Code Enforcement Department

Amber Harrison – Code Enforcement Director

The York Code Enforcement Department administers York's Zoning Ordinances, Building Codes, Licensing Ordinance, and the Impact Fee Ordinance.

We deal with most land use, construction, development and conservation issues facing the community.

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The Code Enforcement Department is also charged with the enforcement of the Shoreland Zoning Ordinance, the State of Maine internal plumbing and Subsurface Wastewater Disposal Rules and the Floodplain Management Ordinance. Each Ordinance has specific administrative procedures for the review of applications, inspections and enforcement. In addition to the rules that we administer, we are also required to enforce dozens of other State and Federal land use rules, regulations and laws. These duties utilize the majority of our staff time and efforts.

The Department has set hours when you may speak with a Code Enforcement Officer without an appointment.  These hours are: 


Monday: 8:00 AM to 11:40 AM
Tuesday: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday: C L O S E D
Thursday: 8:00 AM to 11:40 AM
Friday: 8:00 AM to 11:40 AM

This time is an opportunity for you to ask general questions about codes and permitting, to review building files, and to submit permit applications for smaller projects such as decks, minor additions, garages and so forth.  This is not the time to submit applications for larger projects such as the construction of a new house or a new commercial building.  For larger projects, or for anything that will require more than about 15 minutes, please call 363-1002 and ask Catherine to help you schedule an appointment with one of our Code Enforcement Officers.  

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 Flood Information


The Town of York wants to ensure all our citizens and visitors are fully aware of the hazards related to flooding. While our Town does not regularly experience flooding, the York and Cape Neddick Rivers have reached the flooding stage on several occasions and will continue to do so, given the right set of circumstances. It's imporant to know that street flooding from pooling water is common in our area, and we want everyone to be aware of the risks of all types of floods and know what action to take in the event of a flood. This portion of our website is designed to bring our community members important flood information pertinent to York. Please take some time to read through these topics, and if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us any of the following ways: 


Douglas Bracy

Chief of Police



Amber Harrison

Director of Code Enforcement/Community Rating System Coordinator

(207) 363-1002

Leslie Hinz

Stormwater Manager/Assant Code Officer

(207) 363-1002



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186 York Street
York, Maine 03909
ph. (207) 363-1002/1007
fax (207) 363-1009



Amber Harrison


Floodplain Manager

Local Health Officer
(207) 363-1002, Ext. 244


Kathy Newell
Assistant Code Enforcement Officer

Local Plumbing Inspector

Assistant Shoreland Resource Officer
(207) 363-1002, Ext. 245


Luke Vigue

Assistant Code Enforcement Officer

Local Plumbing Inspector
(207) 363-1005, Ext. 263


Leslie Hinz
Stormwater Manager

Assistant Shoreland Resource Officer

Local Plumbing Inspector
(207) 363-1002, Ext. 247


Catherine Harman
Administrative Assistant
(207) 363-1002, Ext. 248

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