Building Codes

The Town of Kennebunk is subject to the Maine Uniform Building and Energy Codes which consist of the International Residential Code, International Building Code, International Energy Conservation Code, International Existing Building Code (editions noted below) and the following standards such as Radon and Ventilation. For more information, visit the Bureau of Building Codes & Standards website.

The Building Codes that are in effect within the Town of Kennebunk are listed below. Each link will direct you to that particular website to either view (in some cases) and/or purchase them. The Building Codes can be purchased from the International Code Council (ICC).

  • IRC 2015 (Residential)
  • IBC 2015 (Commercial)
  • IEBC 2015 (International Existing Building Code) 
  • IECC 2015 (International Energy Conservation Code)
  • Maine Subsurface Wastewater Disposal Rules (PDF)
  • Maine Internal Plumbing Rules
  • National Electrical Code (NFPA 70) (as adopted by the State of Maine)
  • NFPA Standards including standards for the following: NFPA 101/Life Safety Code, Standards for the Installation of Oil Burning Equipment NFPA 31, NFPA 211 Chimneys, Fire Places, Vents and Solid Fuel Appliances and Installation of Propane and Natural Gas Equipment NFPA with amendment. As part of its commitment to enhancing public safety and to serving the public's increasing interest in technical information, NFPA makes its codes and standards available online for free.