The Code Enforcement Office is responsible for the administering and enforcement of all City ordinances, as well as adopted codes relating to building construction and property maintenance.
The Office is comprised of seven positions, each of which is assigned to a specific area of expertise, although most have been cross-trained in other facets of the Office. These individuals are:
We are a progressive and active Office, following strict adherence to the Codes adopted by the State of Maine. Currently, this office follows guidelines established by the International Building Code 2009, the International Residential Code 2009, the International Existing Building Code 2009, the International Residential and Commercial Energy Code 2009, the International Residential and Commercial Ventilation Code 2009, and the Uniform Plumbing Code 2015 and the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) Codes, specifically:
State of Maine Oil & Solid Fuel Board Laws and Rules
International Property Maintenance Code 2009 (IPMC),
Although we have listed the primary codes and guidelines that we follow, please understand that these rules can change without notice and new codes are always being developed and considered for inclusion. The Maine State Revised Statutes (M.R.S.A.) also governs and dictates how some aspects of the codes are determined and enforced.
Below are some applications that can be downloaded and printed. Please be aware that permits are not issued the same day they are applied for. The applications and any plans submitted will need to be reviewed and entered into the system before they can be issued and paid for.