Code Enforcement 

Updated 9/30/2020

The Building Permit fee is now $10.00 per $1,000. of the construction project cost        (calculate 1% of the project cost).  There is a $50.00 minimum fee.  Click on the following links to access Building Permit and Plumbing/Subsurface Fees.           

Inspections: **Effective October 1, 2020, we will no longer accept affidavits and/or videos in place of plumbing or electrical inspections**        

    Permit Applications Building Permit Application or Plumbing Permit Application

Meeting with a Code Officer and Permitting: With an abundance of caution Code Enforcement Officers will be available by appointment to meet with you.  Appointments will be limited to 20-25 minutes and will allow for permitting, reviews of new home and commercial construction, plan reviews, and to answer questions. When arriving for your appointment go directly to the door monitor and and let the monitor know that you are here for a Code Enforcement appointment.  Masks will be required in order to enter the building, and only one person can meet with a code officer at a time. You can sign up for an APPOINTMENT HERE.  Please do not sign up for more than one appointment per day.  

Please recognize that we can meet most of your needs via e-mail; and the answers to many of your questions can be found in the FAQ’s Section on the Code Enforcement Page.

Inspections: **Effective October 1, 2020, we will no longer accept affidavits and/or videos in place of plumbing or electrical inspections** Please call the office at (207) 363-1002 or use the Contact Code Enforcement link to schedule. We do allow inspections to be done by Third Party Inspectors and Maine Licensed Engineers. You must submit their signed inspection report along with the "Request For Use Of Third Party Inspector" form. A valid building permit must be in place to use this service.  We do not allow Third Party Inspectors, Maine Licensed Engineers or Architects to perform external plumbing inspections (septic systems), internal plumbing inspections, or final inspections of any kind; you must contact the Code Office to perform these inspections.  

Septic/Subsurface Design Requests:  To obtain a copy of a septic design visit the State of Maine’s Septic System Permit Search Service.  Subsurface Applications and Variance Requests should be e-mailed to

Access to Property Files: If you do not need to meet with a code enforcement officer and just want to look at property files please sign up for an APPOINTMENT HERE.

*Correspondence, applications and forms should be e-mailed to or mailed via USPS to The Town of York Code Enforcement Office, 186 York Street, York, Maine  03909. 

*Please check back for updates*

Walk-in hours by appointment:

  • Monday 8-11:40am
  • Tuesday 1-4pm
  • Wednesday 1-4pm 
  • Thursday 8-11:40am
  • Friday 8-11:40am
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The Code Enforcement Office administers the Zoning Ordinance, State and Federal regulations, and building codes.

Seal of York, ME

clock-15mins_1_largeMost questions and permitting can be addressed in a 15 minute visit during our walk-in hours; however, if your visit is for a new home, or commercial project you may be asked to schedule an appointment with a Code Enforcement Officer.

If you are planning to re-build or build a new home you will be asked to put together a packet of items for review prior to being issued a Building Permit. You can submit this packet of items to the Code Enforcement Office anytime between 8:00 - 4:30 Monday through Friday.  After the packet is reviewed, you will be contacted for an appointment for the permit to be issued.  This process generally takes about 2 weeks.

Please contact Catherine if you have any questions.

Code Changes from 2009 to 2015

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Maine Licensed Third-Party Inspectors allowed in York for the following inspections:  framing, residential electric, insulation, footings, water proofing, perimeter drains, and foundations.  MUST SUBMIT REQUEST FORM TO CEO PRIOR TO USE. 

 Licensed Third-Party Inspectors List



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