Building Departments in Augusta, Maine

There are 2 Building Departments in Augusta, Maine, serving a population of 18,626 people in an area of 56 square miles. There is 1 Building Department per 9,313 people, and 1 Building Department per 27 square miles.

In Maine, Augusta is ranked 14th of 591 cities in Building Departments per capita, and 13th of 591 cities in Building Departments per square mile.

List of Augusta Building Departments

Find Augusta, Maine building departments, planning, permits, zoning, and inspections.

Augusta City Planning Department 16 Cony Street Augusta, ME

Maine Planning Department 19 Union Street Augusta, ME

About the Augusta Building Department

Building Departments in Augusta, ME are responsible for ensuring safe construction of buildings located in their jurisdictions. Building Departments create building codes and standards for building construction to ensure building safety. The Augusta DOB is involved in all aspects of construction, including zoning laws, design requirements, building materials, trade and professional license regulation.

You may contact the Building Department for questions about:
  • Augusta, Maine building inspection records
  • Contractor license searches
  • Augusta building codes
  • Building permit violations, appeals, and fines
  • Construction permits and building ordinances
  • Augusta, ME zoning laws and requirements

Augusta Building Structure & Housing Statistics

Find Augusta Residential Housing Units, Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year, Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics, Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics, and Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics. Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau; American Community Survey, 2018 ACS 5-Year Estimates.

Augusta Residential Housing Units
 AugustaKennebec County
Total Housing Units9,83362,464
Occupied Housing Units8,718 (88.7%)51,542 (82.5%)
Augusta Occupied Residential Buildings
 AugustaKennebec County
Single-Family Detached Homes4,443 (51.0%)33,490 (65.0%)
Single-Family Attached Homes51 (0.6%)694 (1.3%)
2 Apartments498 (5.7%)3,104 (6.0%)
3 or 4 Apartments934 (10.7%)2,991 (5.8%)
5 to 9 Apartments1,171 (13.4%)3,061 (5.9%)
10 or More Apartments1,154 (13.2%)2,631 (5.1%)
Mobile Home or Other Type of Housing467 (5.4%)5,571 (10.8%)
Augusta Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year
 AugustaKennebec County
2014 or Later35 (0.4%)370 (0.7%)
2010 to 2013151 (1.7%)949 (1.8%)
2000 to 2009481 (5.5%)6,743 (13.1%)
1980 to 19991,657 (19.0%)13,217 (25.6%)
1960 to 19792,430 (27.9%)12,465 (24.2%)
1940 to 19591,472 (1,472.0%)6,603 (6,603.0%)
1939 or Earlier2,492 (28.6%)11,195 (21.7%)
Augusta Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics
 AugustaKennebec County
1 Room225 (2.6%)916 (1.8%)
2 or 3 Rooms5,379 (61.7%)35,861 (69.6%)
4 or 5 Rooms3,241 (37.2%)19,926 (38.7%)
6 or 7 Rooms2,333 (26.8%)15,892 (30.8%)
8 or More Rooms1,382 (15.9%)9,410 (18.3%)
Augusta Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics
 AugustaKennebec County
No Bedroom262 (3.0%)1,014 (2.0%)
1 Bedroom1,812 (20.8%)6,173 (12.0%)
2 or 3 Bedrooms5,379 (61.7%)35,861 (69.6%)
4 or More Bedrooms1,265 (14.5%)8,494 (16.5%)
Augusta Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics
 AugustaKennebec County
With Complete Plumbing Facilities8,693 (99.7%)51,356 (99.6%)
With Complete Kitchen Facilities8,681 (99.6%)51,310 (99.5%)