Code Enforcement department is staffed by a part-time State
Certified Code Enforcement Officer/Licensed Plumbing Inspector
(CEO/LPI). The department is responsible for enforcement of all land
use violations and administration of Land Use Ordinances and
permitting. The department provides staff support for the Planning
and Appeals Boards. The department is responsible for building
construction and plan review in accordance with the International Building
Codes 2006 and Life Safety Codes. The Land Use Ordinance provides for
permitting and approval of most projects by the CEO which eliminates
site plan review by the Planning Board.
The Town has made a
very conscious effort to update land use codes and ordinances to
facilitate and encourage economic development. The permitting
process has been streamlined and is performance based to reduce
approval time for applicants by allowing the CEO to permit within 24
hours, approved uses in a particular zone.
The Town has the
following codes ordinances:
(2009), approved by State Planning Office as meeting state
Growth Management Plan.
Land Use Ordinance (1996),
Revised to create additional commercial zones and commercial uses.
This is the zoning ordinance regulating uses in the different zones
and is written to allow flexibility in interpretation. Includes zone
locations and approved uses in individual zones.
Shoreland Zoning Ordinance (1989), This ordinance
regulates all uses within 250 feet of a water body.
Plain Ordinance, (1989), regulates uses and construction methods
within the 100 year flood plain.
(1994). provides standards for the division of land and some
buildings. Also regulates road construction, utilities and lot
State of Maine Plumbing Code, this code
regulates the use and installation of plumbing and sub-surface waste
disposal. Is administered and enforced by the municipal licensed
State of Maine Electrical
Building Codes are the following:
International Building Code 2006
International Residential Code 2006
International Property Maintenance Code 2006