code of ordinances

City of Portland, Maine Code of Ordinances last updated July, 2003. This online copy is provided for information only. Every effort is made to ensure its accuracy; however, if you need an official copy, contact the Legal Department at 874-8480 or the City Clerk Department at 874-8677. There is a charge for hard copies.

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Item Last Revision
City Charter 12/06/2012
Chapter 1 General Provisions 12/1/2000
Chapter 2 Administration 6/17/2010
Chapter 2.5 Alarm Systems 9/16/2010
Chapter 3 Alcoholic Beverages 12/1/2000
Chapter 4 Amusements 6/07/2012
Chapter 5 Animals and Fowl 5/17/2010
Chapter 6 Buildings and Building Regulations 12/04/2013
Chapter 7 Cemeteries 12/1/2000
Chapter 8 Reserved 12/20/2006
Chapter 9 Elections 03/26/2014
Chapter 10 Prevention and Protection 8/01/2012
Chapter 11 Food and Food Handlers 12/19/2012
Chapter 12 Garbage, Wastes and Junk 5/02/2012
Chapter 13 General Assistance 6/20/2012
Chapter 13.5 Human Rights 12/1/2000
Chapter 13.6 Domestic Partnership 7/20/2005
Chapter 14 Land Use 8/15/2013
Chapter 15 Licenses and Permits 6/20/2013
Chapter 16 Massage Establishments 11/20/2003
Chapter 17 Offenses, Miscellaneous Provisions 12/06/2013
Chapter 18 Parks, Recreation and Public Building 4/15/2010
Chapter 19 Peddlers And Solicitors 11/07/2013
Chapter 20 Police 12/1/2000
Chapter 21 Public Markets 4/23/2013
Chapter 22 Rodent And Vermin Control 12/1/2000
Chapter 23 Secondhand Goods 7/4/2012
Chapter 24 Sewers 7/1/2013
Chapter 25 Streets, Sidewalks And Other Public Places 10/19/2012
Chapter 26 Swimming Pools 12/1/2000
Chapter 27 Broadband Telecommunications Network 1/1/2009
Chapter 28 Traffic And Motor Vehicles 12/04/2013
Chapter 29 Vegetation 12/1/2000
Chapter 30 Vehicles For Hire 9/16/2010
Chapter 31 Scrap Metal Recycling Facilities 7/19/2006
Chapter 32 Storm Water 9/17/2009
Code Index 10/19/2005

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Table of Contents (TOC) 11/20/2008