Code Enforcement


The Code Enforcement Bureau issues building permits for any building construction, alterations, demolition work, signs, and parking lot construction. Staff inspects new construction and renovation of residential and commercial properties for compliance and enforces City ordinances. Typically, the Bureau issues five hundred building permits, six hundred plumbing/septic annually and conducts more than 2,700 inspections in the process.

Land Use Ordinance
Land Use Chart
Zoning Map - Base Districts
Shoreland Zoning Overlay Map
Historic District Overlay Map (Click here to redirect to the Historic Distric Review Board)

Note:  Click on the plus sign on the right side of Code Enforcement to get more information below - FAQ (fencing) and septic permits.

Building Permit Summary Listing
This summary report of the City of Augusta, Code Enforcement Building Permit database, is in ledger format and one page is on two pages to get all information for that particular item.  You can use the "Find" feature to search for items (edit on the top left and then select find); examples:  by address. map and lot, or other choices.  Note:  Demolition and Earth Fill Permits are towards the top of this report (see category).  Also, most, but not all permits are listed on this summary.  Report is in permit number order. Once you find those items, you can then e-mail me to get more details on a building permit, etc.  

Please contact Cheryl Vashon at 207-626-2365 for additional questions.  Cheryl is best reached by e-mail at cheryl.vashon@augustamaine.gov .  Please allow plenty of time to get additional files.

The forms are listed below and need to be logged in by the assistant in the office.  However, you will need to print, sign and bring in application or mail the form and attachments/plans to:
City of Augusta
Code Enforcement Bureau
16 Cony Street
Augusta, ME  04330-5298
Note:  make checks payable to "City of Augusta".

If you e-mail a permit application to a code enforcement officer, please follow-up with the Administrative Assistant if it is taking too long.  We will hold your approve permit for up to thirty days.  Thank you!


Contact Us:
Tel:  (207) 626-2365
Fax:  (207) 626-2520
Hours:  7:45 am to 4:30 pm weekdays (except for holidays)

Robert Overton, Director of Code Enforcement or robert.overton@augustamaine.gov
Keegen Ballard, Code Enforcement Officer or keegen.ballard@augustamaine.gov
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Matt Nazar
Development Services Director

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Forms & Permits 28 documents
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No fees charged. Please call our Director and leave a message of date/time you plan on blasting within Augusta.
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Please enclose a review fee of $30 with each building permit. Please use this form for three or more apartment units and all commercial entities.
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Please fill out form when submitting applications for all new business like Commercial Building Permit, Home Occupation, Signs.  Revised July 29, 2014.
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Please enclose an application fee of $75.
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Notary Public signature, commission expiration date and seal is required to process form.
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Please enclose a permit fee of $30 (includes a $15 review fee).  Revised September 3, 2019.
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Please enclose a fee of $5.
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Please enclose a minimum fee of $40 with application and three copies (good for up to four fixtures). Each additional fixture is $10. A permit is needed to also replace a hot water tank. 7/2018: This is a fillable form.
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Please enclosed a review fee of $15. Use this form for a single family or duplex property.  Upon application approval, a permit fee based upon square footage will be assessed. New construction not served by city sewer will require the submission of a sub-surface water disposal application prepared by a licensed soil scientist.  We need a minimum size for house plan of 11" x 17".  Please add a list of materials on your project and a sketch with the setback in feet to property line. If moving a mobile home from another town, need proof of paid taxes and sewer fees.
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Please provide three complete copies.
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Upon application approval, a permit fee will be assessed based on the Sign Permit Fee Schedule. If a temporary banner or promotional sign, please submit $30 fee with application (will only hold for up to thirty days). If approved permit needs to be mailed back, please submit an additional $1.50 for postage and cost of envelope.
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Please enclose the review fee. Upon application approval, an applicable permit fee based on square footage will be assessed. Each application must include: a) proof of insurance ($300,000 generable liability), and b) a security deposit of $300 - $10,000 (amount to be determined by the Code Enforcement Officer), and c) asbestos information per instructions. Need color pictures of the different sides of the building. If over 50 years old, may need to go to the Historic Preservation Commission for review. See details on WAD Delay Process attachment above.
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Also see more information under Boards and Commissions under Historic District Review Board
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Please review on all commercial building permit applications (includes apartments)
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Septic-Page 1-fillable form
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2020 Building Permit Summary Report 8 documents

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2019 Building Permit Summary Report 12 documents

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