389 Congress Street
Portland, ME 04101
Zoning administration is a critical component of the Inspections Program, and all building permit reviews start with a zoning determination. Zoning determines if a certain type of use can be undertaken at the proposed location, how much land is required for that use, how high a building can be, how much parking is required, and many other factors related to land development. In addition to the building permits reviewed for zoning compliance, hundreds of other zoning determinations were completed during the past year for subdivision and site plan applications, food service and business license applications, change-of-use applications, home occupations and condominium conversions.