LAST UPDATE: MAY 19, 2014
The state of Maine has adopted the following codes, with certain amendments. Click the links below to get detailed information on the code. We will do our best to keep this page updated, however, please check the Maine.gov link to ensure you are getting the most up-t0-date information: State of Maine's Bureau of Building Codes & Standards site: http://www.maine.gov/dps/bbcs/
(Please see Legislation page for updates on code adoption and changes thereto as of this previous Legislative session)
As of September 28, 2011, a change in law that now requires municipalities of 4,000 or more in population (formerly 2,000) to enforce the Maine Uniform Building and Energy Code if they HAD a building code in place by August 2008.
As of July 1, 2012, the MUBEC must be enforced in a municipality with a population of 4,000 residents or more that had NOT adopted any building code on or before August 1, 2008.
Municipalities of up to 4,000 residents may not adopt or enforce a building code other than the Maine Uniform Building Code (MUBC), the Maine Uniform Energy Code (MUEC) or the Maine Uniform Building and Energy Code (MUBEC).
Municipalities with less than 4,000 residents are not required to enforce MUBEC, MUEC or MUBC unless they wish to do so and have the following Options:
**MUBEC still remains as:
B. The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Standards:
C. E-1465-2006, Standard Practice for Radon Control Options for the Design and Construction of New Low-Rise Residential Buildings.
Click individual links below or see the full text of all Maine amendments to code: Full text of Maine Code Amendments
**NOTE: These chapters are ALSO being revised and updated in accordance with Legislation from this last session. They will be posted here as soon as possible.
Chapter 1 Administration Final Adoption
Chapter 2 Third Party Inspectors Final Adoption
Chapter 3 - IBC (2009) International Building Code Final Adoption
Chapter 4 - IEBC (2009) International Existing Building Code Final Adoption
Chapter 5 - IRC (2009) International Residential Building Code Final Adoption
Chapter 6 - IECC (2009) International Energy Conservation Code Final Adoption