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Posted on: February 17, 2021

Public Hearing 3/16/21 on Vacation Rentals Ordinance Amendment

The Bar Harbor Town Council will hold a public hearing Tuesday, March16, 2021 at 5:00 pm by video conference to consider the following amendment to the Town Code. Comments may be emailed in advance to the Council Chair at to be read during the hearing or through the Zoom webinar using the raise hand function. For more information, call 207-288-4098.


Vacation Rentals Ordinance Amendment

Town of Bar Harbor



An Amendment to replace references to the Fire Department with the Code Enforcement Department.


The Town of Bar Harbor hereby ordains that Chapter 190, Vacation Rentals, of the Town Code is amended as follows:


[Please Note: Old language is stricken.  New language is underlined.]



§ 190-3 Registration; procedure. 


D.       A registration card shall be issued to the property owner upon submission of the completed form and payment of any fees as may be set from time to time by the Town Council. The card shall certify that the applicant has met all requirements in this chapter and the Land Use Ordinance as attested by both the Fire Chief and the Code Enforcement Officer or his/her designee. 


§ 190-4 Inspections; compliance with certain regulations. 

A.       All vacation rentals shall be inspected initially by the Fire Department Code Enforcement Officer or his/her designee for life safety requirements. 


§ 190-5 Enforcement; violations; appeals. 


C.       Appeals. An appeal from the action of code enforcement or the Fire Department may be sought through the powers and responsibilities in the Land Use Ordinance, Chapter 125, § 125-103, Administrative appeals.

 [End of Ordinance]

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