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

Building Standards

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
Telephone: 1-800-527-4723

ASTM International 
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

Legal Issues and Enforcement Techniques Manual (PDF 1KB)


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.


Filing Internal & Subsurface Permits and Their Fees - April, 2014

Plumbing Permit Fees - (PDF - 4.91MB)

Shoreland Zoning Enforcement

Shoreland Zoning Manual - 2008 (PDF 2.27MB)
Shoreland Zoning Guidelines (DOC)

Subsurface Wastewater

Filing Internal & Subsurface Permits and Their Fees - April, 2014

Plumbing Permit Fees - (PDF - 4.91MB)

Subsurface Wastewater Disposal Rules - 2015

Subsurface Wastewater Guidance Manual - 2011

Septic Tanks, Part I

Zoning and Land Use Regulations

Other Publications

There are a number of other publications available to assist local code officers.

Municipal CEO Training & Certification Information Guide

Municipal Code Enforcement Officer Training & Certification Information Guide - 2009 - (PDF 540KB)

Building Codes

Introduction to Building Standards and the Use of Building Codes - 2007 - (PDF 2.3MB)

Building Standards: Energy Conservation - 2000 - (PDF 215KB)

Building Standards: Residential Electrical Installation & Inspection

Building Standards: Accessibility Standards & Requirements

Use and Occupancy Classifications - (PDF 137KB)

Table 1016.1

Sample Energy Compliance Certificate - (PDF 30KB)

Court Rule 80K

Court Rule 80K - 2008 - (PDF 1MB)

Floodplain Management

Maine Floodplain Management Handbook

Shoreland Zoning and Wetlands

Maine Erosion and Sediment Control Handbook for Construction; Best Management Practices, March 2003

Protecting Water Quality: Municipal and Landowner Toolboxes

Subsurface Wastewater Disposal

Land Use Planning

Comprehensive Planning: A Manual for Maine for Maine Communities , 2005 Edition

Creating Traditional, Walkable Neighborhoods: A Handbook for Maine Communities, July 2009

Site Plan Review Handbook: A Guide to Developing A Site Plan Review System , 1997

Low Impact Development Guidance Manual for Maine Communities

How to prepare local land use ordinances (PDF 835KB) | How to prepare local land use ordinances (DOC 1.23MB)

Permitting and Compliance: Assessing and Using GIS Resources

Maine Municipal Association Publications

Click here for the MMA Web site