Code Enforcement Officer - Local Plumbing Inspector - E911 Addressing Officer
Monday - Friday: 7:30 am - 4 pm
Attention: The International Residential Code and the Uniform Plumbing Code books are available for viewing at the Fryeburg Library.
Inspections and site visits are generally scheduled for afternoons.
Appointments are appreciated.
The Code Enforcement Officer is responsible for:
- Administering and enforcing the Town of Fryeburg Land Use Ordinance , including the Shoreland Zone and Floodplain Management Ordinances.
- Issuing building permits and plumbing permits (both internal and external) and conducting inspections to ensure compliance with local, state, and federal regulations.
- Following up on citizen complaints.
- Providing research and technical support to the Planning Board and Board of Appeals.
- Working in conjunction with the Local Health Officer to remedy land use violations which may affect the health of the citizens of the Town.
- Assigning addresses to properties in accordance with the Enhanced 911 Addressing system.
Other Important Information:
The Town has repealed municipal timber harvesting regulation. Timber harvesting will now be regulated by the Maine Forest Service. Information can be obtained at: Maine Forest Service
Plumbing permit fee's
The Town of Fryeburg currently charges the state minimum for plumbing permit fees:
The minimum permit fee for an internal plumbing permit is now $40.00 and the per fixture fee is $10.00.
The permit fee for a complete non-engineered waste water disposal system is $250, plus a $15.00 DEP surcharge, totaling $265.00.
Maine DEP Certified Contractor Requirements: As of January 1, 2013 any excavation contractor that engages in an activity that disturbs or displaces more than 1 cubic yard of soil within the Shoreland Zone must ensure that a person certified by the DEP in erosion and sedimentation control practices is on-site.
Attention Contractors and Homeowners: The Maine Uniform Building and Energy Code (MUBEC) became effective on December 1, 2010. This means that all construction within the State of Maine must be completed to the standards of the MUBEC. The MUBEC is comprised of the following codes, with revisions:
2009 International Building Code
2009 International Existing Building Code
2009 International Residential Code
2009 International Energy Conservation Code
2007 ASHRAE Standard 62.1 (Commercial Ventilation)
2007 ASHRAE Standard 62.2 (Residential Ventilation and Air Quality)
2007 ASHRAE Standard 90.1 (Energy Standard)
2006 Maine Model Radon Standard ASTM E1465-06
It is expected that all construction be completed in compliance with the MUBEC, although the Town will not complete inspections of most building elements. The Maine Subsurface Wastewater Disposal Rules and Internal Plumbing Code will still be enforced through inspections.
If anyone has questions about the MUBEC and compliant construction please contact the CEO.
More information can also be obtained at the following websites: