Building Departments in Hancock County, Maine

There are 3 Building Departments in Hancock County, Maine, serving a population of 54,468 people in an area of 1,587 square miles. There is 1 Building Department per 18,156 people, and 1 Building Department per 528 square miles.

In Maine, Hancock County is ranked 1st of 16 counties in Building Departments per capita, and 6th of 16 counties in Building Departments per square mile.

List of Hancock County Building Departments

Find Hancock County, Maine building departments, planning, permits, zoning, and inspections.

Bar Harbor Planning Department 93 Cottage Street Bar Harbor, ME

Ellsworth Planning Department 1 City Hall Avenue Ellsworth, ME

Hancock County Planning Department 395 State Street Ellsworth, ME

About the Hancock County Building Department

Building Departments in Hancock County, 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 Hancock County 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:
  • Hancock County, Maine building inspection records
  • Contractor license searches
  • Hancock County building codes
  • Building permit violations, appeals, and fines
  • Construction permits and building ordinances
  • Hancock County, ME zoning laws and requirements

Hancock County Building Structure & Housing Statistics

Find Hancock County 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.

Hancock County Residential Housing Units
 Hancock CountyMaine
Total Housing Units41,048739,077
Occupied Housing Units23,579 (57.4%)556,955 (75.4%)
Hancock County Occupied Residential Buildings
 Hancock CountyMaine
Single-Family Detached Homes17,867 (75.8%)375,606 (67.4%)
Single-Family Attached Homes249 (1.1%)14,475 (2.6%)
2 Apartments1,008 (4.3%)29,426 (5.3%)
3 or 4 Apartments1,007 (4.3%)34,306 (6.2%)
5 to 9 Apartments470 (2.0%)23,341 (4.2%)
10 or More Apartments749 (3.2%)30,096 (5.4%)
Mobile Home or Other Type of Housing2,229 (9.5%)49,705 (8.9%)
Hancock County Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year
 Hancock CountyMaine
2014 or Later203 (0.9%)5,466 (1.0%)
2010 to 2013485 (2.1%)12,230 (2.2%)
2000 to 20094,204 (17.8%)74,340 (13.3%)
1980 to 19997,703 (32.7%)151,047 (27.1%)
1960 to 19794,819 (20.4%)118,738 (21.3%)
1940 to 19591,641 (1,641.0%)64,902 (64,902.0%)
1939 or Earlier4,524 (19.2%)130,232 (23.4%)
Hancock County Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics
 Hancock CountyMaine
1 Room590 (2.5%)9,587 (1.7%)
2 or 3 Rooms16,590 (70.4%)386,112 (69.3%)
4 or 5 Rooms8,104 (34.4%)201,449 (36.2%)
6 or 7 Rooms7,620 (32.3%)176,659 (31.7%)
8 or More Rooms4,222 (17.9%)108,816 (19.5%)
Hancock County Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics
 Hancock CountyMaine
No Bedroom604 (2.6%)10,544 (1.9%)
1 Bedroom2,668 (11.3%)60,444 (10.9%)
2 or 3 Bedrooms16,590 (70.4%)386,112 (69.3%)
4 or More Bedrooms3,717 (15.8%)99,855 (17.9%)
Hancock County Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics
 Hancock CountyMaine
With Complete Plumbing Facilities23,360 (99.1%)553,161 (99.3%)
With Complete Kitchen Facilities23,361 (99.1%)551,788 (99.1%)