THE YORK CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICE IS OPERATING DAILY FROM 9am to 4pm
PLEASE CALL (207) 363-1002 OR SEND AN EMAIL FOR YOUR INSPECTIONS AND OFFICE APPOINTMENTS
** No Walk-In's allowed - Everything is by appointment only **
Based on the complexity and frequency of requests and office priorities at this time, responses from the Code Enforcement Office Administration may take up to 10 business days. A Code Enforcement Office Administrator will contact you with a response as soon as possible. Any contact is taken in order of when received and the availability of the administrator.
The Building Permit fee is now $10.00 per $1,000.00 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**
Meeting with a Code Officer and Permitting: Code Enforcement Officers are available by appointment for in-person and phone consultations. Any questions related to applications must be answered by a code enforcement officer via a scheduled appointment.
Please be advised that it may take up to 30 days to make a determination on a complete permit application (30-A-M.R.S. § 4103).
In-person appointments of no more than TWO individuals will be available only at the Code Enforcement Office. Masks are required when visiting the Office. Appointments will be limited to 20-25 minutes and will allow for permitting, reviews of new home and commercial constructions, plan reviews, and to answer any property questions.
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, please visit the State of Maine’s Septic System Permit Search Service. Subsurface Applications and Variance Requests should be e-mailed to email@example.com.
Correspondences, Permit Applications, Fees, and Forms can also be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, or can be placed in the green drop box outside the Town Hall to the Attn: Code Enforcement, or can be mailed via USPS to: The Town of York Code Enforcement Office, 186 York Street, York, Maine 03909.
*Please check back for updates*
The Code Enforcement Office administers the Zoning Ordinance, State and Federal regulations, and building codes.
Most questions and permitting can be addressed in a 25 minute appointment; however, if your visit is for a new home, or commercial project you may be asked to schedule a longer 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, closed every Wednesday at noon. 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 Reenie if you have any questions.
- A 90-day appeal period for the community and citizens begins August 1 and ends on October 29, 2018. All appeals must be submitted prior to the end of the 90-day appeal period to the Town to be forwarded to FEMA for review.
- PFIRM Maps
- York Appeal Period of FEMA Maps
- Criteria for Appeal
- FEMA Notice
- Scientific Resolution Panels
- Federal Register Posting
- York Flood Information and Maps