Maine Revised Statutes

Title 30-A. Municipalities and Counties

Part 2. Municipalities

Subpart 2. Organization and Interlocal Corporation

Chapter 115. Interlocal cooperation


ME. REV. STAT. ANN. tit. 30-A, § 2202. Definitions

As used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise indicates, the following terms have the following meanings.

  1. Public agency. “Public agency” means:
    A. Any political subdivision of the State, as defined in section 2252, or any adjoining state; or
    C. Any agency of State Government or the Federal Government.
  1. Party. “Party” means a public agency or the following federally recognized Indian tribes or their political subdivisions:
    A. The Passamaquoddy Tribe; and
    B. The Penobscot Nation.

30-A M.R.S. §2203. Joint exercise of powers

Any power or powers, privileges or authority exercised or capable of exercise by a party to an agreement under this chapter may be exercised and enjoyed jointly or cooperatively with any other party to the extent that federal laws, when applicable, permit the joint or cooperative exercise. When acting jointly or cooperatively with any party, any agency of State Government may exercise all of the powers, privileges and authority conferred by this chapter upon a public agency. [2009, c. 636, Pt. D, §3 (AMD).]

  1. Agreement. Any 2 or more parties may enter into agreements with one another for joint or cooperative action under this chapter. The governing bodies of the participating parties must take appropriate action by ordinance, resolution or other action under law before any such agreement may become effective.


30-A M.R.S. §2204. Filing of agreement

Before becoming effective, an agreement made under this chapter must be filed with the clerk of each concerned municipality and the Secretary of State.