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.
If you have questions about Madison's ordinance book, contact the Town Office at 696 3971.
Madison's Code Enforcement Officer is Robert Dunphy. Bob works closely with the Planning Board on matters related to land use, building permits, shoreland zoing and commercial ordinances. The Code Enforcement Officer has hours at the Town Office on Mondays and Thursdays from 8AM to 12PM.
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.
Rulings and decisions made by the Planning Board can be contested through an appeals process. A 5 member Board of Appeals is appointed by the Selectmen. The current Appeals Board members are:
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 5-year terms.
2016 Meeting Minutes