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Maine Statewide Building Code
Last updated: March 2021

Introduction

In 2004, Maine adopted a voluntary Model Building Code. In 2008, it was replaced by the Maine Uniform Building and Energy Code, which required municipalities with certain populations to enforce uniform building standards. 

This legislative history includes legislation enacting and amending the statutes governing the Maine Model Building Code (10 MRS §§9701-9707) and the Maine Uniform Building and Energy Code (10 MRS §§9721-9725, 25 MRS §§2371-2374).


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History
2004 LD 1025

An Act To Ensure Uniform Code Compliance and Efficient Oversight of Construction in the State
Enacted with amendment:

S-417
PL 2003, c. 580 Enacted:
10 MRS §§9701-9706
House, March 22, 2004
p. H-1408-H-1413
Report:  Report of the Commissioner of Professional and Financial Regulation to the Joint Standing Committee on Business, Research and Economic Development: Sunrise Review of L.D. 1551 "An Act to License Home Building and Home Contractors" (Jan. 2004)

Committee File:  Please contact a Reference Librarian.

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Yes
2005 LD 472

An Act To Amend the Statewide Building Code
Enacted with amendment:

H-295
PL 2005, c. 200 Enacted:
10 MRS §9701(2)

Amended:
10 MRS §9702
No debate. Committee File:  Please contact a Reference Librarian. Yes
2008 LD 2257

An Act To Establish a Uniform Building and Energy Code
Enacted with amendments:

H-983
H-1005

PL 2007, c. 699 Enacted:
5 MRS §12004-G(5-A)
10 MRS §1415-C(7)
10 MRS §1415-D(2)
10 MRS §1420(4)
10 MRS §9707
10 MRS §§9721-9725
25 MRS §§2371-2374
25 MRS §2450-A
25 MRS §2466(5)
30-A MRS §4451(3-A)
35-A MRS §121(3)

Amended:
25 MRS §2351
25 MRS §2353
25 MRS §2357
25 MRS §2361
25 MRS §2450
30-A MRS §4451(2-A)(E)
30-A MRS §4451(3)
30-A MRS §4452(5)
House, April 11, 2008
p. H-1551-H-1556

House, April 11, 2008
p. H-1562-H-1563

Senate, April 14, 2008
p. S-1985-S-1989

Senate, April 18, 2008
p. S-2112-S-2114
Report:  Report of the Commissioner, Department of Professional and Financial Regulation Pursuant to Resolve 2007, c. 219 as amended by Public Law 2009, c. 261: Directing the Department to Study Residential Contractor Licensing (Dec. 8, 2010)

Committee File:  Please contact a Reference Librarian.

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Yes
2009 LD 353

An Act Making Unified Appropriations and Allocations for the Expenditures of State Government...for the Fiscal Years Ending June 30, 2010 and June 30, 2011
Enacted with amendments:

H-350
H-408
PL 2003, c. 213, §M-3 Amended:
25 MRS §2374
House, February 5, 2009
p. H-80-H-81

House, May 26, 2009
p. H-580-H-587

House, May 27, 2009
p. H-596-H-599

Senate, May 27, 2009
p. S-783-S-790

House, June 10, 2009
p. H-866
 Report:  Maine Economic Improvement Fund Annual Report (2010)

Report:  Katie Beckett Medicaid Coverage Option (KB) Report to the Joint Standing Committee on Health and Human Services and Joint Standing Committee on Education and Cultural Affairs (Jan. 2010)

Report:  Annual Bureau of Revenue Services Data Warehouse Cost and Revenue Report (Dec. 2010)

Report:  Report to the Joint Standing Committee on the Environment and Natural Resources: Sources of Fecal Coliform that Affect the State's Shellfish Areas (Feb. 2011)

Report:  Annual Report of Funding Land Use Planning Commission to the Joint Standing Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry and the Joint Standing Committee on Taxation (Jan. 2014) 

Report:  Use of Bureau of Motor Vehicles Information in Maine Revenue Services' Data Warehouse Collection Initiative: A Report Prepared for the Joint Standing Committee on Transportation (Dec. 30, 2014)

Report:  Annual Report of Funding Land Use Planning Commission to the Joint Standing Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry and the Joint Standing Committee on Taxation (Jan. 15, 2015)

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Yes
2009 LD 652

An Act To Clarify the Maine Uniform Building and Energy Code
Enacted with amendment:

H-301
PL 2009, c. 261 Enacted:
10 MRS §9721(1-A)
25 MRS §2371-A
25 MRS §2353-A
25 MRS §2357-A
25 MRS §2361(1-A)

Amended:
10 MRS §1415-C(7)
10 MRS §1415-D(2)
10 MRS §1420(4)
10 MRS §9707
10 MRS §9722(6)(E)
10 MRS §9724(1)-(3)
25 MRS §2352
25 MRS §2354
25 MRS §2356
25 MRS §2358
25 MRS §2359
25 MRS §2360
25 MRS §2373
25 MRS §2466(5)
30-A MRS §4451(2-A)
30-A MRS §7060(1)(B)
30-A MRS §7060(2)
33 MRS §592(7)(A)
33 MRS §1602-101(b)

Repealed and Replaced:
25 MRS §2351
25 MRS §2353
25 MRS §2357
25 MRS §2361(1)
No debate. Report:  Report of the Commissioner, Department of Professional and Financial Regulation Pursuant to Resolve 2007, c. 219 as amended by Public Law 2009, c. 261: Directing the Department to Study Residential Contractor Licensing (Dec. 8, 2010)

Committee File:  Please contact a Reference Librarian.
Yes
2009 LD 1455

An Act To Establish the Maine Fuel Board
Enacted with amendments:

H-345
H-525
S-261
PL 2009, c. 344, §§B-6 to B-9 Amended:
10 MRS §9703(4)
10 MRS §9703(5)
10 MRS §9725(4)
10 MRS §9725(5)
Senate, May 28, 2009
p. S-826-S-827

Senate, June 4, 2009
p. S-976
Committee File:  Please contact a Reference Librarian. Yes
2011 LD 816

An Act To Clarify Provisions of the Law Concerning Municipal Inspections of Buildings
N/A PL 2011, c. 94 Amended:
25 MRS §2357-A
25 MRS §2371(2)
25 MRSA §2448-A(2)(A)
No debate. Committee File:  Please contact a Reference Librarian. Yes
2011 LD 1253

An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Enforcement of Statewide Uniform Building Codes
Enacted with amendment:

S-210
PL 2011, c. 365 Enacted:
10 MRS §9722(6)(L)
10 MRS §9724(5)

Amended:

10 MRS §9722(6)(J)
10 MRS §9722(6)(K)
10 MRS §9724(3)
25 MRS §2357-A
25 MRS §2361(1-A)
25 MRS §2371(6)

Repealed:
10 MRS §9724(4)
House, June 8, 2011
p. H-854

House, June 14, 2011
p. H-929
Report:  Joint Standing Commission on Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development. Report on LD 1253 (Jun. 2, 2011)

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Yes
2011 LD 1416

An Act To Provide Options to Municipalities Concerning the Maine Uniform Building and Energy Code
Enacted with amendment:

H-553
PL 2011, c. 408 Enacted:
10 MRS §9721(3)
10 MRS §9721(4)
10 MRS §9722(6)(L)
10 MRS §9724(1-A)

Amended:

10 MRS §9722(6)(J)
10 MRS §9722(6)(K)
10 MRS §9724(1)
25 MRS §2373
House, June 7, 2011
p. H-781-H-783

House, June 8, 2011
p. H-850-H-856

Senate, June 9, 2011
p. S-1201-S-1208

House, June 14, 2011
p. H-928-H-930
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Yes
2011 LD 1619

An Act To Resolve Conflicts in the Implementation of the Maine Uniform Building and Energy Code
Enacted with amendment:

S-486
PL 2011, c. 582 Enacted:
10 MRS §9724(6)

Amended:
10 MRS §9724(5)
25 MRS §2351-A
25 MRS §2353-A
25 MRS §2356
25 MRS §2357-A
No debate. Committee File:  Please contact a Reference Librarian. Yes
2011 LD 1697

An Act Relating to the Calculation of Population for Purposes of the Maine Uniform Building and Energy Code and Public Safety Answering Point Assessments
N/A PL 2011, c. 505 Enacted:
10 MRS §9724(1-B)
25 MRS §1535(3)

Amended:
25 MRS §2923-A
No debate. Committee File:  Please contact a Reference Librarian.

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Yes
2011 LD 1787

An Act To Create Efficiencies in the Administration and Enforcement of the Maine Uniform Building and Energy Code
Enacted with amendment:

H-892
PL 2011, c. 633 Enacted:
25 MRS §2371(5-A)

Amended:
5 MRS §948(1)(L)
5 MRS §948(1)(M)
10 MRS §9042(3)
10 MRS §9722(1)
10 MRS §9723(2)
25 MRS §2372
25 MRS §2373(4)
25 MRS §2374
25 MRS §2450-A
25 MRS §2901
25 MRS §2902(10)

Repealed:
5 MRS §948(1)(N)
25 MRS §2371(3)
25 MRS §2902(11)
No debate. Committee File:  Please contact a Reference Librarian.

Yes
2011 LD 1903

An Act To Make Additional Supplemental Appropriations and Allocations and To Change Certain Provisions of the Law for the Fiscal Years Ending June 30, 2012 and June 30, 2013
Enacted with amendments:

H-938
H-949
PL 2011, c. 655, §§FF-2, MM-10 Amended:
10 MRS §9722(2)(I)
10 MRS §9723(2)
House, April 12, 2012
p. H-1515-H-1520

Senate, April 12, 2012
p. S-2225-S-2227

House, May 15, 2012
p. H-1537-H-1538

House, May 16, 2012
p. H-1572
Report:  David F. Emery, Chair of the Part FF Working Group. Report to the Committee on Appropriations and Financial Affairs in Accordance With Public Law Chapter 380, Part FF: Reorganization of the Maine State Planning Office (Dec. 1, 2011)

Report: 
Report to the Committee on Appropriations and Financial Affairs in Accordance With Public Law Chapter 380, Part FF

Report: 
General Assistance Work Group Recommendation Report (Jan. 29, 2013)

Report: 
Status report on the integration of the training and certification of code enforcement officers into the Dep't of Economic and Community Development (DECD) (Mar. 22, 2013)

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Yes
Revisor's Report N/A RR 2011, c. 1,  §§9-12 Amended:
10 MRS §9721(3)
10 MRS §9721(4)
10 MRS §9722(6)(K)
10 MRS §9722(6)(L)
N/A N/A N/A
2013 LD 175

An Act To Update the Laws Governing Energy Efficiency Building Performance Standards
Enacted with amendment:

S-47
PL 2013, c. 120 Amended:
10 MRS §1415-G(4)
10 MRS §9721(1-A)

Repealed:
10 MRS §1412
10 MRS §1413(1-A)
10 MRS §1413(1-B)
10 MRS §1413(3)
10 MRS §1413(9-A)
10 MRS §1413(12)
10 MRS §1413(14)
10 MRS §1413(16)
10 MRS §1414-A
10 MRS §1415-E
10 MRS §1415-I
No debate. Committee File:  Please contact a Reference Librarian. Yes
2013 LD 414

An Act To Restructure the Licensing and Regulation of Boilers and Pressure Vessels and Elevators and Tramways
Enacted with amendment:

H-55
PL 2013, c. 70, §§B-2, B-3 Amended:
10 MRS §9725(6)
10 MRS §9725(7)
No debate. Committee File:  Please contact a Reference Librarian. Yes
2013 LD 1536

An Act To Correct Errors and Inconsistencies in the Laws of Maine
Enacted with amendments:

H-566     H-574
H-569     H-576
H-570     H-577
H-571     H-578
H-572     S-369
H-573
PL 2013, c. 424, §§A-3, A-12 Repealed and replaced:
10 MRSA §9723(2)
25 MRSA §2374
House, July 9, 2013
p. H-1219

House, July 9, 2013
p. H-1257
Committee File:  Please contact a Reference Librarian. Yes
2013 LD 1841

An Act To Correct Errors and Inconsistencies in the Laws of Maine
Enacted with amendment:

H-841
PL 2013, c. 588, D-1, D-2 Amended:
10 MRSA §9721(1-A)
10 MRSA §9724(2)
No debate. Committee File:  Please contact a Reference Librarian. Yes
2015 LD 1182

An Act To Exempt Certain Agricultural Buildings from the Maine Uniform Building and Energy Code
N/A PL 2015, c. 126 Amended:
10 MRS §9722(6)(L)
10 MRS §9722(6)(M)
10 MRS §9722(6)(N)
No debate. Committee File:  Please contact a Reference Librarian. Yes
2019 LD 855

An Act To Strengthen the Maine Uniform Building and Energy Code
Enacted with amendments:

H-619
S-372
PL 2019, c. 517 Amended:
10 MRS 9723(2)
25 MRS 25 MRS 2372(2)
25 MRS 2374
30-A MRS 4221(1)
30-A MRS 4451
30-A MRS 4452(7)
30-A MRS 4453
House, June 18, 2019
p. H-1036-H-1038

Senate, June 18, 2019
p. S-1163-S-1164
Committee File:  Please contact a Reference Librarian. Yes
2019 LD 1509

An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Maine Uniform Building and Energy Code To Ensure It Is Consistent with Current Standards and Applies to Small Municipalities
Enacted with amendment:

H-592
PL 2019, c. 391 Amended:
10 MRS 9721(3), (4)
10 MRS 9722(2)
10 MRS 9722(4)
10 MRS 9722(6)
10 MRS 9724(1)
10 MRS 9724(1-A)
25 MRS 2373
House, June 17, 2019
p. H-1011
Committee File:  Please contact a Reference Librarian. Yes
2019 LD 1543

An Act To Amend the Maine Uniform Building and Energy Code
Enacted with amendment:

S-235
PL 2019, c. 392 Enacted:
10 MRS 9722(6)(O)

Amended:
10 MRS 9722(6)(M)
10 MRS 9722(6)(N)
House, June 14, 2019
p. H-979-H-982
Committee File:  Please contact a Reference Librarian. Yes