Code Enforcement


IMPORTANT COVID-19 INFORMATION RE: CODE ENFORCEMENT INSPECTIONS


Due to the COVID-19/Corona Virus Pandemic, all inspections will temporarily be suspended by the Town of Bar Harbor until the pandemic is no longer a threat. In the meantime, we have established a new policy for inspections as outlined below.

Septic Inspections — In the absence of an on-site inspection of any components of a subsurface wastewater disposal system, it will be acceptable to cover the system only after the submission of the signed affidavit attesting that the system was installed in compliance with the State Subsurface Wastewater Disposal rules. Photographs of the system submitted electronically to the Local Plumbing Inspector are required.

Link to Subsurface Wastewater Disposal Affidavit.

Foundation Inspections — In the absence of a required on-site inspection for any portion of a foundation, slab, footer, wall, or floor, it will be acceptable to pour the forms only after electronic submission of photographs to the Code Enforcement Officer, and after the CEO has approved the installation through photographs.

Electrical Inspections — In the absence of the required on-site inspection for any portion of the electrical system, it will acceptable to cover all portions of the system only after the submission of a signed affidavit attesting that the system was installed in compliance with the National Electrical Code. Photographs of the installation submitted electronically to the Electrical Inspector are required. Link to Electrical Affidavit.

Plumbing Inspections — In the absence of a required on-site inspection of the internal plumbing system, it will be acceptable to cover the system only after submission of the signed affidavit attesting that the plumbing system was installed in compliance with the Maine State Plumbing rules. Photographs of the system submitted electronically to the Local Plumbing Inspector are required. Link to Plumbing Affidavit.

Insulation Inspections
— Insulation in any portions of the building that require it, may be covered only after electronic submission of photographs to the Code Enforcement Officer, and after the CEO has approved the installation through photographs.

Framing Inspections — Framing may be covered only after the electronic submission of photographs to the Code Enforcement Officer, and after the CEO has approved the framing through photographs.

Certificate of Occupancy Inspections — There will not be any occupancy inspections conducted at this time, as those inspections require the Code Officer to conduct an on-site and visual inspection of numerous areas.


For more information:

Angela M Chamberlain: ceo@barharbormaine.gov
Code Enforcement Officer, Local Plumbing Inspector, Electrical Inspector

Patrick Lessard: plessard@barharbormaine.gov
Deputy Code Enforcement Officer, Local Plumbing Inspector, Electrical Inspector




Responsibilities

The Bar Harbor Code Enforcement Division's primary mission is to provide the public with the best customer service by continually striving to be more effective and efficient. Our mission is also to ensure compliance with the Bar Harbor Land Use Ordinance and adopted codes while ensuring that the public is informed of how the code enforcement procedures relate to everyday life in regards to safety.