City Clerk’s Office and Code Enforcement Open for all Walk-in Services
City Clerk’s Office and Code Enforcement Walk-In Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 AM - 4 PM
All Other Offices Open by Appointment Only
Hours for All Other Departments: Monday – Friday, 8 AM – 4 PM
Service Hotline: 207-284-9020
We encourage you to continue to take advantage of our online services whenever possible. Visit www.biddefordmaine.org/onlineservices for more information.
The City Clerk’s Office will be open to the public for all services from 8 AM – 4 PM. You must be in line by 4 PM in order to be assisted. Online services will continue to be available for your convenience and we encourage you to use them whenever possible. Please enter the City Clerk’s Office from the Main Street side of the building only.
We expect that long lines in the Clerk’s Office will continue throughout the month of June. We ask that you please be patient with staff as they assist other residents. Please keep in mind that you may be asked to line up outside of the building along Adams Street in order to keep a six-foot distance from the person in front of you.
Code Enforcement is also open for walk-in service from 8 AM – 4 PM. This department has its own separate entrance on Main Street, which is marked by a green awning reading “Code Enforcement”. Due to the size of the Code Enforcement Office lobby, only one person will be allowed in the lobby area at a time.
For building, plumbing, electrical, and special event permit applications, you may continue to collect paper copies of application forms outside of the office and submit them by using the drop box. Permit applications can also be downloaded from the Code Enforcement webpage.
All Other Offices
If you need to visit an office other than the City Clerk’s Office or Code Enforcement, we are asking you to make an appointment with the department you need to meet with. Use the staff directory to reach out to the appropriate department. If you are unsure who you need to speak with, please call our service hotline number at 207-284-9020 and we can direct you to the correct department.
Please go to the back doors on the South Street side of City Hall when you arrive for your appointment and a member of our staff will let you in the building. You will be asked a set of screening questions before you are permitted to enter the building.
Accommodations for At-Risk Individuals
Individuals who are at a high risk for severe illness and may be in need of special accommodations to safely complete business in City Hall may call 207-284-9020 for assistance.
The health and safety of our community members and our staff is our highest priority during this transitional period.
- Please do not enter the building if you are feeling sick or are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19.
- To keep your neighbors healthy, we request that you please wear a face covering inside City Hall unless you have a medical condition that prevents you from doing so.
- You will also be asked to practice social distancing while you wait in line in the City Clerk’s Office. There will be markings on the floor indicating where you should stand in order to keep six feet of distance from the person in front of you.
- At this time, there will be no access to a public restroom in the building.
Online Meetings Continuing
The City Council, Planning Board, and other boards, committees, and commissions will continue to meet virtually using Zoom throughout this time. Please click here for more information on how to participate in online meetings.