Code Enforcement

Code Enforcement Officer
Jessefa Murphy

Phone: (207) 848-1042
Fax: (207) 848-3316

Office Hours: Monday – Friday  8:00 am – 4:00 pm.


About the Code Enforcement Office

The Code Enforcement Office is responsible for encouraging safe and sound development within the residential, commercial and industrial growth areas. The department along with the Planning Board assists in the development, maintenance, and enactment of the Town’s plans for development. The Code Enforcement Officer provides assistance with all aspects of development and building. It is the goal of this office to guide people through the maze of federal, state, and local rules/regulations.

Please keep in mind when undertaking a project, call us for property setbacks and whatever permitting may be necessary. If the property permitting and setbacks are not met the outcome could cost a lot more than a phone call…

Always remember when working in or around the Shoreland area additional approval and permits may be needed through the Department of Environmental Protection or the Army Corp of Engineers. Check with the CEO or local DEP Office for guidance.

Also, before a new or renovated structure can be occupied a Certificate of Occupancy must be issued by the Hermon Code Enforcement Officer.


Effective January 1, 2022:

  • Battery, plugged into an electrical outlet or hard wired Fuel Gas Detectors (These ARE NOT the same device as a Carbon Monoxide detector and will not replace the need for those within buildings in Maine) 

Fuel gas detector required. The building owner shall install, or cause to be installed, in accordance with the manufacturer’s requirements at least one approved fuel gas detector in every room containing an appliance fueled by propane, natural gas or any liquified petroleum gas in:

      • A. Each unit in any building of multifamily occupancy
        B. A fraternity house, sorority house or dormitory that is affiliated with an educational facility
        C. A children’s home, emergency children’s shelter, children’s residential care facility, shelter for homeless children or specialized children’s home.
        D. A hotel, motel or inn
        E. A mixed use occupancy that contains a dwelling unit
        F. A business occupancy
        G. A mercantile occupancy
        H. An assembly occupancy

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