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Building Permits

* Building Permit Application (Fillable PDF)

See the Land Use Ordinance for more information.

All new construction or moving buildings onto a site require a building permit.

Applications for a building permit shall be accompanied by a non-refundable fee of $25.00 plus $1.00 per $1,000.00 of the estimated cost including materials and labor over $2,000.00.

1. If the structure is a dwelling, include a copy of the plumbing permit. If it represents a conversion from seasonal to year-round use, please document (include septic information).

2. If the structure to be built is within Waterford’s Shoreland Zone, refer to the Shoreland Zoning Ordinance and also fill out a Shoreland Zoning permit.

3. If the lot is on a seasonally maintained town road, snow will not be plowed in the winter.

4. New driveway entrances require a permit. For entrances onto Rt. 35, 37, 118 or the Sweden Road use the MDOT permit application, and the Town application for entrances onto a town road.

5. If the structure is intended for commercial use, Planning Board review will be required. Refer to the Site Plan Review Ordinance.

SETBACK
Structures must be at least 25 feet from boundary lines and road right-of-ways (50' in subdivisions). If
you do not know the location of the ROW line of a town road, assume it is at least 33’ from the center.

NEW DWELLING
If this is a new dwelling, attach a copy of the plumbing permit. Road frontage for a single family
residential structure is 150 ft. Minimum lot size is 1 acre. Maximum height of building is 35 Ft.
For structures to be built under Waterford’s Shoreland Zoning Ordinance, please attach the Waterford
Shoreland Zoning permit. All permits must comply with the Flood Plain Management regulations.

SKETCH
Attach a description of the structure on the next page or attach a separate sheet using the example
below. Sketch the structure giving accurate dimensions, including, the lot size, where the structure is to
be built and distances from other buildings, property lines, roads, driveways, etc. Indicate north.

EXPIRATION OF PERMIT
Following the issuance of a permit, if no substantial start is made in construction or in the use of the property within one year of the date of the permit, the permit shall lapse and become void and all fees forfeited to the Town of Waterford. Substantial Start is defined as: Completion of at least 30% of a permitted structure or use measured as a percentage of the total estimated cost.