Code Enforcement  


(Updated 3/27/2020)

York’s Town Office is closed and the Code Enforcement Office is providing limited services until further notice.

Inspections: In an effort to assist you in minimizing disruption in your work we are encouraging you to contact a Third Party Inspector or a Maine Licensed Engineer or Architect for inspections.  Please be sure to submit the completed "REQUEST FOR USE OF THIRD PARTY INSPECTOR" form and follow up with proof of their inspection. 

A limited number of inspections will be conducted electronically on a case-by-case basis where it is practical to do so. Please contact Code Enforcement directly to arrange for a video or photo inspection.

Licensed plumbers may submit an Affidavit in lieu of an inspection in some cases.  This form must be completed in its entirety and be forwarded to the Code Office either by mail or e-mail.  A valid plumbing permit must be in place.

Permitting:  Permitting also take place on a case-by-case basis. Please scan and e-mail your completed Permit Application or Plumbing Application to or mail by USPS to The Town of York Code Enforcement Office, 186 York Street, York, Maine  03909.

Questions: If you have code questions, please refer to the FAQ’s Section on the Code Enforcement Page of the Town of York Website.  Answers to many of your questions can be found there.   

Contact Us: If you have a pressing matter, please contact us. Although off-site resources are limited, we will do our best to answer your questions.  

* Correspondence, applications and forms should be scanned and 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*

Please access the Code Department’s list of Weekly Building Permits in the Document Center which are updated by Tuesday of the following week.

Walk-in hours:

  • 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.

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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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