|Name||Residential Building Code – IRC 2015 and Appendix V – Tiny Houses|
|Municipal Code||Chapter 5: Maine Uniform Building & Energy Code (MUBEC) and Maine Uniform Building Code (MUBC) for One and Two-Family Dwellings|
|Authority||Department of Public Safety – Office of the State Fire Marshall – Technical Building Codes and Standards Board|
Chapter 5 establishes the Residential Building code component of the Maine Uniform Building and Energy Code (“MUBEC”) and the Maine Uniform Building Code (“MUBC”). The provisions of this chapter are based on a nationally recognized model building code, IRC 2015, published by the International Code Council, Inc., and is made part of the MUBEC and MUBC through incorporation by reference.
To review the codes, click on link above. Go to Chapter 5. You’ll find Appendix V – Tiny Houses on pages 7 and 8.
The Technical Building Codes and Standards Board was created in 2010 under M.R.S. 10 §9722. Duties of the board are to adopt and amend the Maine Uniform Building and Energy Code, identify and resolve conflicts of the building code and life safety codes.
Office of the State Fire Marshall
52 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333
Updated: April 2021 – Loran
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ADU — Accessory Dwelling Unit
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IB — Industrialized Buildings
IRC — International Residential Code
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SF — Single Family Dwelling
T — Transitional Housing
UDO — Unified Development Ordinance
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