Private Waterfront Landowners
What are your legal rights and responsibilities to control public use of your property? What is the scope of your ownership and what are its limitations?
Government & Public Entities
Municipalities and governments
have unique tools available for creating and maintaining access and governments have the authority to use their regulatory power on behalf of the public, with restrictions.
What are your coastal access rights and responsibilities? In Maine, waterfront land is owned to the mean low tide by the property owner. Your rights to use that private land are limited to fishing, fowling and navigation.