Upon Highlands Council approval of a Petition for Plan Conformance, municipalities will initiate the process of integrating the land use and resource management requirements of the Highlands Act into local planning  and regulatory documents. The Highlands Council has developed the following model documents to assist municipalities. To view samples of completed documents visit individual municipal pages.

If you are unsure which model documents to use, please contact your Highlands Council municipal liaison.

Document Applicability Release date
Planning Area Petition Ordinance

Planning Area (.doc)

April 2011

Master Plan Reexamination Report and Resolution

Whole Municipality (.doc)

March 2012

Highlands Referral Ordinance   Planning Area (.doc)
October 2016
Preservation Area (.doc)
October 2016
Planning and Preservation Area (.doc)
October 2016
Highlands Referral Ordinance Determination Template
 
for towns WITH Adopted Highlands Area Exemption Ordinance (.doc)
October 2016
for towns WITHOUT Adopted Highlands Area Exemption Ordinance (.doc)
October 2016
Model Highlands Element for Municipal Master Plans   Planning Area(.doc) December 2012
Preservation Area (.doc)
December 2012
Planning and Preservation Area (.doc)
December 2012
Model Highlands Land Use Ordinance for Municipalities
  
Planning Area (.doc)
July 2016
Preservation Area (.doc)
July 2016
Planning and Preservation Area (.doc)
July 2016