Code Enforcement

Responsibilities of Code Enforcement Officer

The North Berwick Code Enforcement Officer administers the Zoning Ordinance and Building Codes for the Town of North Berwick.

The department is also charged with the enforcement of the Shoreland Zoning, the State of Maine Internal Plumbing Rules, the State of Maine Subsurface Wastewater Disposal Rules and Floodplain Management Ordinance. Each Ordinance has specific administrative procedures for the review of applications, inspections and enforcement.

In addition to the rules that we administer, we are also required to enforce dozens of other state and federal land use rules, regulations and laws. 

The Code Enforcement Office also provides staffing and assistance to the Planning Board and the Zoning Board of Appeals.

The Code Enforcement Officer also acts as the Town's Health Officer. 

Town Building Code: "MUBEC"

Please be advised, pursuant to 10 M.R.S. § 9724(1), that the applicable building code of the Town of North Berwick is the Maine Uniform Building and Energy Code ("MUBEC"). MUBEC consists, in part, of the 2015 versions of the International Residential Code (IRC) and the International Building Code (IBC).  All construction in the Town of North Berwick must comply with applicable standards of MUBEC.

The following building codes are in effect: the 2015 International Residential (IRC) and 2015 International Building (IBC), the 2015 International Existing Building Code (IEBC). The 2009 IECC (Energy Code) will continue to be used.

The Town also enforces the National Electrical Code and NFPA Life Safety Codes.

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Matt LeConte Code Enforcement (207) 676-3353 Opt. 2