Maine Revised Statutes

§9326. Electronic issuance of permits

The Director of the Bureau of Forestry shall develop or cause to be developed a system to electronically issue permits for burning in all areas of the State using a publicly accessible site on the Internet. [2013, c. 35, §1 (AMD); 2013, c. 405, Pt. A, §23 (REV).]

The system developed under this section for electronically issuing permits must provide a fire warden with the ability to change the criteria for issuing a permit in a municipality except for times when the director imposes more restrictive criteria or a ban on the issuance of permits. [2005, c. 12, Pt. U, §2 (NEW).]

A person may apply for a permit to burn using the Internet or as otherwise provided in this article. When a person applies for and is issued a permit electronically using the Internet, a fee of $7 must be paid. From the $7 fee, $4 must be deposited in the General Fund, $2 must be transferred to the municipality in which the permit is issued and the remainder of $1 must be used to cover administrative costs. For a permit issued in the unorganized and deorganized areas, from the $7 fee, $6 must be deposited in the General Fund and the remainder of $1 must be used to cover administrative costs. [2013, c. 35, §1 (AMD).]

SECTION HISTORY
2005, c. 12, §U2 (NEW). 2011, c. 657, Pt. W, §7 (REV). 2013, c. 35, §1 (AMD). 2013, c. 405, Pt. A, §23 (REV).