Building Departments in Penobscot County, Maine

There are 4 Building Departments in Penobscot County, Maine, serving a population of 152,284 people in an area of 3,397 square miles. There is 1 Building Department per 38,071 people, and 1 Building Department per 849 square miles.

In Maine, Penobscot County is ranked 3rd of 16 counties in Building Departments per capita, and 8th of 16 counties in Building Departments per square mile.

List of Penobscot County Building Departments

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

Bangor Planning Department 73 Harlow Street Bangor, ME

Brewer Planning Department 80 North Main Street Brewer, ME

Hampden Building Department 106 Western Avenue Hampden, ME

Old Town Planning Department 265 Main Street Old Town, ME

About the Penobscot County Building Department

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

Penobscot County Building Structure & Housing Statistics

Find Penobscot 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.

Penobscot County Residential Housing Units
 Penobscot CountyMaine
Total Housing Units75,490739,077
Occupied Housing Units61,578 (81.6%)556,955 (75.4%)
Penobscot County Occupied Residential Buildings
 Penobscot CountyMaine
Single-Family Detached Homes39,202 (63.7%)375,606 (67.4%)
Single-Family Attached Homes1,333 (2.2%)14,475 (2.6%)
2 Apartments2,889 (4.7%)29,426 (5.3%)
3 or 4 Apartments4,778 (7.8%)34,306 (6.2%)
5 to 9 Apartments2,695 (4.4%)23,341 (4.2%)
10 or More Apartments3,178 (5.2%)30,096 (5.4%)
Mobile Home or Other Type of Housing7,503 (12.2%)49,705 (8.9%)
Penobscot County Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year
 Penobscot CountyMaine
2014 or Later804 (1.3%)5,466 (1.0%)
2010 to 20131,603 (2.6%)12,230 (2.2%)
2000 to 20098,296 (13.5%)74,340 (13.3%)
1980 to 199916,134 (26.2%)151,047 (27.1%)
1960 to 197914,139 (23.0%)118,738 (21.3%)
1940 to 19597,780 (7,780.0%)64,902 (64,902.0%)
1939 or Earlier12,822 (20.8%)130,232 (23.4%)
Penobscot County Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics
 Penobscot CountyMaine
1 Room1,406 (2.3%)9,587 (1.7%)
2 or 3 Rooms42,556 (69.1%)386,112 (69.3%)
4 or 5 Rooms22,686 (36.8%)201,449 (36.2%)
6 or 7 Rooms18,227 (29.6%)176,659 (31.7%)
8 or More Rooms11,787 (19.1%)108,816 (19.5%)
Penobscot County Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics
 Penobscot CountyMaine
No Bedroom1,555 (2.5%)10,544 (1.9%)
1 Bedroom7,020 (11.4%)60,444 (10.9%)
2 or 3 Bedrooms42,556 (69.1%)386,112 (69.3%)
4 or More Bedrooms10,447 (17.0%)99,855 (17.9%)
Penobscot County Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics
 Penobscot CountyMaine
With Complete Plumbing Facilities61,127 (99.3%)553,161 (99.3%)
With Complete Kitchen Facilities60,966 (99.0%)551,788 (99.1%)