Code Office

 

                                       FRANK STANKEVITZ, CEO/LPI CEO/LPI CEO/LPI CEO/LPI CEO/LPI

                                     114 Benton Ave.  (207)872-2776

 

      Effective 9-10-2007

Building Permit Fees: Residential, (Commercial Industrial):

{{ $content }}.25 per square foot of finished space.

{{ $content }}.10 per square foot of unfinished space.

.00 for Decks , Pools, Sheds, Demolition and etc.

.00 for Shoreland Zoning Permit

CODES ADOPTED BY THE TOWN OF WINSLOW

Current NFPA 101 life safety code

·          Current International Building Code

·          Current International Residential Building Code

·         Current National Electric Code

·           Maine State Plumbing Code

IBC Base Climate Information

  • Wind Load form IBC – 90 MPH with 3 second sustained gust.
  • Snow Load – 63 lbs. per sq. ft. (base figure, go to IBC for calcs specific
    to building use and roof slope)
  • Ground Snow Load- 90 lbs.
  • Wind Exposure (B)
  • Hurricane Coast? No 80 mile hour zone.
  • Frost Depth- 5 feet
  • No special seismic considerations

The primary goals of building and zoning codes are:
Providing a means to promote the public health, safety and general welfare of residents and to conserve the value of land and buildings.

When must you apply for a building permit? Building  permit applications may be intimidating.  For this reason you are encouraged to contact Frank Stankevitz, Building Inspector/Code Officer at (207)872-2776, while you are planning any project which may require a permit.  Frank will meet with you and explain what may be required to comply with the zoning and building codes.

What work requires a permit?  A simple phone call to our Office at (207)872-2776 can usually determine if a permit is required.  Some home maintenance activities are exempt from permits.  But again it’s best to ask the building inspector before starting any project.

What do the codes say about permits?  In part they say, “No building, structure or sign shall be erected, constructed, moved, added to or structurally altered, nor shall land be put to any sue without a permit therefore issued by the Code Officer.”

Some examples are:  New buildings……….Additions…………..Renovations……….Demolitions
Sheds………….Mobile Homes……….Pools………..Electrical or Plumbing……….. Signs………… Change of use or Occupancy of buildings.

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