Code Enforcement Officer
Monday – 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Tuesday – 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Wednesday – 1:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Thursday – 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Friday – 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
New Record search for copies of septic systems: https://www1.maine.gov/cgi-bin/online/mecdc/septicplans/index.pl
THE MONTH OF MAY HAS BEEN DECLARED SPRING CLEANING MONTH Letters are going out to several properties asking that junk, debris and trash are cleaned up. Not everyone will get a letter. As I see yards that need cleaning up or as complaints are received, letters will go out as a gentle reminder. In June, if clean up has not been attempted, another more formal letter will be mailed requiring clean up within a shorter period of time.
PLEASE READ RE: WATER FILTRATION SYSTEMS It has come to my attention that water filtration systems are being installed without a plumbing permit. A permit is required and the permit requires a licensed plumber. This office is not interested in back permitting systems that were installed without permits. However, one potential environmental hazard is that the waste water from the filtration system cannot be drained directly onto the ground. It also cannot be dumped into the septic system unless the system is designed for the flow of water it puts out. Please contact me if you have questions or concerns about making sure your system is dumping the waste correctly.
BUILDING PERMIT AND ELECTRIC PERMIT FEES HAVE BEEN INCREASED EFFECTIVE 2/21/17
Building Inspections scheduled as needed. Inspections will be done in the morning from 9 AM – 11 AM, or afternoons from 2 PM – 4 PM. I will make every attempt to be in the office between 11-2. If no inspections are scheduled CEO will be in office. Office appointments can be scheduled.
Plumbing and Electric permits must be applied for by the licensed plumber or electrician. (A homeowner may obtain a plumbing or electric permit if they are doing their own work in the house they live in as their primary residence)
Electric permits can be obtained through the Code Enforcement office during regular business hours.
Do you need to get a building permit?
Section 7.2 of the zoning ordinance states: “After the effective date of this Ordinance, no building or
other structure shall be erected, moved or enlarged in area (including gross floor area) or volume without a permit issued by the Code Enforcement Officer. No building permit shall be issued except in conformity with the provisions of this ordinance or by written order from the Zoning Board of Appeals. A building permit shall not be required for the replacement of roofing, siding and windows if no structural changes to the building are required as part of such work; the Code Enforcement Officer shall be consulted before starting work.”
If you do start work that requires a permit (building, plumbing or electric) before getting a permit, the permit fee with be double or have a $200 penalty charged. Sheds and swimming pools require a building permit.
Shoreland zone DEP contact information:
Contact local DEP with questions related to any ground disturbance or construction within 75 feet of a water body please call 822-6300 to see if a permit from this is required. You can pick up a permit by rule form and the guidelines for submission from the code enforcement office.
Clearing of vegetation in the Shoreland Zone
Zoning Map 2014
Shoreland Zoning Map
Plumbing Permit Application
New Building Permit APPLICATION
Shoreland Building Permit Application
Shoreland Zoning Application Planning Board
Site Plan Application
driveway entrance application
Permit pricing (FEES HAVE INCREASED EFFECTIVE 2/21/17)
FAQ building code
Shoreland Zoning Buffer Standards
Limits of Authority