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Planning & Code Enforcement

Coronavirus Updates-Updated 5/18/2020

  • As of May 27 Town Hall will be open to the public.

    The Planning & Codes department will be open:

    Mondays, 8am-4pm
    Wednesdays, 8am-4pm
    Fridays, 8am-4pm

    Customer transactions & review of property files will available during all business hours.

    Meetings and questions for staff will be by appointment only.


    Information subject to change as necessary to respond to the changing conditions and best practices

    Building Permit Applications

    *Building Permit applications can be delivered for review in the following ways:

        - Email:
        - Delivery in the drop box located at the front door of Town Hall,259 US Route 1
        - Mailed: PO Box 360 Scarborough ME 04074
        - Due to staffing adjustments, please allow at least 3 weeks for permit processing

    *At this time the Code Enforcement Officers will continue to conduct site inspections
        - When scheduling inspections please be prepared to answer a few short questions to help ensure adequate preparations can be made prior to a site visit.
        - Enhanced social distancing practices required. Everyone is asked to wait outside the structure while the inspector conducts their work.
        - Other safety measures will be taken on a case by case basis.

    Planning Board & Board of Appeals Applications

        - At this time, we will continue to accept applications
        - Electronic submissions must be submitted on or before required deadline
        - To arrange a submission please contact:
            Planning Board, Jamel Torres,
            Board of Appeals, Brian Longstaff,   
         - Payments for applications can be made either by check (mailed or placed in the submission packet).  Other methods of payment can be discussed with Staff. 

        - All Public Meetings will continue on a virtual platform in accordance with State authorization enabled by Sec. G-1. 1 MRSA §403-A 

    If you have any questions please call the Planning and Code Enforcement Office at 207-730-4040 during the hours of 8 am to 4 pm.

The responsibilities of the Planning and Codes Department include code enforcement, development review, zoning determinations, development and building inspection, community and transportation planning, and engineering. The responsibilities of each division are listed below.


One of the primary duties of Planning Staff is advising the Planning Board in the reviewing and approval of development projects, as well as working with development applicants. The vast majority of development projects are reviewed under the Site Plan Review or Subdivision Review Ordinances. In addition, Planning staff conduct other short and long-range planning studies and initiatives that may pertain to other topics such as transportation, open space and natural resource conservation, affordable housing, and infrastructure planning.

Code Enforcement

The Code Enforcement Officers are responsible for interpreting and enforcing the local, state, and federal regulations that apply to building construction and development as well as inspecting the wide range of new development and redevelopment that occurs in Scarborough. Code Enforcement processes and approves the required permits for construction, electrical, plumbing, heating, and various other site amenities. In addition to their code and inspection duties, Code Enforcement also acts as staff liaisons to the Zoning Board of Appeals.

Technical Division

The Technical Division is a multi-faceted group that is responsible for the coordination and implementation of a wide variety of technical projects and initiatives that span across all Town Departments.  This Division is comprised of Engineering, Sustainability, and GIS services. The main duties that fall under this division are: infrastructure planning, design, and construction oversight; public street acceptance; private road approvals; environmental, energy, and sustainability initiatives, grants and permitting; and the coordination, development, and maintenance of GIS data and related applications for use by all Town departments and the public.
Temporary Outdoor Service Ordinance:

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Planning & Codes Office

Scarborough Municipal Building Lower Level, Room 105

259 U.S. Route 1 / P.O. Box 360 
Scarborough, ME 04070-0360

Hours: Monday Wednesday and Friday, 8 AM - 4 PM 

Closed Tuesday and Thursday

Phone: (207) 730-4040
Fax: (207) 730-4046

Jay Chace
Town Planner
Phone: (207) 730-4042
Email: jchace

Jamel Torres
Assistant Town Planner
Phone: (207) 730-4041
Email: jtorres

Angela Blanchette
Town Engineer
Phone: (207) 730-4043
Email: ablanchette

Brian Longstaff
Zoning Administrator
Phone: (207) 730-4050
Email: blongstaff

Robin Dahms
Administrative Assistant
Phone: (207) 730-4044
Email: rdahms

Doreen Christ
Administrative Assistant
Phone: (207-730-4047)
Email: dchrist