How big a lot of land to build in Maine does a fella need?
Because you are cautious, gun shy and conditioned to lots of layers of out of state regulations. Do this, don't do this, this and oh yeah that too. Plus this long as your arm list. Restrictions, home owner's association rules, local, county, state zoning ordinances to comply with and to avoid breaking the law. Being served with a cease and desist order from a deputy sheriff, state trooper or goverment official.
No one likes poison pens letters threatening that we're making you the defendant on a court docket. Taking legal action if you don't respond to this notice within ten days.
Daily penalties for the growing fines of being outside the letter of the law stings, smarts too. Maine is a lot simpler than out of state beaucracy that chokes, suffocates and slows everything to a snail's pace. Not so worrisome.
It's all important to protect the Maine environment, be a good steward of the land and water, wildlife.
But often when we explain the process in this small Maine town of under 200, the buyer of the land is suprised. It almost seems sloppy compared to all the hoops, jumps they have to make requiring a loss of an arm or a leg to obtain. Or both to get a building permit.
So how big a lot of land in Maine to build on?
Like most things in life, it is not an easy one word answer. And why it depends revolves around where is the lot you want to build on in Maine? The bigger population the town, or if one of the handful of cities we have in Maine, the more rules above and beyond the state's shopping list happens. Tougher standard when you are in the 250' foot shoreland zoning around a Maine waterbody too.