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Building Codes & Standards Staff

Richard McCarthy

Assistant State Fire Marshal


Rich oversees all aspects of the division responsible for construction plans review, inspections, engineering, and building codes and standards.

Rich has been in the Fire Marshal’s Office for over 10 years and for the last three years has served as the head of the construction plans review section. Rich has a degree in architecture and has extensive experience in the building construction trade. Rich has also been involved in the State’s new Building and Energy Code development and implementation and has served as the representative of the Fire Marshal’s Office and the Maine Fire Chiefs Association on the Technical Codes and Standards Board.

Office phone: 207-626-3880

Fax: 207-287-6251

Kathy Chamberlain-Robitaille

Office Specialist I


Kathy is an Office Specialist I to the Building Codes and Standards Board, since November 2008. She has been a state employee for 31 years and has served as Secretary to the Technical Building Standards and Code Board, Domestic and Sexual Abuse Commission, Justice Assistance Council, Gambling Control Board and the Maine Warden Service. Kathy is a notary and holds a BS degree in music education.

Office phone: 207-624-7007

Fax: 207-287-6251