Tiny Homes as a Primary or Accessory Dwelling Statewide!

Statewide, Maine


Name Tiny Homes as a Primary or Accessory Dwelling Statewide!
Municipality Statewide
Zoning Districts
Effective Date 06/16/2021
Municipal Code LD1530 - "An Act To Allow People To Live in Tiny Homes as a Primary or Accessory Dwelling"
Code Link https://legislature.maine.gov/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?LD=1530&snum=130
Authority The Governor


Title 30-A; Chapter 187 -Planning and Land Use Regulation; Subchapter 3 – Land Use Regulation; Section 4363

This bill establishes standards for municipalities to follow regarding tiny homes, which are structures no larger than 400 square feet constructed on a frame or chassis and designed for use as permanent living quarters.  The bill allows municipalities to set rules for tiny homes that are less restrictive than state law, allows tiny homes on undeveloped and developed housing lots, allows municipal inspection of certain features of tiny homes and provides for tiny homes to be assessed for property tax purposes after 180 days in certain circumstances.

This makes Maine the first state in the United States to legalize tiny house living statewide!


Key Contacts

Office of Legislative Information
100 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333
(207) 287-1692


Source:  http://legislature.maine.gov/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?LD=1530&snum=130

Updated:  June 2021 – Loran

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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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