Stephen Salsbury

Stephen R. Salsbury, PLS

Registered Professional Land Surveyor : Maine PLS License # 2207


Mr. Salsbury is a second generation owner of Herrick & Salsbury Inc., which began in 1962 as a partnership between Malcolm P. Herrick and Richard C. Salsbury. The corporation of Herrick & Salsbury Inc. was formed in 1968.

Mr. Salsbury began employment with his father in the early 1980's, and began full time work in 1984. Working under the tutelage of his father and several experienced land surveyors for a number of years, Mr. Salsbury became licensed as a land surveyor in 1990 and has also received certification from the State of Maine in code enforcement. He has a broad range of experience in boundary surveying, deed research and analysis, court testimony, residential subdivisions, commercial development and permitting at the local, state and federal levels. Mr. Salsbury is also licensed by the State of Maine to provide third party inspections under the new Maine Uniform Building and Energy Code.


  • Ellsworth High School
  • University of Maine, Associates Degree Program, Civil Engineering/Land Surveying

Professional Summary:

  • Registered Professional Land Surveyor (PLS #2207)
  • Maine DEP Certified Contractor, Erosion Control Practices
  • State of Maine Certified Code Enforcement Officer (#904)
  • EPA RRP Certified
  • Maine Licensed Third Party Inspector (License #2)
  • Co-Owner and President, Herrick & Salsbury Inc.

Continuing Education:

  • Roads and Easements, MSBA, 1996
  • Subdivision Law, MSBA, 1998
  • Wetlands and NRPA Law, MSBA, 1997
  • Wetlands and Erosion Control, Maine DEP, 1999
  • GPS Surveying Seminar, University of Maine, 2000
  • Autocad Mapping, Maine Technical Source, 2001
  • Boundary Law and Landowner Disputes, 2003
  • Unwritten Transfers of Land and Easements by Implication, 2005
  • Professional Liability for Land Surveyors, 2005
  • Attendance at National ACSM Conference, 2005
  • Flood Plain Management Seminar, 2006
  • GPS Technology and Applications, 2007
  • Residential Subdivisions and Land Development, MSBA, 2008
  • Carlson College® Traverse and Network Adjustments, 2009
  • Basic and Advanced Erosion Control Practices, Maine DEP, 2009
  • Code Enforcement Officer Training, Maine State Planning Office, 2010
  • Building and Energy Code Training, Bureau of Building Codes, 2010
  • EPA RRP Lead Paint Training, 2011

Court Testimonies:

  • Moshier vs. Phaneuf, ELL-CV-97-222 (Boundary line dispute in Gouldsboro)​
  • Montague vs. Banks, ELL-CV-93-49 (Boundary line dispute in Swans Island)
  • City Of Ellsworth vs. Shea, ELL-CV-96-50 (Dispute over access to old county road in Ellsworth)
  • Platt vs. Knowles, BAN-CV (Expert witness in car crash. Performed accident scene reconstruction)​
  • Michisk vs. Hardison, ELL-RE-00-084 (Boundary line dispute)
  • Town Of Otis vs. Derr et. al., ELL-CV-99-159 (Zoning violation dispute about the expansion of a non-conforming structure in Otis)
  • Jordan vs. Shea et. al., ELL-RE-97-12 (Right of way dispute in Ellsworth)
  • Alexander vs. Hutchings et. al., ELL-CV-91-68 (Right of way dispute in Gouldsboro)​
  • Rambone vs. Ganem, ELL-CV-RE-00-29 (Boundary dispute in Mariaville)
  • Staples vs. Banks, ELL-CV-RE-99-30 (Boundary dispute in Swans Island)
  • Heber vs. Lucerne-In-Maine Village Corp., BAN-CV-99-149 (Zoning dispute in Dedham)
  • Murch vs. Nash, ELL-RE-01-20 (Right of way dispute on Cranberry Isle)
  • Graves vs. Downey,, ELL-CV-03-38 (Boundary dispute in Mount Desert)
  • Crockett vs. Henderson,, ELL-CV-03-26 (Right of way dispute in Surry)​
  • Gott vs. Merrill,, ELL-RE-04-9 (Right of way dispute in Hancock)
  • Tozier vs. Johnson,, ELL-RE-04-14 (Boundary dispute in Lamoine)​
  • Burr vs. Jordan, ELL-RE-06-31 (Boundary dispute in Ellsworth)
  • LaChance vs. Cliff, BAN-RE-06-110 (Boundary dispute in Hermon)​


  • Ellsworth Planning Board member 1988-1999
  • Ellsworth Board of Appeals 1999-present
  • James Russell Wiggins Service to Youth Award - Downeast Family YMCA, 2003
  • City Of Ellsworth Workforce Housing Study Group, 2003-2004
  • City Of Ellsworth Zoning Update Committee, 2005-present
  • Supporter, Downeast Family Family YMCA
  • Baseball umpire, EMBUA board certified
  • FAA Licensed Private Pilot