Code Enforcement & Building Inspections

Code Enforcement Officers will be away attending the Maine Code Conference and no inspections will be scheduled for 5/20/2024 and 5/21/2024.


Office Hours:

Mondays 7:00am - 3:00pm

Tuesdays & Wednesdays: 7:30am - 4:00pm

Thursdays: 8:00am - 6:00pm


Saturday Summer Hours (8am-11am): June 1st & 29th  -  July 13th & 27th  -  August 3rd and 24th


(Effective 1 July 2024)
Monday - Thursday:  7:30am - 4:30pm


Meetings with the Code Officers should be scheduled in advance. The administrative assistant should be able to answer most general questions, or make appointments accordingly.

Inspections on all issued permits must be scheduled at least 3 business days before needed.
Permit applications can be emailed to the administrative assistant at:



Inspections & Appointments: Please call or email at least 72 working hours before to schedule inspections or appointments. 

Planning Board Inquiries: Please contact the Assistant to Code at (207) 693-6364 x 105 or email

Building inspections:  It is up to the permit holder to call the Code Enforcement Department for inspections. The Code Enforcement Officer has no way of knowing the pace of your project.

Framing:  Should be combined with plumbing rough-in inspection, if applicable.

Electrical:  As of April 1st, 2021, all electrical permitting must be done through the State of Maine. If an 1190 form is required, please fill out the upper portion and send in to the assistant to code enforcement. Inspections can be done by calling the state inspector for the Cumberland County area, and their information can be found here.

Plumbing:  Inspection done before closing in walls (during framing rough-in), and again at the occupancy inspection.

External Wastewater System Septic System:  Two inspections are required.

  1. Prior to the installation of pipes or gravel into the bed so we can view the scarification.
  2. Prior to backfilling.

Final Inspection:  Issuance of Occupancy Permit.

Permits are required for all, but not limited to, new buildings, structural alterations to existing buildings, work involving the installation, replacement or relocation of plumbing fixtures, the installation of new or replacement septic systems, new or replacement signs, new swimming pools and demolition of existing buildings and blasting.

The following activities shall not require a building permit: repairs, replacement and/or normal maintenance not requiring structural elements, decorative changes in existing structures or buildings. This means you are not rewiring, removing walls, replacing sheetrock or wiring; or replacing plumbing. Structural changes within a building would require a building permit. If your building/property is located within the Floodplain/Floodway, then repairs and replacement components must meet the Town of Naples Floodplain Management Ordinance.

All building permit applications are required to have building plans and information showing all appropriate construction details. The plans and information are required so that a review for code and zoning compliance can be made prior to and during construction.

A final certificate of occupancy is required before new buildings and additions can be occupied. Inspections are very important to ensure compliance with building codes. The number and timing of inspection will vary depending on the size and scope of the project. The staff in the Codes Office can provide information on what inspections will be required for your individual building project.

Please contact the Codes Office before proceeding with building or remodeling plans. Permits allow the enforcement of codes, which have been adopted as law by Federal, State, and Town. No matter what the specific project may be, the enforcement of codes is carried out to protect the public health, safety, and welfare. The Code Enforcement Office which enforces the codes is acting to assure safe construction.