Code Enforcement 

Updated 6/25/2020

With an abundance of caution we will be holding walk-in hours by appointment only.  You can sign up for an APPOINTMENT HERE.  

If you do not need to meet with a code enforcement officer and just want to review property files please sign up for an APPOINTMENT HERE.

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.  Walk-in appointments will be limited to 20-25 minutes and will allow for permitting, reviews of new home and commercial construction, plan reviews. When arriving for your appointment please wait outside of the building for a code officer to come and let you in.  Masks will be required in order to enter the building. Please do not sign up for more than one appointment per day.  

Permitting:  Permit applications are being accepted by e-mail, mail, or by walk-in hour appointment. Please scan and e-mail your completed Building Permit Application or Plumbing Permit Application to or by mail through the USPS to: The Town of York Code Enforcement Office, 186 York Street, York, Maine  03909. 

Inspections: We 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 valid building permit must be in place to use this service.   

Some outdoor inspections (i.e. sonotubes, deck framing) are being scheduled and new home construction (with no one on-site).  Videos or pictures of erosion control will be accepted with the date, place and permit number clearly labelled.  Other inspections are also being done by Facetime.  Please continue to use the "Contact Code Enforcement" link above to schedule. 

Plumbing Inspections: 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 to use this service.

*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 contact Code Enforcement directly to arrange for a video or photo inspection.

Septic/Subsurface:  To locate 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

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.  Mail sent by USPS should only be used if absolutely necessary and will be subject to a lengthy delay.

*Please check back for updates*

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.

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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