Town of Islesboro, ME
Waldo County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town of Islesboro 3-15-1971; amended in its entirety 6-6-2012. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Land use — See Ch. 125.
This chapter shall be titled "Town of Islesboro Camping Ordinance" and is enacted under the provisions of 30-A M.R.S.A. § 3001 (Ordinance power).
The purpose of this chapter is to regulate camping in the Town of Islesboro.
Camping on Town-owned property is prohibited.
Camping on Warren Island State Park is permitted subject to the rules of the Maine Department of Conservation Bureau of Parks and Lands.
No camping shall be permitted on private property unless or until:
A. 
Permission is granted to the camper(s) by the owner of the private property and that permission is in writing in the absence of the property owner(s).
B. 
A permit signed by the Town Manager or Town Manger's designee is obtained. The permit shall be granted only after the applicant has satisfied the following conditions:
(1) 
Permission to camp has been obtained from the property owner.
(2) 
Adequate arrangements for the applicant's disposal of sewage and solid waste has been made so no health hazard or public nuisance will be created.
(3) 
The applicant has obtained a fire permit for the use of any open fires.
Campsite placement on any lot, including the area intended for a recreational vehicle, shall have the following setbacks:
A. 
One hundred feet from the normal high-water line of the Meadow Pond.
B. 
Seventy-five feet from the normal high-water line of other water bodies, tributary streams, or from the upland edge of a nonforested wetland.
The penalties contained in 30-A M.R.S.A. § 4452 shall apply to violation of the provisions of this chapter.
Note: As of the date of this chapter the minimum penalty for a specific violation is $100, and the maximum penalty is $2,500.
As used in this chapter the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
CAMPING
The placing or erecting of any temporary structure, vehicle or shelter for the purpose of eating and/or sleeping; or sleeping or intending to sleep outdoors without shelter after sunset and before sunrise; or remaining in or occupying any stationary vehicle after dark for the purpose of eating, sleeping or shelter when no other abode is available in the Town of Islesboro to the occupant(s) of the vehicle. The term "vehicle" shall include, but not be limited to, automobiles, trucks, buses, camper trailers, motor homes, and mobile homes not permanently set in place. The term "structure" shall include, but not be limited to, tents, lean-tos, shacks and huts not owned by the camper(s).
TOWN-OWNED PROPERTY
Property owned by the inhabitants of the Town of Islesboro, all Town roads, Town ways, public ways, private ways and state-aid roads and their rights-of-way in the Town.