Code Enforcement

Provide a program of professional training to prepare individuals to work as municipal code officials; and conduct examinations for state certification in the areas of land use, shoreland zoning, internal plumbing, external plumbing, building standards, and legal issues.

Bureau of Building Code 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.

Tax Incentives & Credit

As part of our efforts to encourage new, expanding, or relocating businesses of all kinds and sizes, Maine offers a wide variety of assistance financial, practical, and technical. From research tax credits to property and withholding tax relief, such programs help companies with five employees—and five hundred, from Monson to Machias. 

Maine's State-owned Landfills

In 1989, Maine enacted a ban on new commercial solid waste landfills, and authorized the state to site and license new solid waste landfills. (New municipal and privately owned landfills would be permitted subject to certain waste delivery restrictions.) The ban was enacted to allow the state more control over the importation of out-of-state solid waste deliveries. Since this time, the state has licensed and/or acquired 3 solid waste landfills.