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Subdivision Regulations

Below is a table of contents to the City of Saco's Subdivision Regulations. You may download the complete Subdivision Regulation file (in PDF format)  by following this link (File size is 594K).

These regulations are amended through 5/19/15.

ARTICLE 1 PURPOSE 1-1
 
ARTICLE 2 AUTHORITY AND ADMINISTRATION 2-1
 
ARTICLE 3 DEFINITIONS 3-1
 
ARTICLE 4 PREAPPLICATION-OPTIONAL 4-1
4.1 Procedure 4-1
4.2 Submissions 4-1  
 
ARTICLE 5 PRELIMINARY PLAN 5-1
5.1 Procedure 5-1
5.2 Submissions 5-2
 
ARTICLE 6 FINAL PLAN 6-1
6.1 Procedure 6-1
6.2 Submissions 6-2
6.3 Final Approval And Filing 6-3
6.4 Plan Revisions After Approval 6-3
6.5 Substantial Construction 6-3
6.6 Improvements Before House Construction And Phasing 6-4
6.7 Financial And Technical Capacity 6-6
6.8 Public Acceptance Of Streets, Recreation Areas 6-6
6.9 Inspection Of Required Improvements 6-7
6.10 Development According To Improved Plan 6-7
6.11 Mobile Home Park Plans 6-7
 
ARTICLE 7 REVISIONS TO APPROVED PLANS 7-1
7.1 Procedure 7-1
7.2 Submissions 7-1
7.3 Scope of Review 7-1
 
ARTICLE 8 PERFORMANCE GUARANTEE 8-1
8.1 Procedure 8-2
8.2 Evidence of Satisfactory Performance 8-2
8.3 Additional Professional Advice 8-3
8.4 Release of Performance Guarantee 8-3
8.5 Phasing 8-3
8.6 Default 8-3
8.7 Financial Capacity to Meet Subdivision Regulations 8-4
8.8 Technical Ability to Meet Subdivision Regulations 8-5
 
ARTICLE 9 VIOLATIONS AND ENFORCEMENT 9-1
 
ARTICLE 10 GENERAL STANDARDS 10-1
10.1 Subdivision Plan Shall Conform to Comprehensive Plan 10-1
10.2 Retention of Open Spaces and Preservation of Natural or Historic Features 10-1
10.3 Land Not Suitable for Development 10-4
10.4 Subdivision Name 10-5
10.5 Blocks 10-5
10.6 Lots 10-5
10.7 Impact on Ground Water 10-6
10.8 Street Access 10-8
10.9 Street Name, Street Signs, Street Lights 10-10
10.10 Required Improvements 10-10
10.11 Streets 10-10
10.12 Stormwater Management 10-15
10.13 Erosion and Sedimentation Control 10-18
10.14 Easements 10-18
10.15 Utilities 10-19
10.16 Buffers 10-19
10.17 Water Supply 10-21
10.18 Sewage Disposal 10-22
10.19 Sanitary Sewer Design 10-23
10.20 Private Systems 10-24
10.21 Street Trees 10-25
10.22 Street Lighting 10-25
 
ARTICLE 11 REQUIRED IMPROVEMENTS AND CONSTRUCTION STANDARDS 11-1
 
11.1 Basic Requirements 11-1
11.2 Streets and Roadways 11-2
11.3 Clearing and Grubbing 11-2
11.4 Excavation 11-3
11.5 Gravel Sub-base and Base Materials 11-4
11.6 Pavement 11-6
11.7 Street Construction Standards 11-8
11.8 Roadway Embankments and Retaining Walls 11-8
11.9 Curbs and Berms 11-9
11.10 Granite Curb Inlets 11-10
11.11 Design Standards 11-10
11.12 Minimum Safe Sight-Distances for Streets & Driveways 11-11
11.13 Grades, Intersections and Sight Distances 11-11
11.14 Storm and Surface Drainage 11-11
11.15 Sanitary Sewers 11-13
11.16 Water Mains, Valves, Hydrants and Fittings 11-14
11.17 Sidewalks 11-15
11.18 Boundry Markers and Monuments 11-17
11.19 Street Lighting 11-17
11.20 Erosion Control 11-17
11.21 Final Cleaning Up 11-17
11.22 Inspection of Improvements 11-18
11.23 Survey of Improvements as Installed 11-19
11.24 Street Acceptance Description 11-20
 
ARTICLE 12 WAIVERS 12-1
 
ARTICLE 13 APPEALS 13-1
 
ARTICLE 14 SEPARABILITY AND EFFECTIVE DATE 14-1
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