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.
Permit Applications: In addition to applying for a permit during an appointment, applications are also being accepted by e-mail and USPS. Please e-mail your completed Building Permit Application or Plumbing Permit Application to email@example.com or mail USPS to: The Town of York Code Enforcement Office, 186 York Street, York, Maine 03909.
Affidavit Inspections: Temporarily (until October 1st), Licensed Plumbers may submit an Affidavit and 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 e-mail or USPS. A valid plumbing permit must be in place to use this service. Maine Licensed Master Electrician's may also submit an Affidavit in Lieu of an inspection until October 1st.
Inspections: **Effective October 1, 2020, we will no longer accept affidavits 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; you must contact the Code Office to perform these inspections.
Videos or pictures of erosion control will be accepted with the date, place and permit number clearly labelled. A limited number of building and plumbing inspections will be conducted electronically on a case-by-case basis where it is practical to do so. Please call Code Enforcement (207) 363-1002, ext 1 to arrange for an on-site, Facetime, video or photo inspection.
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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Walk-in hours by appointment:
- Monday 8-11:40am
- Tuesday 1-4pm
- Wednesday 1-4pm
- Thursday 8-11:40am
- Friday 8-11:40am
The Code Enforcement Office administers the Zoning Ordinance, State and Federal regulations, and building codes.
Most 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.
- 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