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Each application for a building permit shall include:• Plot Plan - drawn to scale showing and stating the dimensions in feet of the lot; location and size/dimensions of all buildings proposed, existing, moved, or demolished on such lot, indicate distance from lot lines to buildings; show street(s), alleys or right of ways on or adjacent to the lot; wetlands and any other water bodies, indicate with an arrow the direction of North (N) • Statement of the use intended to be made of any buildings and the lot itself even in event of demolition• Scope/description of work to be completed• Drawings/Plans;- New Structures/Dwelling units require a full set of Architectural drawings, and an 8-1/2 x 11” copy - Smaller scope projects require a drawing/sketch with details and dimensions/materials to be used• Copy of deed (if property is bought or split within two years)• Bill of sale (if bought within two years)• Square footage of all the work to be completed on a provided “square footage sheet”
Additional documents or requirements that may be requested and or needed.• Wastewater disposal system documentation i.e. Septic design or Sewer District, (connection approval)• Water Test indicating water is potable on the property if project is a new single family dwelling in a subdivision• Height and/or Elevation Certificate completed by a licensed Surveyor/Engineer• A letter stating that the Foundation was pinned by a licensed Surveyor/Engineer• If the property is in a Flood Zone a DEP Permit and/or flood permit may be required• Sprinkler Systems requires two sets of plans from the designer of the system if it is part of a subdivision• Demolition of a building will require all taxes to be paid on the structure prior to demolition approval• If installing LVL or Steel Beams, Truss rafter systems, engineering specifications are required• Sheds, if manufactured (store bought), a copy of design specifications• For subdivisions, owners/contractors must refer to the site plan notes for additional requirements
If you are not sure what will be required for your project, please call the Code Office at 207-646-5187.
The information above is based on the most frequently asked question to the Code Enforcement Office
2. The following outlines the process for compliance this office is requiring.a. Prior to pouring concrete the footing/foundation will be pinned and clearly marked by a professional Surveyor/Engineer. b. A formal letter from the individual or company who pinned the site is also required. The letter must be on company letter head, and signed. The letter should indicate the Map/Lot, address/location of where the work was completed and a brief statement indicating work completed; referencing the site pinned meets all required setbacks as outlined on the plot or site plan that was submitted for the project.
3. If a Code Enforcement official arrives for a scheduled inspections and the site is not pinned, and the letter has not been received the footings will not be inspected, which could delay your construction schedule, plan accordingly.
4. This policy has been in place for some time now, and is typically stated under the Zoning and Planning conditions of a permit. For all projects that have had Planning Board/Staff Review approval this condition is also noted on your approved site plans.