§2495. Issuance of licenses

Link to law: http://legislature.maine.gov/legis/statutes/22/title22sec2495.html
Published: 2015

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§2495. Issuance of licenses

The department shall, within 30 days following receipt of application, issue an annual
license to operate any eating establishment, eating and lodging place, lodging place,
recreational camp, youth camp or campground that is found to comply with this chapter and the rules adopted by the department. [2011, c. 193, Pt. B, §3 (AMD).]

When any initial applicant is found, based upon an inspection by the department or
by municipal inspection made according to section 2499, not in compliance with the
requirements of this chapter or departmental regulations adopted and approved pursuant
to section 2496 or 2499, subsection 1, the department may refuse issuance of the initial
license, but shall issue a conditional license, except when conditions are found that
present a serious danger to the health and safety of the public. A conditional license
may not exceed 90 days. Failure by the conditional licensee to meet the conditions
specified by the department permits the department to void the conditional license. [2003, c. 673, Pt. X, §2 (AMD).]

The conditional license shall be void when the department has delivered in hand or
by certified mail a written notice to the conditional licensee or, if the licensee
cannot be reached for service in hand or by certified mail, has left notice thereof
at the facility. [1981, c. 203, §1 (RPR).]

The department may redistribute expiration dates for new and renewed licenses to provide
for comparable distribution of licenses on a quarterly basis throughout the year and
shall prorate the fees for licenses with a term less or more than one year. The prescribed
fee shall accompany the application for a new license, or the renewal of a license. [1981, c. 203, §1 (RPR).]

Licenses shall be renewed upon application therefor and upon payment of the prescribed
fee and subject to compliance with regulations of the department and with this chapter.
The department shall provide licensees with notice of the need for renewal and necessary
forms no less than 30 days prior to the expiration of the license. [1981, c. 203, §1 (RPR).]

The issuance of the license provided for in this chapter does not provide exemption
from other state or local laws, ordinances or regulations, notwithstanding any other
provision of law. [1981, c. 203, §1 (RPR).]

Licenses erroneously issued by the department are void and shall be returned to the
department on demand in a notice delivered by hand or by certified mail to the licensee.
For cause, the department may revoke or suspend any license pursuant to section 2500. [1981, c. 203, §1 (RPR).]


1975, c. 496, §3 (NEW).
1977, c. 459, (AMD).
1981, c. 203, §1 (RPR).
1983, c. 553, §21 (AMD).
2003, c. 673, §X2 (AMD).
2009, c. 211, Pt. A, §8 (AMD).
2011, c. 193, Pt. B, §3 (AMD).