TOWN OF BENTON, MAINE

Planning Board



Ross Nason

478-1813, Email:  rnason@kvcog.org

Office Hours- Tuesday's 8:00-12:00


While the Planning Board issues Shoreland Zoning and Conditional Use Permits, the Code Enforcement Officer is able to take action on many projects and building permits that don't requirePlanning Board action or approval.  Any questions should be referred to the CEO, Ross Nason 478-1813, and he will advise applicants if Planning Board approval/action is required.

For rules regarding setbacks and minimum lot sizes, refer to the Land Use Ordinance Manual which is listed under our CEO on this page.


The following standards for single-family detached dwellings are excerpted from the Land Use Ordinance manual:

Minimum Lot size (for single family detached dwelling). 
       10,000 sq. ft. (sewered) - Village, Industrial and Growth Districts
       20,000 sq. ft. (unsewered) - Village, Industrial and Growth Districts
       30,000 sq. ft. - Rural District.

Minimum Street Frontage.
       125 feet - Village and Growth Districts 
       150 feet - Rural and Industrial Districts

Minimum Front Setback.
       15 feet - Village and Growth Districts
       25 feet - Rural District
       50 feet - Industrial District

Minimum Side Setback and Rear Setback.
       10 feet [Residential] - Village, Industrial, Rural and Growth Districts 
       20 feet [Commercial, Industrial, Other] - Village, Industrial, Rural and Growth Districts

Any questions should be referred to the CEO, Ross Nason 478-1813

Leo Caron- Chair

Patricia Lanning- Co-Chair
Darcy Dow- Alt, Secretary
Kathy Bolster
Lance Shores

June Caron- Alt.
Daniel Bealieu-Alt, Co-Secretary



The Benton Planning Board meets at 7:00 PM on the second Tuesday of every month at the Benton Town Office.  The meeting is open to the public.  General concerns or questions will be handled by the Board.  However, anyone with business for the Planning Board including permits and conditional use applications should contact the Code Enforcement Officer, Ross Nason 478-1813 to be put on the agenda for the meeting.  Requests to be on the agenda must be made at least 7 days prior to the meeting date.



Code Enforcement Officer/ Licensed Plumbing Inspector/ Health Officer:  

Land Use Ordinance Manual *FOR REFERENCE ONLY*
Benton Zoning Map
Rural District Basic Information
Village and Growth District Info
Industrial District Basic Information


Land Use Application


Plumbing Appliaction


Copies of tax cards can be e-mailed.  To receive a tax card via e-mail, call (453-7191), fax (453-4428) or e-mail ( bentonstaff@gmail.com ) - the Town Office staff.