Chelsea (Town), Maine
|Name||Tiny Home on Wheels (THOW) as Permanent Dwelling|
|Municipal Code||Minimum Lot Size Ordinance; IV Standards; 9. Tiny Homes|
Tiny homes on wheels (a dwelling unit of less than 400 square feet) shall be classified as a recreational vehicle and shall meet all standards applicable to recreational vehicles. If the tiny home is occupied for more than 6 months, it shall be classified as a permanent dwelling and shall comply with the lot and front requirements applicable to a residential dwelling unit.
Please see the Building Permit and Occupancy code for more information: https://chelsea100954815.files.wordpress.com/2020/11/building-permit_occupancy-ordinance.pdf
Chelsea Town Office
Planning Board Department
560 Togus Road
Chelsea, ME 04330
Updated: April 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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