Bureau of Building Codes and Standards

The Bureau of Building Codes and Standards was created in 2010 under Title 25  2372 to provide administrative and technical support to the Technical Building Codes and Standards Board. The BBCS also provides non-binding technical interpretation of the codes for professionals and the public.

Maine Uniform Building and Energy Code

MUBEC applies only to towns with population over 4,000 or those under that population that have chosen to adopt it or a version of it (Maine Uniform Building Code or Maine Uniform Energy Code, see Chapter 1 below FMI).

MUBEC is made up of the following codes and standards:

2015 International Residential Code (IRC)
2015 International Building Code (IBC)
2015 International Existing Building Code (IEBC)
2009 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC)

The following standards are also adopted as part of the MUBEC, but are not mandatory. These are only guidelines should you choose to use them as to how it should be done:

The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Standards:

62.1 - 2013 (Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality)
62.2 - 2013 (Ventilation and Acceptable Indoor Air Quality in Low-Rise Residential Buildings)
90.1 - 2013 (Energy Standard for Buildings except Low-Rise Residential Buildings) editions without addenda.

E-1465-2008, Standard Practice for Radon Control Options for the Design and Construction of New Low-Rise Residential Buildings.

Maine has adopted these national model codes and standards with amendments.  The amendments are listed in Rule Chapters 1-6 below.

Chapter 1 Administration (http://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/rules/16/642/642c001.docx )

Chapter 2 Third Party Inspectors (http://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/rules/16/642/642c002.docx )

Chapter 3 IBC International Building Code (http://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/rules/16/642/642c003.docx )

Chapter 4 IEBC International Existing Building Code (http://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/rules/16/642/642c004.docx )

Chapter 5 IRC International Residential Building Code  (http://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/rules/16/642/642c005.docx )

Chapter 6 IECC International Energy Conservation Code (http://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/rules/16/642/642c006.docx )

Contact Us

Brianne Hasty
Phone: (207) 624-7507
Fax: (207) 287-8070
Email: Brianne.Hasty@maine.gov
Standard Mail: 
Maine Department of Economic and Community Development
59 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333