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**
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. If you are unable to come into the Town Office, please indicate a "Phone Consultation" with the property address in the "Address for Your Project" box. A Code Enforcement Officer will call you at your appointment time.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
*Correspondence, applications and forms should be e-mailed to email@example.com or mailed via USPS to The Town of York Code Enforcement Office, 186 York Street, York, Maine 03909.
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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. 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.
- 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