Permitting Process

Except as provided in Section 5.5, no building or other structure shall be erected, moved, added to or structurally altered without a site inspection or a building permit issued by the Code Enforcement Officer.  

All building permits shall be void unless work there under is commenced within six months from the date of issuance.  A renewal of the permit shall be required if work is not completed within eighteen (18) months of the date of issuance.  Permit may be renewed only upon application with required fees.

All applications for building permits shall be accompanied by engineered floor plans and drawing clearly showing the lot lines, the size and location of proposed and existing structures.  Where applicable, the location of parking areas, subsurface sewage disposal systems, wells, landscaping and signs shall also be shown.  The application shall also include other information as lawfully may be required by the Code Enforcement Officer to determine the conformance with this Ordinance.

The approval of all building permit applications shall be subject to evidence of compliance with the State Subsurface Wastewater Disposal Rules and Title 30-A, M.R.S.A., Section 4211.

The Code Enforcement Officer shall approve or deny an application for a permit within ten working days of receipt of a complete application.

No new building or addition shall be occupied after its construction, alteration or relocation, nor shall a new use be established in an existing building until a Certificate of Occupancy has been issued by the Code Enforcement Officer.  Upon notification by the owner or his agent, the Code Enforcement Officer shall, within 72 hours, make proper examination to verify that the work or new use is in compliance with this Ordinance and the Buxton Building Code.  If all work is found to be in compliance, the Code Enforcement Officer shall issue a Certificate of Occupancy.

Temporary Certificate - The Code Enforcement Officer may issue a temporary Certificate of Occupancy for a period of six (6) months for part of a building or structure, provided that such temporary occupancy or use will not jeopardize health, life or property.  Renewal of a temporary Certificate may be issued by the Code Enforcement Officer when the owner or his agent can show reasonable cause.

An application for a building permit shall be accompanied by a fee issued by the Municipal Officers.