As a Lead Professional, Herrick & Salsbury will work with clients

to navigate the regulatory process of permitting a project

    • constructing a driveway or road
    • retaining wall construction
    • building a home
    • developing a commercial site or a subdivision of land

With the land use regulatory environment becoming ever more complex in the State of Maine, the concept of a Lead Professional assisting clients in evaluating land use criteria for a given project is being realized by Herrick & Salsbury, Inc.

Stephen R. Salsbury is a State of Maine certified Code Enforcement Officer. He demonstrates an understanding of the complexities of land use regulations. Code Enforcement Officers are governed by the Maine State Planning Office.

Developing an application for regulatory approvals can take weeks or months, depending on the scope of development. With our experience we can assess the level of permitting needed for any given project and develop a list of needed permits and estimate a timeline for completion of the permitting process.

Examples of those issues that need to be considered during a permitting process are:

    • local zoning
    • setbacks
    • density of development
    • access to utilities
    • existing soil conditions
    • access to a curb cut or a highway entrance permit
    • essential wildlife habitat
    • flood plains
    • storm water management
    • wetlands
    • total amount of disturbed area
    • total amount of impervious area
    • impact on historic sites
    • subdivision law
    • site location law

Each of these issues could be within the jurisdiction of local, state or federal regulatory agencies.