Building Departments in York County, Maine

There are 2 Building Departments in York County, Maine, serving a population of 201,454 people in an area of 991 square miles. There is 1 Building Department per 100,727 people, and 1 Building Department per 495 square miles.

In Maine, York County is ranked 8th of 16 counties in Building Departments per capita, and 5th of 16 counties in Building Departments per square mile.

List of York County Building Departments

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

Saco Planning Department 300 Main Street Saco, ME

York Planning Department 186 York Street York, ME

About the York County Building Department

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

York County Building Structure & Housing Statistics

Find York 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.

York County Residential Housing Units
 York CountyMaine
Total Housing Units109,399739,077
Occupied Housing Units84,648 (77.4%)556,955 (75.4%)
York County Occupied Residential Buildings
 York CountyMaine
Single-Family Detached Homes57,713 (68.2%)375,606 (67.4%)
Single-Family Attached Homes3,016 (3.6%)14,475 (2.6%)
2 Apartments5,358 (6.3%)29,426 (5.3%)
3 or 4 Apartments5,770 (6.8%)34,306 (6.2%)
5 to 9 Apartments3,306 (3.9%)23,341 (4.2%)
10 or More Apartments4,060 (4.8%)30,096 (5.4%)
Mobile Home or Other Type of Housing5,425 (6.4%)49,705 (8.9%)
York County Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year
 York CountyMaine
2014 or Later889 (1.1%)5,466 (1.0%)
2010 to 20132,346 (2.8%)12,230 (2.2%)
2000 to 200913,363 (15.8%)74,340 (13.3%)
1980 to 199925,056 (29.6%)151,047 (27.1%)
1960 to 197916,649 (19.7%)118,738 (21.3%)
1940 to 19599,035 (9,035.0%)64,902 (64,902.0%)
1939 or Earlier17,310 (20.4%)130,232 (23.4%)
York County Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics
 York CountyMaine
1 Room999 (1.2%)9,587 (1.7%)
2 or 3 Rooms60,539 (71.5%)386,112 (69.3%)
4 or 5 Rooms29,819 (35.2%)201,449 (36.2%)
6 or 7 Rooms28,720 (33.9%)176,659 (31.7%)
8 or More Rooms16,987 (20.1%)108,816 (19.5%)
York County Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics
 York CountyMaine
No Bedroom1,191 (1.4%)10,544 (1.9%)
1 Bedroom7,210 (8.5%)60,444 (10.9%)
2 or 3 Bedrooms60,539 (71.5%)386,112 (69.3%)
4 or More Bedrooms15,708 (18.6%)99,855 (17.9%)
York County Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics
 York CountyMaine
With Complete Plumbing Facilities84,353 (99.7%)553,161 (99.3%)
With Complete Kitchen Facilities83,961 (99.2%)551,788 (99.1%)