the development and review of the inventory and analysis of existing conditions in various topic areas; 
  • Participate in the public engagement program; 
  • Along with the general public, refine the vision statement; 
  • Participate in the development of policies, goals, and strategies, and the future land use plan; 
  • Participate in the development of the implementation program; and 
  • Participate in the public presentation of the final draft comprehensive plan. 

For more information about the comprehensive plan update or the Steering Committee, please visit the Plan Yarmouth website where you can sign up to receive regular updates on the comprehensive plan update.

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Comprehensive Plan7 documents

  • Comprehensive Plan Adopted 2010
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  • Comprehensive Plan Appendix E. Resident Survey Report
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  • Comprehensive Plan Appendix_F._Yarmouth_Land_Stewardship_Plan
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  • Comprehensive Plan Appendix_G._Royal_River_Corridor_Report
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  • Comprehensive Plan Appendix_H1.__Route_One_Corridor_Design_Guidelines
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  • Comprehensive Plan Appendix_H2._Route_One_Corrior_Design_Guildelines_2
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  • Comprehensive Plan Business Survey
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Town Charter1 document

  • Town_Charter
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Codes & Ordinance50 documents

  • 101 Codification.pdf
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  • 201 Administrative.pdf
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  • 202 Planning Board.pdf
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  • 203 General Board of Appeals.pdf
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  • 301 Building Code.pdf
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  • 302 Trailer and Trailer Camps.pdf
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  • 303 Fire.pdf
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  • 304 Sewerage.pdf
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  • 305 Shellfish Conservation.pdf
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  • 306 Solid Waste
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  • 307 Health Code.pdf
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  • 308 Harbor Waterfront and Boat.pdf
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  • 309 Dog Control.pdf
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  • 310 Peddlers.pdf
    document Header 310 Peddlers.pdf
  • 311 Electrical Code.pdf
    document Header 311 Electrical Code.pdf
  • 312-Public Property Licensing.pdf
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  • 313 Septic Tank Septage Processing.pdf
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  • 314 Firearms.pdf
    document Header 314 Firearms.pdf
  • 315 Floodplain Management.pdf
    document Header 315 Floodplain Management.pdf
  • 316 SexOffenderExclusion Map 11-18-16.pdf
    document Header 316 SexOffenderExclusion Map 11-18-16.pdf
  • 316 Town of Yarmouth Sex Offender Residency Restriction Ordinance.pdf
    document Header 316 Town of Yarmouth Sex Offender Residency Restriction Ordinance.pdf
  • 317-SPRINKLER.pdf
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  • 318 Rental Dwelling
    document Header 318 Rental Dwelling
  • 319 Fire Prevention and Life Safety.pdf
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  • 320 Stormwater Discharge.pdf
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  • 321 Coal Tar Sealant Products.pdf
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  • 330 Post-Construction Stormwater Discharge.pdf
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  • 401 Fees and Permits.pdf
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  • 402 Special Amusement.pdf
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  • 403 Alarm Systems.pdf
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  • 405 Concealed Weapons.pdf
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  • 406 Commercial Launch.pdf
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  • 407 Fire and Emergency Medical Service Fees.pdf
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  • 501 Public Grounds.pdf
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  • 502_Cable Ordinance
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  • 503 Personnel Policy.pdf
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  • 504 General Assistance Appendices A-H (2023-2024)
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  • 504 General Assistance.pdf
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  • 505 War Memorial.pdf
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  • 506 Property Assessed Clean Energy PACE.pdf
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  • 507 Senior Tax Assistance Yarmouth.pdf
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  • 509 Adult Use Marijuana Establishments.pdf
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  • 601 Subdivision.pdf
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  • 602 Traffic.pdf
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  • 603 Wayfinding and Directional Sign.pdf
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  • 604 Right of Way.pdf
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  • 605 Street Addressing.pdf
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  • 701 Zoning.pdf
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  • 702 Site Plan.pdf
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  • 703 Character Based Development Code for Village Center Route 1 Corridor
    document Header 703 Character Based Development Code for Village Center Route 1 Corridor

504 General Assistance Appendices A-HNo documents

2023 Comprehensive Plan Update3 documents

  • Comprehensive Plan Update Proposal - NorthStar Planning
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  • Comprehensive Plan Update Request For Proposals (RFP)
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  • Memo: Comprehensive Plan Update Selected Consultant 11-8-22.pdf
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