The Code Enforcement Office is the key contact point for projects in Rangeley that involve the Planning Department. It is responsible for accepting all permit applications which may be under this jurisdiction, including referral to the proper reviewing authority.
What Requires a Permit
A building permit is required for any new structure, additions to an existing structure, and many alterations to existing structures. Sheds not attached to a structure that are less than 200 square feet in area, are exempt. Permits are also required for some non-structural projects, including but not limited to:
- Change of use
- Entrances (driveways)
- Recreational vehicles
Building permits are issued to authorize the start of a construction project if an application demonstrates that the proposal will be in compliance with the Rangeley Town Code, the Maine Uniform Building and Energy Code, as well as other applicable state and/or federal regulations. Inspections are performed to ensure that work is done as approved. The issuance of a certificate of occupancy, the last step in this process, occurs after a final inspection shows that the project has been completed as permitted. Additional permits may be required on an individual basis..
Cost of a Permit
Permit fees are based on the use and square footage of the proposed project, excepting alterations where fees are calculated at a percentage rate of the value of construction. For a complete fee schedule please visit the Planning Department page.