Legislation: Maine

Municipality Name Category Type Effective Date
Bangor (City) Tiny Home Parks Zoning Code PUD 10/24/2022
Chelsea (Town) Tiny Home on Wheels (THOW) as Permanent Dwelling Zoning Code SF 06/13/2019
Statewide Residential Building Code – IRC 2015 and Appendix V – Tiny Houses Building Code IRC 01/23/2018
Statewide Tiny Home Definition & Motor Vehicle Laws DMV 03/18/2020
Statewide Tiny Homes as a Primary or Accessory Dwelling Statewide! Zoning Code SF 06/16/2021

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Building Code — Legislation that speaks to how to construct a tiny house.

Zoning Code — Legislation that speaks to how the lot will be used.


ADU — Accessory Dwelling Unit

DMV — Division of Motor Vehicles

IB — Industrialized Buildings

IRC — International Residential Code

PUD — Planned Unit Development

RV — Recreational Vehicle

SF — Single Family Dwelling

T — Transitional Housing

UDO — Unified Development Ordinance


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