Training manuals have been developed to support the State's basic training and certification efforts.
There is no cost to download any of the manuals. The format for downloading is Adobe Portable Document Format, commonly known as PDF. The size of the file is also provided because some of the files may be large.
Basic Training Manuals
Maine Uniform Building and Energy Code. The Technical Building Codes and Standards Board adopted the 2009 IRC, 2009 IBC, 2009 IECC, 2009 IEBC, ASHRAE 62.1-2007, ASHRAE 62.2-2007, ASHRAE 90.1-2007 and ASTM E 1465-06, as the standard for construction in the State of Maine. Current Editions and Amendments can be found here. The MUBEC may be purchased from:
The International Code Council
500 New Jersey Avenue, NW, 6th Floor
Washington, DC 20001
Telephone: 1-888-ICC-SAFE (422-7233)
The American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditional Engineers, Inc.
1791 Tullie Circle NE
Atlanta, GA 30329
100 Barr Harbor Drive
PO Box C700
West Conshohocken, PA 19428-2959
Telephone: (610) 832-9585
Residential Building Code Presentation (PDF 1.8MB Updated October 2011)
Commercial Building Code Presentation (PDF 2.7MB Updated October 2011)
Residential Energy Code Presentation (PDF 3.4MB Updated October 2011)
Commercial Energy Code Presentation (PDF 3.6 MB Updated October 2011)
Indoor Residential Ventilation Code Presentation (PDF 943KB)
Indoor Commercial Ventilation Code Presentation (PDF 1.3MB)
Legal Issues & Enforcement Techniques
Maine State Internal Plumbing Code. The Plumbers’ Examining Board adopted the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials Uniform Plumbing Code, 2021 edition, as the standard for plumbing installations in the State of Maine. The code may be purchased from:
International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials
5001 E. Philadelphia Street
Ontario, CA 91761-2816
Telephone: (909) 472-4100
2021 NEW MAINE STATE PLUMBING (Viewable copy of UPC*)
For adopted Maine Rules which amend the UPC code above, please view the adopted amendments.
*Adopted amendments must be viewed in conjunction with IAPMO Published 2021 Uniform Plumbing Code.
Shoreland Zoning Enforcement
Zoning and Land Use Regulations
- Zoning & Land Use Regulations Manual – 2010
- Floodplain Management Powerpoint Presentation - 2011
- Land Use Basic Training Powerpoint Presentation - 2014
- Subdivision Basic Training Powerpoint Presentation – 2014
- The Maine Endangered Species Act Powerpoint Presentation - 2011
There are a number of other publications available to assist local code officers.
Municipal CEO Training & Certification Information Guide
Building Standards: Residential Electrical Installation & Inspection
Building Standards: Accessibility Standards & Requirements
Court Rule 80K
Shoreland Zoning and Wetlands
Subsurface Wastewater Disposal
Land Use Planning
Maine Municipal Association Publications
Click here for the MMA Web site