Code Enforcement

An electronic copy of the Town's codes and ordinances is available to the public by using the link below.  This document was adopted at 2008 Town Meeting and is updated regularly as new ordinances are adopted by the Town. 

Code of the Town of Madison, Maine  

If you have questions about Madison's ordinance book, contact the Town Office at 696 3971.

Code Enforcement Officer

Madison's Code Enforcement Officer is Susan Hathaway.  Susan works closely with the Planning Board on matters related to land use, building permits, shoreland zoning and commercial ordinances.  The Code Enforcement Officer has hours at the Town Office on Mondays from 730 to 4, and Thursdays from 730 to Noon.

New updates to the Maine Uniform Building & Energy Code (MUBEC) apply to Maine towns that have a population of 4,000 or more.  This causes some confusion regarding what kind of project requires a building permit.  The latest update and the process for obtaining a permit can be found here. 

Madison Code requires application for subdivision, work in the shoreland zone and for commercial site review.  Applications can be picked up at the Town Office or printed out from the links below. 

Shoreland Zoning Permit Application

Site Review Application

Subdivision Application

 

 

Board of Appeals

Rulings and decisions made by various boards such as Planning, Assessors and Selectmen, and individuals such as the Town Manager and Code Enforcement can be contested through an appeals process.  Click here to download an appeals form.  

The current Appeals Board members are:

Jim Ireland      
Christine Stratton   
Brian Hale 
Andrew Ketterer      
Cheryl West            

 

Planning Board

This Board shall perform such duties and exercise such powers as are provided by municipal ordinance and state statutes including, but not limited to, the comprehensive plan, land subdivisions, shoreland zoning, and the site review ordinance.  This is a 5 member board plus 2 associate members who are appointed by the Board of Selectmen and serve 3-year terms.

The Madison Planning Board meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 7pm at the Old Point School Meeting Room.  To have an item placed on the agenda please contact the Code Enforcement Officer at 696 3971. 

Click here for updated Meeting Minutes.  For more information or archived minutes contact the Town Office at 696 3971. 

Planning Board Members:

Douglas P. Denico                     474-8309
Jeff Drew, Chair                        313-9455     
Lewis Ouilette                           474-5061
Mark Doty                                474-2102
Mary Tomlinson, Vice Chair         696-3143

Associate Members: 

Brett Hagopian                          431-2551
Chris LeBlanc                            858-3544