Planning Logo Circle

829 Sawyer Street

(Former Hamlin School Building)

Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 7:30AM to 5:00PM

Tuesday 9:00AM to 5:00PM

Friday: CLOSED

Phone number: 207-767-7603


The mission of the Planning Division within the Planning & Development Department is to promote a safe, attractive, equitable and prosperous South Portland. The Division strives to achieve this through our service areas and strategic approach:


  1. Current Planning: overseeing development project review with the citizen Planning Board
  2. Maintenance and enforcement of land use regulations
  3. Long range planning for our community and its neighborhoods
  4. Facilitating desirable forms of economic activity and development
  5. Protecting the City’s tax base to support municipal services by attracting investment
  6. Protecting the natural environment and promoting excellence in the design of the built environment
  7. Providing decision-makers with quality information and analysis of alternatives
  8. Meaningful community engagement
  9. Board, Committee, and Commission representation
  10. Collaboration with City, community, and state or regional partners


Planning Board Active and Recent Projects:

Active Projects Map_small

Map of active and recent planning projects


Zoning & Comprehensive Plan                     Accessory Dwelling Units
Zoning Map       ADU Map


The City's official zoning map in PDF format is available here: Zoning Map - Updated through January, 2022


To access the City's Zoning Ordinance and Subdivision Ordinance, refer to the City's Code of Ordinances and Charter webpage: