The Code Enforcement Office provides services that guide the physical development of Mount Desert toward the achievement of community goals. The Office is responsible for building permits and enforcement of land use ordinances, NFPA 101 life safety codes, Town building codes, and State & Federal statutes and regulations associated with land development. The Local Plumbing Inspector is responsible for Maine State Internal and External Plumbing Code administration, including internal and external plumbing permits, questions, inspections, and enforcement. The Office is responsible for staff support of the Planning Board and Ordinance Review Committee. Typically, the Office issues three hundred fifty permits annually and conducts more than 1,000 inspections in the process.