Town of Cumberland, ME
Cumberland County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Cumberland 12-14-2009; amended 8-23-2010. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
[Amended 9-10-2012]
A. 
Application fee: $50.
B. 
Annual registration fee: $25.
A. 
Application and notice fee: $100.
A. 
Residential.
(1) 
Minimum fee: $50.
(2) 
New construction (including all floor levels from the lowest floor to the highest floor level).
(a) 
Finished areas: $0.25 per square foot.
(b) 
Unfinished areas: $0.10 per square foot.
(3) 
Renovation and alteration: $10 per $1,000 (include written cost estimate).
B. 
Commercial.
(1) 
Minimum fee: $100.
(2) 
New construction (including all floor levels from the lowest floor to the highest floor level).
(a) 
Finished areas: $0.30 per square foot.
(b) 
Unfinished areas: $0.10 per square foot.
C. 
Decks and sheds: $25 up to 400 square feet then $0.10 per square foot additional.
D. 
Demolition permits: $25.
E. 
Change of use: $50 (no charge if permit issued).
A. 
Filing fee: $100.
B. 
Copy (DVD) of live broadcast public meeting: $10.
A. 
Annual license.
(1) 
Neutered/spayed: $6.
(2) 
Nonneutered/nonspayed: $11.
B. 
Late fee (after February 1): $15.
C. 
Approval for dog release, administration and impounding fee: $40.
A. 
New construction/addition/renovations: $0.05 per square foot (minimum inspection fee $25).
B. 
New service/upgrade: $25.
C. 
Swimming pool: $25.
D. 
Administrative fee (required on all permits): $25.
E. 
Minimum fee for electrical permit: $50.
F. 
Late filing fee: $25.
A. 
Permit fee: $20.
A. 
Nonrefundable application fee: $25 for all minor development and $50 for all new construction or substantial improvements.
A. 
Growth management permit fee: $100.
B. 
Administrative reinstatement fee: $50.
A. 
Photocopies and printing: $0.10 per page.
B. 
Outgoing fax: $0.50 per page (incoming and toll-free numbers are free).
C. 
Overdue fees.
(1) 
Adults: $0.10 per item per day.
(2) 
Children: $0.05 per item per day.
D. 
Nonresident borrowing: $30 per year.
A. 
Minor large outdoor event (500 to 4,999 persons): $250.
B. 
Major large outdoor event (greater than 5,000 persons): $500.
[Amended 12-14-2015; 1-3-2017; 3-26-2018; 2-11-2019; 10-28-2019]
A. 
Resident: $50.
B. 
Nonresident: $250.
C. 
Daily rental for transient mooring: $20.
D. 
Reassignment fee: $250.
E. 
Dinghy dockage and time limit fee: $50.
F. 
Mooring removal minimum fee: $250 plus any added costs incurred by the Town for removing, storing and disposing of the mooring.
G. 
Late mooring renewal/application fee: $50.
H. 
Personal watercraft rack storage fee: $50 per craft.
I. 
Violation of § 48-7, Personal watercraft storage, fee: $50.
J. 
Violation of any provision of Chapter 48 not listed above, fee: $100.
A. 
Internal fees: $10 per fixture; $40 minimum.
B. 
External fees.
(1) 
Complete systems.
(a) 
Engineered system: $200.
(b) 
Nonengineered system: $250.
(c) 
Primitive system: $100.
(d) 
Separate laundry: $35.
(e) 
Seasonal conversion: $50.
(f) 
Variance: $20.
(2) 
Separate parts of systems.
(a) 
Alternate toilet only: $50.
(b) 
Disposal field (engineered): $150.
(c) 
Disposal field (nonengineered): $150.
(d) 
Treatment tank only (nonengineered): $150.
(e) 
Treatment tank only (engineered): $80.
(f) 
Holding tank: $100.
(g) 
Other components: $30.
(3) 
Subsurface septic surcharge: $15.
A. 
License to operate and maintain a public swimming pool: $100 per year.
A. 
Building, plumbing and electrical. (Reinspection fees are assessed at the discretion of the inspector.)
(1) 
First: $25.
(2) 
Second: $25.
(3) 
Third or more: $100.
A. 
Staff review: $500.
B. 
Zoning Map change: $350.
C. 
Zoning text change: $350.
D. 
Consulting escrow: $800.
E. 
If both a text and map change collect for both.
A. 
Application fee: $100.
A. 
Sewer user connection fee: $50.
B. 
Board of Sewer Appeals request for a hearing: $50.
C. 
Review by Town Engineer: the number of hours spent by the Town Engineer times the hourly rate of $65.
Each license includes a conservation fee of $10.
A. 
Resident commercial shellfish license: $110.
B. 
Nonresident commercial shellfish license: $210.
C. 
Resident recreational shellfish license: $10.
[Amended 12-15-2015]
D. 
Nonresident recreational shellfish license: $10.
[Amended 12-15-2015]
E. 
Monthly recreational shellfish license: resident $10; nonresident $10.
[Amended 12-15-2015]
F. 
Junior license: $10.
[Amended 12-15-2015]
G. 
Resident and nonresident senior license: $0 (no fee).
[Amended 12-15-2015]
A. 
Staff review: $150.
B. 
Planning Board issued: $250.
A. 
Fee: $50.
[Amended 10-23-2017]
A. 
Minor staff review.
(1) 
Application and notice fee: $100.
(2) 
Review fee: $250.
(3) 
Consulting escrow: $500. Consulting escrow fee may be reduced or increased depending on the scale and complexity of the project.
B. 
Major staff review.
(1) 
Application and notice fee: $100.
(2) 
Review fee: $350.
(3) 
Consulting escrow: $800. Consulting escrow fee may be reduced or increased depending on the scale and complexity of the project.
C. 
Planning Board review.
(1) 
Application and notice fee: $150.
(2) 
Review fee: $500.
(3) 
Consulting escrow: $1,500. Consulting escrow fee may be reduced or increased depending on the scale and complexity of the project.
D. 
Site Plan amendment: classified as per § 229-2B and fee as listed above.
A. 
Permit fee: $150.
A. 
Trash bags for residential household waste as defined in Chapter 235, Article II, shall be $2.50 for a thirty-three-gallon bag and $1.25 for a fourteen-gallon bag.
B. 
Annual hauler's license fee: $100.
C. 
Identification stickers for the use of the Town wood products area and Town garage: $1.
A. 
Permit: $50.
B. 
Liquor license: $10.
C. 
Private catering certificate: $10.
A. 
Minor.
(1) 
Application fee: $100.
(2) 
Planning review fee: $500.
(3) 
Per lot fee: $25.
(4) 
Consulting escrow (per lot or dwelling unit): $100. The consulting escrow fee may be reduced or increased depending on the scale and complexity of the project.
B. 
Major.
(1) 
Application fee: $100.
(2) 
Planning review fee: $1,500.
(3) 
Per lot fee: $100.
(4) 
Consulting escrow (per lot or dwelling unit): $100. The consulting escrow fee may be reduced or increased depending on the scale and complexity of the project.
C. 
Revision.
(1) 
Application fee: $100.
(2) 
Per revised lot fee: $150.
(3) 
Consulting escrow: $350. The consulting escrow fee may be reduced or increased depending on the scale and complexity of the project.
A. 
Aboveground and in-ground: $100.
A. 
Minimum building permit fee: $50.
A. 
Establishment operated by nonprofit organization: no fee.
A. 
One-year renewable permit: $25.
[Amended 12-12-2017]
A. 
Permit for curb loading zone: a service fee of $25 per year or fraction thereof.
B. 
Parking other than parallel: $25.
C. 
Parked facing traffic: $25.
D. 
Parked more than 12 inches from road edge: $25.
E. 
Parking on curb or sidewalk: $25.
F. 
Obstructing traffic: $25.
G. 
Obstructing hydrant: $50.
H. 
Obstructing fire lane: $50.
I. 
Obstructing driveway: $25.
J. 
Vehicle on crosswalk: $25.
K. 
Parking too near intersection: $25.
L. 
Parking too near traffic control device: $25.
M. 
Double parked: $25.
N. 
Parking where prohibited by sign(s): $25.
O. 
Parked within 50 feet of rail crossing: $25.
P. 
Occupying two spaces: $25.
Q. 
Winter parking ban: $25.
R. 
Interfering with snow removal: $25.
S. 
Disability parking space: $100.
T. 
Overtime parking: $25.
A. 
Brush/trees/slash/leaves/grass clippings and other landscape trimmings. Brush/trees/slash is considered any hard or soft wood less than 12 inches in diameter. Lengths up to 12 feet will be accepted. Stumps and wood over 12 inches in diameter will not be accepted.
B. 
Cars and pickup trucks: $5 per load.
C. 
Single-axle trailers up to four feet by six feet: $5 per load.
D. 
All trailers over four feet by six feet: $5 per load.
E. 
Rack-body trucks, one dump: $5 per load.
F. 
One-day pass for all vehicles excluding dump trucks: $10 per day.
G. 
Six-wheeled seven-yard dump trucks: $25 per load.
H. 
Larger loads (wheelers and tri-axle dump trucks) will not be accepted.
I. 
Motor oil and car batteries: must see attendant; no fee.
J. 
Residential annual pass (July 1 to June 30): $25.
K. 
Commercial annual pass (July 1 to June 30)*: $250. *Cumberland yard waste only.
A. 
Domesticated chickens.
(1) 
License fee: $10.
(2) 
Late fee for licenses that have expired: $10.
B. 
Erosion and sedimentation control (§ 315-48).
[Added 8-12-2013]
(1) 
Permit fee: $25.
[Added 2-12-2018]
A. 
License: $50.
B. 
Events: $250 each event; up to $750 maximum per calendar year. There shall be no more than eight events under any individual license.
A. 
Fines for construction without permit. Based on twelve-month permit activity for individual, contractor, or company. This includes building, plumbing and electrical permits.
(1) 
First offense: double fee.
(2) 
Second offense: double fee.
(3) 
Third and subsequent offenses: $2,500 minimum.
A. 
Title 30-A, § 4452, of the Maine Revised Statutes Annotated (fine per violation): $100 to $2,500.
A. 
Violation of any ordinance provision: not more than $100 for each offense.
[Added 1-14-2019]
A. 
Fines for violating any provision of Chapter 92 shall be subject to a fine of:
(1) 
First violation: $100.
(2) 
Second violation: $150.
(3) 
Each subsequent offense: $250.