March 18, 2019  2:09 PM 

Town of Shapleigh
c/o Mike Demers CEO
22 Back Road ยท PO Box 26
Shapleigh, Maine 04076-0026

Regular Office Hours
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 8:30 - 4:30
Thursday evenings from 4:30 - 8:00
First & last Sat of the month 9:00 - 1:00

We ask that you schedule an appointment
to meet with the CEO for a building and
plumbing permits

Permit-by-Rule (NRPA Chapter 305)

In an emergency situation where action needs to be taken quickly to avoid slope failure or excessive erosion, a Notification can be hand-delivered to the appropriate DEP office and approved immediately. If this is necessary, please contact the office and arrange an appointment with staff to ensure that someone will be available to look at the notification.

The Natural Resources Protection Act Chapter 305 Permit-by Rule Standards (CMR 06 096 Ch 305) contain an expedited permitting process that typically applies to de minimus or routine activities, provided they are undertaken in a manner that minimizes the impacts on the affected natural resource(s). The permitting process requires the submittal of a Permit-by-Rule Notification Form to Maine DEP, along with a nominal permit fee and a description of the work to be performed. In order to qualify for a Permit-by-Rule, the project design must be able to be constructed in accordance with the prescribed standards outlined by the appropriate section(s) of the Chapter 305 Rules. Standards are categorized by project type and it is possible to design a project that qualifies in more than one section, so be sure to read all the sections. For example, a typical shoreline stabilization project may require filing under Section 2, “Activity adjacent to a protected natural resource,” and Section 8, “Shoreline stabilization.” Permit-by-Rule notifications are processed by DEP within 14 days of receipt. The DEP does not typically notify the applicant of an approval, so it is recommended that notifications be submitted by certified mail with a return receipt request so that the applicant can track the 14-day review time. If a permit is rejected by the DEP, the applicant will receive written notification with an explanation for why the notification was rejected.

Plumbing Permit Application Online

Building Permit Application

Permit Fee Schedule

Plumbing Permit Fees

Comprehensive Plan

Zoning Ordinance

Vegetation in the Shoreland Zone

A Handbook for Shoreland Owners

DEP Permit by Rule


Landings R311.3 - R311.7.6
Attachment R311.5.1
Rise/Run R311.7.5.1 - R311.7.5.2
Width R311.7.1
Headroom R311.7.2
Nosing R311.7.5.3
Illumination R303.7 - R311.7.9
Fire Blocking R302.11 (#3)
Handrails  R311.7.8


Door to Dwelling R302.5.1
Duct Penetration R302.5.2
Fire Separation Table R302.6
Floor Surface R309.1
Appliance Height M1307.3
Impact Protection M1307.3.1
Energy Certificate WSEC 401.3
Carports R309.2

Crawl Space

Access  R408.4
Access Insulation WSEC R402.2.4
Floor Insulation WSEC R402.2.7
Debris R408.5
Ventilation R408.1 - R408.2
Decay Resistance R317.1
Duct Earth Clearance M1601.4.7
Ground Contact R317.1.2
Appliance Access M1305.1.4


Access  R807.1
Access insulation WSEC R402.2.4
Appliance access M1305.1.3
Appliance light M1305.1.3.1
Depth markers WSEC R303.1.1.1
Ventilation R806.1
Eave baffle WSEC R402.2.3
Air / insulation space R806.3
Stairs / ladders R311.4


Smoke alarm location* – R314.3

C / O alarms* – R315.1

Safety glass – R308.1

Window fall protection – R312.2

Guards – R312.1

Egress door – R311.2

Exterior wall rating* -Table R302.1

Egress Window – R310.1

Landing – R311.3, R311.7.6


Stairs – R311.7

Emergency egress – R310.1

Window well – R310.2

Egress under decks – R310.5

Smoke alarms* – R314.3

C / O alarms* – R315.1

Ceiling height – R305.1.1

Wall insulation – WSEC R402.2.8

Slab insulation – WSEC R402.2.9


Insulation certificate – WSEC R303.1.1

Depth markers – WSEC R303.1.1.1

Observable R value – WSEC R303.1.2

Energy Certificate – WSEC R401.3

Eave baffle – WSEC R402.2.3

Hatches / Doors – WSEC R402.2.4

Air leakage test – WSEC R402.4.1.2

Air barrier – WSEC Table R402.4.1.1

Thermostat required – WSEC R403.1

Bathroom / Laundry

Fan size – WSEC Table 403.5.1

Fixture clearance – Figure R307.1

Anti scald – (Shower) UPC 408.3, (Tub) UPC 409.4

Safety glass – R308.4.5

Floor & wall surface – R307.2

Dryer duct general – M1502.4.2

Duct length – M1502.4.4.1

Transition duct – M1502.4.3

Length label – M1502.4.5

Hot Water Tank

Seismic straps – M1307.2

Elevation – M1307.3

Expansion tank – UPC 608.3

Pressure/Temp valve – UPC 504.6

Relief valve drain – UPC 608.5

Impact protection – M1307.3.1

Prohibited location – M2005.2

Drain pan – UPC 507.4

Relief drain – UPC 608.5


Shutoff value required – G2420.1, G2420.5

Sediment trap – G2419.4

Prohibited locations – G2415.3

Shield plates – G2415.7

Corrosion protection – G2415.11

Support – G2418.2, G2424.1

Test pressure – G2417.4.1

Test duration – G2417.4.2

Appliance connections – G2422.1