Land Use




Maine Community


HCPC Services

News, Newsletters and Press Releases

Municipal Contact Form


Web site Language Options

Find HCPC on Facebook

Find HCPC on Facebook

Hancock County
Planning Commission

A voluntary association of governments in Hancock County, Maine

HCPC has been providing planning and related government-support assistance to Hancock County municipalities since 1970. Our services now include special projects such as support for healthy communities, housing and community development planning and hazardous waste planning. Explore these developments along with our ongoing work in land use, transportation, economic development, solid waste and recycling:

Quick Link to Spring 2014 Newsletter


Sign up for HCPC Newsletter and News Blasts

Many New Grants Opportunities Shoreland Zoning Guidelines
Comprehensive Planning Legal Update: When is a Lot Created?
CDBG News Public Access to Beaches
MaineDOT Map Service Recycling Clothing
Compost Bin Sale Crowd-sourcing County Asset Map

Striking a Balance Forum: Geographic Information Systems for Assessing, Planning and Permitting - Thursday, April 24, 2014

  • Update municipal tax maps and assessing procedures for greater efficiency
  • Facilitate CEO and planning board development review and environmental permitting
  • Inform decisions for transportation, land use, economic development, housing and more

This session qualifies for CEU credits for assessors and code enforcement officers.
(Press release)

Compost Bin FlyerEarth MachineAnnual Backyard Compost Bin Sale

Order now through May 3.

Pick Up Your Ordered Items at:
Hancock County Planning Commission
395 State Street, Ellsworth 04605
M-F 8-4:30pm starting May 27, 2014

Open Space Planning for Bar Harbor

Thursday, April 17 6:00 - 8:00 PM MDI High School Library 1081 Eagle Lake Road, Bar Harbor

A community forum to solicit public input for protecting open spaces. For more information, contact Jill Webber jill.webber@roadrunner.com.

Maine Department of Marine Resources Announces Grant Program for Working Waterfront Preservation. Dealine for Proposals, May 6, 2014. Contact HCPC if you need assistance. These grants can assist businesses, communities and non-profits in purchasing development rights for working waterfronts.

For more information and and application packages contact Dick Clime, CEI, P.O. Box 268, Wiscasset, ME 04578, tel. (207) 882-5191, rdc@ceimaine.org

Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands announces Request for Proposals for Boating Facilities Grants Fund (Proposal Deadline: June 25, 2014 / Pre-application inspection must be requested by May 14) Funds may be used for aquisition, development or renovation for public recreational boat access. Grants require a minimum 50% match. Information and application forms are posted to: www.maine.gov/dacf/parks/grants/boating_facilities_fund.html

Maine Department of Transportation Drafts Request for Proposals for Planning Partnership Initiative (Proposal Deadline: Not Applicable) A new program is under design for transportation planning that encourages towns to apply for funding of specific planning projects that can be completed in four to nine months. As proposed, towns would be responsible for 50% of the total project cost. See the draft guidelines here. Contact Jim Fisher at HCPC if you have questions. We will post the final announcement when it is available.

Mission and Services

Select town for detailed information

Click on town for detailed information

HCPC, 395 State Street, Ellsworth, ME 04605
Voice: (207) 667-7131 Fax: (207) 667-2099
EMail: hcpc@hcpcme.org - Map to HCPC

The Hancock County Planning Commission prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation or marital or family status. The HCPC is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Search the HCPC Web site

HCPC Search

Great Pond Amherst Aurora Osborn Mariaville Waltham Eastbrook Otis Dedham Bucksport Verona Island Orland Ellsworth Franklin Hancock Sullivan Penobscot Blue Hill Castine Brooksville Brooklin Deer Isle Sedgwick Stonington Swans Island Surry Trenton Tremont Lamoine Bar Harbor Mount Desert Frenchboro Southwest Harbor Cranberry Isles Sorrento Gouldsboro Winter Harbor Unorganized Territories - Townships Unorganized Territories - Townships