Board of Building Appeals


A five-member (5) board appointed by City Council for five-year (5) staggered terms.  Established in accordance with the International Building Code

(Section 112.1)  and International Residential Code (Section R112.1), the board hears and decides appeals of orders, decisions or determinations made by the building official relative to the applications and interpretation of those codes.  The board is to consist of members who are qualified by experience and training to pass on matters pertaining to building construction, and who are not employees of the City.  The Board of Building Appeals shall function as, and shall exercise the jurisdiction of, the now-abolished Construction Board of Adjustment and Appeals and the Housing Board of Adjustment and Appeals in the vent any appeals should arise hereafter under the Standard Bu8ilding Code and the Standard Housing Code. 

Meetings are on call.  All members are required to be city residents at the time of appointment and maintain city residency during the entire term of office. 

An application for appeal shall be based on a claim that the true intent of the International Building Code or International Residential Code has been incorrectly interpreted, the provisions of the code do not fully apply, or an equally good or better form of construction is proposed.  The board has no authority to waive requirements of the code. 

The Code Enforcement Division will act as coordinator and support staff to this board. 

Staff Liaison:  Jack Spurgeon 423-989-5659