Code Enforcement

Code Enforcement Officer / Land Use Director
Patti McKenna
Phone: 207-247-0647
Cell: 468-3220 (this number is for inspections and for Health Officer related emergencies only)  General questions must use the office #.
Fax: 207-499-7563
ceo@lyman-me.gov 

Effective immediately the town hall is closed to the public.  I will be working from home and coming in periodically to process permits.  You can mail them, email them, drop them in the drop box at the front door.    I will be doing inspections on an as needed basis.   I have provided an affidavit form for plumbing and electric inspections.   I will do what I can to keep the process of this office running as smoothly as possible.   If you need an inspection please call or text my cell phone at 468-3220.   If you have a general question, please leave a message on the office phone 247-0647 or send an email and I will respond at my earliest convenience.   Be well and stay safe.

Plumbing and electric permit applications can be downloaded from this page.  There is also an affidavit that can be downloaded for inspections that we can’t perform due to this emergency.   Applications can be mailed, emailed or dropped in the mail slot at the front door.  We will do everything we can to keep everyone working and legal.   The links are listed directly below:

electric permit application

plumbing application

AFFIDAVIT

Office Hours:
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

Road list – town maintained road list    

New Record search for copies of septic systems:  https://www1.maine.gov/cgi-bin/online/mecdc/septicplans/index.pl

 

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 Inspector
Marcel Desrosiers
Phone: 207-286-6866
lyman.electrical.inspector@gmail.com

Electric permits can be obtained through the Code Enforcement office during regular business hours.

3/4/2020 UPDATE:   With the recent additional rebates offered by the state on mini split heat pumps, we feel it necessary to inform our residents that those installations require an electric permit and inspections.   All companies should be aware that these installations require a permit but we have been finding quite a few installations done without permits.  We also find some installation errors and electric code violations that could cause you problems.  I also like to remind people that if you have an insurance claim and the insurance company does research and discovers there was an electric installation without permits or inspections, it is quite likely they won’t pay a claim.  We do like to protect our residents and it isn’t always  about the paperwork or permit fee.   We genuinely care. 

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 $250 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 application
New Building Permit APPLICATION
Shoreland Building Permit Application
Shoreland Zoning Application Planning Board
Site Review Application Form
driveway entrance application
Permit pricing (FEES HAVE INCREASED EFFECTIVE 2/21/17)
FAQ building code
Shoreland Zoning Buffer Standards
Limits of Authority     
Chimney disclosure law and form

monthly report for January 2020
monthly report for February 2020

Annual report for 2019