Planning & Codes Department


The Planning and Codes Department performs a variety of services intended to protect, maintain, and develop an attractive, safe, and healthy environment. Primary functions address property development and land use activities occurring in the City.


The Planning and Codes Department provides direction and leadership in implementing the goals, objectives, and policies of the Master Plan as adopted by the City Council.

The Department is also responsible for the orderly development of the City and the administration of various land use regulations, including the zoning code, design review ordinances, and sign ordinance.

Permit Forms & Documents

Permit Forms are now available in a download and fill PDF format. Below are links to frequently used Permit Forms and the Fee Schedule. For other Permit Application Forms and further information please visit the Permit Forms and Documents Page.


- Fee Schedule (PDF)
- Building Permit (PDF)
- Electric Permit (PDF)
- Plumbing Permit (PDF)

State of Maine Bureau of Building Codes Website

Letter from CEO, Steve Wilson - New Laws and Codes Internal Plumbing, Effective January 1, 2022

Letter from CEO, Steve Wilson - New Law requiring installation and maintenance of fuel gas detectors - Effective January 1, 2022

State of Maine - Fuel Gas Detector information

City of Belfast Curbside Program 

- Curbside Belfast EXTENSION Application 2021

- Curbside Belfast - Aesthetic Guidelines 2021

Curbside Belfast Considerations for Converting Outdoor Spaces 2021

Comprehensive Plan Committee