Code Enforcement


Benjamin Torres

21 Water Street
Houlton, Maine 04730

Telephone: (207) 532-7111
Fax: (207) 532-1304
E-mail the Code Enforcement Officer


Maine Uniform Building and Energy Code

Maine Uniform Building and Energy Code (MUBEC) applies to all towns within the State of Maine. Enforcement of MUBEC is based on population or local action for communities under 4,000 residents as outlined in Chapter 1 (see below “MUBEC Rules and Laws.”)

MUBEC is made up of the following codes and standards:

  • 2015 International Residential Code (IRC)
  • 2015 International Building Code (IBC)
  • 2015 International Existing Building Code (IEBC)
  • 2015 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC)
  • 2015 International Mechanical Code (IMC)

The following standards are also adopted as part of the MUBEC, and are mandatory.

The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Standards:

  • 62.1 – 2016 (Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality)
  • 62.2 – 2016 (Ventilation and Acceptable Indoor Air Quality in Low-Rise Residential Buildings)
  • 90.1 – 2016 (Energy Standard for Buildings except Low-Rise Residential Buildings) editions without addenda.
  • E-1465-2008, Standard Practice for Radon Control Options for the Design and Construction of New Low-Rise Residential Buildings.


MUBEC Rules and Laws

LD2003 Presentation – Houlton


Zoning Ordinance

Zoning Map – Overview

Zoning Map – Urban

Zoning Land Use Chart


Shoreland Zoning Ordinance

Shoreland Zoning Map – Overview

Shoreland Zoning Map – Urban

Apply for a Shoreland Zoning Permit


Complaint Form

Tiny Homes – Code and Land Use Standards

Downtown Sidewalk Snow & Ice Removal

Space and Height Requirements

Apply for a Building Permit

Apply for a sign permit

Permit Fee Schedule

Application for Administrative Appeal – Variance

Septic System Permit Search