Board of Building Appeals

The Board shall interpret and hear the implementation or appeal of regulations regarding the City's Building Codes, including the 2006 International Building Code, the 2006 International Residential Code for 1- and 2-family dwellings, and the 2006 International Property Maintenance Code.

Any property owner or holder of a permit issued subject to this code shall have the right to appeal to the Board of Building Appeals a decision of the code official in connection with such permit or from any notice issued in connection with this enforcement of this code. Appeals shall be based solely upon and shall state a claim either that:
  • The true intent of this code or the rules or regulations adopted pursuant to this code have been incorrectly interpreted
  • The provisions of this code do not apply
  • An equivalent form of construction can be used
Any appeal under this section shall be in writing, shall contain a statement of the grounds for the appeal and shall be filed in the office of the code official within 20 days after the rendering of the decision or from the date of service of the notice from which the appeal is taken. A petition fee of $150 is due at the time of application.