Maine Building Codes

Codes
Commercial Building Code of the MUBEC and MUBC
adopts the IBC 2015 with amendments
Residential Building Code of the MUBEC and MUBC
adopts the IRC 2015 with amendments
Existing Building Code of the MUBEC and MUBC
adopts the IEBC 2015 with amendments
Mechanical Code 2015 of Maine
adopts the IMC 2015 with amendments
MUBEC Stretch Code
adopts the IECC 2021 without amendments
Energy Conservation Code 2015 of Maine
adopts the IECC 2015 with amendments
Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities 2009 of Maine
adopts the A117.1, 2009 without amendments
Fire Code 2018 of Maine
adopts the NFPA 1, 2018 with amendments
Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems 2016 of Maine
adopts the NFPA 13, 2016 without amendments
National Electrical Code 2020 of Maine
adopts the NFPA 70, 2020 with amendments
National Electrical Code 2017 of Maine
adopts the NFPA 70, 2017 with amendments
National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code 2019 of Maine
adopts the NFPA 72, 2019 without amendments
Life Safety Code 2018 of Maine
adopts the NFPA 101, 2018 with amendments
Uniform Plumbing Code 2021 of Maine
adopts the UPC 2021 with amendments
Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings 2016 of Maine
adopts the ASHRAE 90.1-2016 without amendments
Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings 2013 of Maine
adopts the ASHRAE 90.1, 2013 without amendments
Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators 2013 of Maine
adopts the ASME A17.1, 2013 with amendments
This code is not available on UpCodes
Uniform Plumbing Code 2015 of Maine
adopts the UPC 2015 with amendments
This code is not available on UpCodes
2009 Uniform Mechanical Code of Maine
adopts the UMC 2009 with amendments
This code is not available on UpCodes
ASHRAE 62.1 - 2013 Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality
This code is not available on UpCodes
ASHRAE 62.2 - 2013 Ventilation and Acceptable Indoor Air Quality in Low-Rise Residential Buildings
This code is not available on UpCodes
E-1465-2008 Standard Practice for Radon Control Options for the Design and Construction of New Low-Rise Residential Buildings
This code is not available on UpCodes

Adoption Info

NOTICE
The Maine Uniform Building and Energy Code (MUBEC) is applicable to all towns within the State of Maine and must be enforced in a municipality with a population of 4,000 residents or more. Municipalities with less than 4,000 residents may not enforce a building code other than the Maine Uniform Building Code, the Maine Uniform Energy Code or the Maine Uniform Building and Energy Code.

Installations of electrical equipment commencing on or after July 2, 2021 must comply with NFPA 70, 2020 edition as well with all applicable statutes or rules of the State of Maine and the Electricians' Examining Board and all applicable ordinances, orders, rules and regulations of local municipalities.
INCORPORATED UPDATES
02-395
Department of Professional & Financial Regulation Plumbers’ Examining Board
effective January 1, 2022
Original document
16 Department Of Public Safety
642 Bureau Of Building Codes And Standards
Chapter 7 - IMC International Mechanical Code
Original document
16 Department Of Public Safety
642 Bureau Of Building Codes And Standards
Chapter 3: Maine Uniform Building And Energy Code - Commercial Building Code Of Maine
effective through November 4, 2021
Original document
Department of Professional and Financial Regulation
Electricians’ Examining Board
Chapter 120: Electrical Installation Standards
effective July 2, 2021
Original document
Maine Uniform Energy Code - Energy Code
effective July 1, 2021
Original document
Maine Uniform Building Code - Commercial Building Code of Maine
Updated January 2018
Original document
Maine Uniform Building Code - Existing Building Code
Updated January 2018
Original document
Maine Uniform Building and Energy Code and
Maine Uniform Building Code - Residential Building Code For One and Two-family Dwellings in Maine
Updated January 2018
Original document
Maine Uniform Energy Code - Energy Conservation Code of Maine
Updated January 2018
Original document
Department of Professional and Financial Regulation
Electricians’ Examining Board
Chapter 120: Electrical Installation Standards
Original document
Rules of the State Fire Marshal
Chapter 3: Fire Prevention Code
Original document
Office Of State Fire Marshal
Chapter 20: Fire Safety in Buildings and Structures
Original document
Office of Professional and Occupational Regulation
Chapter 511: National Codes Applicable To Elevators And Tramways
effective January 1, 2003
Original document
FURTHER INFORMATION

Maine Building Codes

The building codes of Maine adopt the the International Building Code 2015 (IBC 2015), International Residential Code 2015 (IRC 2015), International Existing Building Code 2015 (IEBC 2015), International Mechanical Code 2015 (IMC 2015), International Energy Conservation Code 2021 (IECC 2021), International Energy Conservation Code 2015 (IECC 2015), Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities, 2009, Fire Code, 2018, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems, 2016, National Electrical Code, 2020, National Electrical Code, 2017, National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code, 2019, Life Safety Code, 2018, Uniform Plumbing Code 2021, Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings, 2016, Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings, 2013, Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators, 2013, Uniform Plumbing Code 2015, and 2009 Uniform Mechanical Code.

Maine building codes, including the fire and residential codes

Maine Agencies

Maine Department of Public Safety
Website: https://www.maine.gov/dps/
Address: 45 Commerce Drive, Suite 1, 104 State House Station, Augusta, Maine 04333-052
Phone: (207) 626-3805
Fax: (207) 287-3042

Maine Office of State Fire Marshal
Website: https://www.maine.gov/dps/fmo/home
Address: 45 Commerce Drive, Suite 1, Augusta, Maine 04330
P.O. Box: 52 State House Station, Augusta, Maine 04333-0052
Email: webmaster_fmo@maine.gov
Phone: (207) 626-3880
Fax: (207) 287-6251