Building Permit Submittal Guide

  1. Introduction
  2. Chapter 1
  3. Chapter 2
  4. References


This booklet was prepared to help you submit the information necessary for City Staff to process your application for a Building Permit. Your project will be evaluated in terms of compliance with the Zoning, Building, Plumbing, Electrical and Fire Code Ordinances as adopted by the City of Biddeford and the State of Maine. The information presented in this booklet are not all inclusive of code requirements. They are intended only to highlight areas which often present difficulties for designers, contractors and City residents.

Contractor Requirements

Contractors are required by State law, Title 10, M.R.S.A. Chapter 219-A to provide consumers with a written contract for any home remodeling or construction job with an estimated cost in excess of $3,000.

Posting of Permits

Upon issuance of the building permit, the permit is required to be posted and visible from the public Right-of-Way. The permit approval requires compliance with all codes and ordinances, which the City of Biddeford has adopted.

Submission of Plans

Two sets of plans must be submitted with a building permit application, which can be obtained at the Code Enforcement Department. One set of approved plans, specifications and permit amendments will be returned with the permit. The approved set must remain on the job-site until the final inspection and a Certificate of Occupancy has been issued.

Permit Application Requirements

The permit applicant is responsible for making arrangements for inspections and insuring that a City Code Enforcement Officer has performed all the required inspections. The required inspections are indicated on the face of the Building Permit job card. When calling for required inspections, please provide the following information: 

  • Building permit number
  • Contractor name
  • Project location
  • Type of inspection required

Certificate of Occupancy

Please remember that structures may not be used or occupied until the City has issued a Certificate of Occupancy.

Should you have any questions concerning your project, please contact us in the Code Enforcement Department.

Thank you,

Inspection Services
Code Enforcement
205 Main Street
Biddeford, Maine 04072
Phone:  207-284-9236
Fax:  207-286-9388