The Portage Lake Office of Code Enforcement helps to protect our lake and our citizens by enforcing the Shoreland Zoning & Land Use codes adopted over the years by the townspeople. The current Code Enforcement Officer (CEO) is Margaret Pierce, and her office hours are Mondays and Thursdays from 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm, or by appiontment. Contact the Town Office @ 435-4361 or email her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Below are PDF versions of the Town Of Portage Lake Ordinances and other applications & paperwork that pertain to the code enforcement operations:

Portage Lake Land Use Ordinances        Portage Lake Building Permit Application 
Portage Lake Shoreland Zoning  Internal Plumbing Application
Portage Lake FloodPlain Management Ordinance  
Portage Lake Land Use District Maps  FAQ's about Septic Systems
Portage Lake Land Use Chart  
Portage Lake Land Use Dimensional Chart  Septic System Design

Building Permit Fees:


Cost of Improvement     Fee Amount
$0--$5,000      $10
$5,001--$35,000      $15
$35,001--$75,000      $30
$75,001--$99,999     $55
$100,000 and over     $2 for every $1,000 cost of construction