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Code Enforcement Office

CODE ENFORCEMENT DEPARTMENT

Director of Code Enforcement / CBO
Richard Lambert

Deputy Code Enforcement Officer
David Twomey 

Assistant Code Enforcement Officer
Donald Fiske

Assistant Code Enforcement Officer
Irish Griffith

Electrical Inspector
Marcel Desrosiers

Administrative Assistant

Karen Audie

telephone: (207) 284-6983
fax: (207) 282-8202

The City of Saco Inspections Department is eager to assist individuals and developers from concept to completion of projects both large and small.

Their long experience can be an invaluable tool in both planning and implementation of residential and commercial development alike. The staff has also formed close working relationships with other agencies such as the Army Corp of Engineers, Maine Department of Environmental Protection, FEMA and the Maine State Planning Office.

What's new?
The preliminary flood insurance studies and preliminary rates maps have been completed. Below is the most pertinent information regarding the study. If you would like to view all of the information contained in the study, you can do so by visiting the Code Enforcement Department located at 300 Main Street, Saco.

Preliminary Flood Insurance Studies:
Preliminary Flood Insurance Study Information Volume 1
Preliminary Flood Insurance Study Information Volume 2
Preliminary Flood Insurance Study Information Volume 3
Preliminary Flood Insurance Study Information Volume 4
05/11/17

Preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps:
PFIRM1, PFRIM2, PFRIM3, PFRIM4, PFRIM5, PFRIM6, PFRIM7, PFRIM8, PFRIM9, PFRIM10, PFRIM11, PFRIM12, PFRIM13, PFRIM14, PFRIM15, PFRIM16, PFRIM17, PFRIM18, PFRIM19, PFRIM20, PFRIM21, PFRIM22, PFRIM23
Preliminary Summary of Map Actions (SOMA-1)
05/11/17

Single-use plastic bag ban - Effective May 2, 2017
Beginning on May 2, 2017, the use of Single-Use plastic bags are prohibited in any licensed businesses within the City of Saco. This ordinance covers establishments including restaurants, convenience stores, food trucks, cafeterias, pubs, caterers, coffee shops, grocery stores and other retail businesses. We wish to continue to protect our natural resources including the Saco River which make the City of Saco such a wonderful place to live and work.  You can view a list of Frequently Asked Questions regarding the ban of Single-Use plastic bags. Single-Use plastic bag ban FAQ's
Additional articles related to plastic bag ban
 ECOgrade bag provided by GXT Green
Other plastic bag alternatives 
EPI
Avani Eco
GXT Green
Disclaimer: The City of Saco does not endorse or prefer one vendor over another. These are a few recommended options but is not an exhaustive list. Please contact the Code Enforcement Department with questions. 

Polystryrene (Styrofoam®) Ban - Effective October 19, 2016
Beginning on October 19, 2016, the use of polystyrene foam (Styrofoam®) packaging is prohibited in the City of Saco. This includes food service materials such as cups, plates, bowls, take out boxes and other items used to contain prepared food. This ordinance covers establishments including restaurants, convenience stores, food trucks, cafeterias, pubs, caterers, coffee shops, grocery stores and other businesses preparing or packaging food for retail sale. We wish to continue to protect our natural resources including the Saco River which make the City of Saco such a wonderful place to live and work. Follow this link Letter to Businesses to view the informational letter that was sent. You can view a list of Frequently Asked Questions regarding the prohibition of Styrofoam®: Polystyrene FAQ's
10/19/16


Fee Schedule - Effective 07/01/2016
There were several changes to the fee schedule.
07/01/16

FEMA opens call center for National Flood Insurance Program policyholders and disaster survivors
Today the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) launched a National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) call center pilot program to serve and support policyholders with the servicing of their claims.
06/16/15

Saco receives high marks for building code enforcement
A recent review of Saco's building code enforcement standards by the International Organization for Standardization shows the city to be graded at a Class 4. 
06/05/12

Beware of Bed Bugs
Bedbugs are everywhere, including Saco. Read this article for information on how to deal with them, and, better yet, how to keep them out of your house.
10/19/10


Shed Guideshed_guide
If you're building a shed, this guide will answer some important questions about permits and placement. Download the pamphlet.

Attorney General's warning regarding home contractors and repairs home construction and repair contracts now must include a warning from the Attorney General's Office. For details, follow this link.


Hiring a Building Contractorcontractor
           
This brochure, prepared by the City of Portland, offers advice on how                    to chose a building contractor Download the pamphlet.









  The City of Saco Recycles - Polystyrene Foam Ban
Poly - Copy (2) Download the pamphlet


DEP_Check_Your_Tank_Prevent_A_Leak_Brochure_Page_1Spilled heating oil can pollute your drinking water and the air in your home. Keep your family safe. Check your home heating oil tank to prevent leaks.
Download the Pamphlet






Yard waste art 1Keep Yard Waste away from rivers
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