Building Permit Info
Permit Application Requirements:
All applications for permits should be submitted to the Code Enforcement Officer on the forms provided and with fees paid. (Bar Harbor Code: § 125-79)
Applications should include (as applicable):
A plan, to scale or with dimensions and/or distances and that includes:
The actual shape and dimensions of the lot for which a permit is sought.
The location and size of all buildings, structures, water bodies, and other significant features currently existing on the lot.
The location and building plans of new buildings, structures or portions thereof to be constructed.
The existing and intended use of each building or structure.
The location (where applicable) of soils test pits, subsurface sewage disposal system, parking lots and driveways, signs, buffer strips and private wells.
Such other information as may be reasonably required by the Code Enforcement Officer
Any activity or use requiring a permit under this article shall not be commenced unless and until the property owner has received any required permits for the Code Enforcement Officer.
A permit will not be issued except to the owner of record or their authorized agent; written proof of authorization may be required.
A building permit will not be approved for a particular property if the property owner is in violation of this chapter or of any other previously approved subdivision or site plan on said property.
Electrical Permits: (get application here)
Electrical permits are required as outlined below (Bar Harbor Code § 70-3):
Permits are required of any electrical equipment that is installed in, altered, or added to any building, structure or premises
Permits are not required for minor repair work such as, but not limited to, the following:
The replacement of fuses;
The installation of additional outlets;
The replacement of existing switches, sockets, outlets and lamps;
Repairs to entrance service equipment; and
Repairs or installation of radio and low-voltage equipment.
Emergency work may be undertaken without first obtaining a permit. A permit must then be obtained as soon as is reasonably possible.
No major deviation may be made from the installation described in the permit without the prior written approval of the Electrical Inspector.
Plumbing Permits: (get application here)
Plumbing requirements are outlined below (Bar Harbor Code § 109-9):
All plumbing requires a permit except to repair a leak(s)
Plans for any pipes, tanks, faucets, valves, or other fixtures through which waste or sewage is used and carried must be approved by the Plumbing Inspector.
All plumbing installed must be tested in the presence of the Plumbing Inspector
Septic Permits: (permit provided by site evaluator)
Septic requirements are outlined below (Bar Harbor Code § 165-19):
All buildings are required to have an approved and inspected subsurface wastewater disposal (septic) system installed when the public sewer system is not available.
A registered site evaluator must complete a HHE-200 form to be submitted to Code Enforcement for approval.
A subsurface wastewater disposal (septic) system must be inspected prior to it being made operable .
The system must be available for inspection at any time during construction by the Plumbing Inspector. An inspection is required before any underground portions are covered.