Maine Revised Statutes

§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).