Featured: Winter Parking Ban & Overnight Parking

Winter Parking Ban in effect from December 1 to April 1. During the winter months, public parking lots at Waterman Drive and the Boat Launch at Bug Light Park are available for city residents and their guests to temporarily park during the winter parking ban. Read More

Short Term Residential Rentals & Registration
On November 6, 2018, South Portland voters reaffirmed the short term rental ordinance amendments the City Council has been working on for over a year, which expressly allow hosted home stays and prohibit non-hosted home stays in residential zoning districts. Read More
Clear Skies Legal Defense Fund
After a four day trial in U.S. District Court in Portland in June, the judge ruled in favor of the City of South Portland. Portland Pipeline is now appealing the decision which will result in costly defense in front of the appeals court in Boston. Read More
Winter Plow Operations/Snow Removal
South Portland's Department of Public Works is committed to removing the snow and ice from streets as rapidly as possible to enable mobility and safe driving conditions throughout the winter months. Read the Winter Operations brochure here. Read More

To see all scheduled City Committee Meetings visit the Calendar

For the Week of December 17:
12/17/18   Conservation Commission
12/17/18   Board of Appeals 
12/18/18   New Councilor Orientation (1:00pm in Council Chambers, City Hall)
12/18/18   City Council Meeting
12/19/18   Energy & Recycling Committee
12/19/18   Bike/Ped Committee
12/20/18   Civil Service Commission
12/20/18   Comprehensive Plan Implementation Committee



Responses to Questions Asked at recent Council Meetings:

Questions regarding the current use and management of the Portland Street Pier

"Under the proposed medical marijuana ordinance, how and who would determine marijuana odors at property lines?"

Response from Joshua Reny, Assistant City Manager:   "This will be a challenging issue, but it ultimately comes down to a determination by the Code Enforcement Officer whether a marijuana business is in violation of the Performance Standard on Odor Management. The CEO would likely have to visit the property on multiple occasions to confirm whether there is a persistent odor issue and it is detectable off premises. If in the judgement of the CEO the odor is detectable, the business would be given an opportunity to remediate the issue, and if they are unable or unwilling then a violation may result.

Because odors can be challenging to control, a cultivation business should carefully consider where it locates to mitigate the risk of running afoul of the Odor Management regulations."

Questions from Rosemarie DeAngelis to the City Manager (with responses) - from 09/18/18
Questions from Rosemarie DeAngelis to the City Manager (with responses) - from 10/16/18

Questions about Willard Beach answered by Patrick Cloutier, Director of Water Resource Protection
Willard Beach Drainage Map from Patrick Cloutier, Director of Water Resource Protection

South Portland City Hall
25 Cottage Road
South Portland, ME 04106
(207) 767-3201

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The Treasury Office and the City Clerk's Office remain open on Thursday  evenings until 6:30pm for the convenience of the public.



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All city offices, including Public Works and the Transfer Facility, will be closed on the following dates:

Columbus Day                             October 8                
Veterans Day (Observed)             November 12             
Thanksgiving Day                        November 22                          
Christmas                                   December 25                          
New Year’s Day 2019                   January 1     

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