Building and Fire Code Board of Appeals
Meeting Frequency: When an appeal is filed.
Contact: Secretary, Tina M. Carr, (540) 853-1330; [email protected]
Members: Nine (9), (*) Denotes Non-City Resident
|Member||Term of Office||Eligible for Reappointment|
|Christopher T. Link||06/30/26||Yes|
|Jeffrey S. Shawver||06/30/26||Yes|
Purpose: The Building and Fire Code Board of Appeals shall have jurisdiction to consider appeals pursuant to the building code, as the same is amended from time to time by the state board of housing and community development. The Building and Fire Code Appeals Board shall hear appeals filed with the code official on a form provided by the board. The code official shall transmit the appeal application form to the secretary of the board along with all papers constituting the record of action upon which the appeal is based.
The applicant shall provide the secretary with all information requested on the form provided by the Building and Fire Code Appeals Board and any such additional information or evidence as may be reasonably required for consideration of the matter.
An application for appeal filed according to the above shall be assigned an appeal number within five (5) days. Applications for appeals will be heard in the order they are received.
The secretary of the Building and Fire Code Appeals Board shall schedule the appeal, notify all interested parties of the hearing and give notice including the time, date and place of the meeting to anyone requesting such information.
The applicant may appear on his own behalf at the hearing or may be represented by legal counsel or an agent.
The final decision on any appeal to the Building and Fire Code Appeals Board shall be in the form of a resolution approved by a quorum of the board.
The Building and Fire Code Appeals Board shall notify the interested parties and the code official of the decision within seven (7) days after the signing of the resolution by the chairman, and in any event, within fourteen (14) days after the meeting in which the decision is made and within sixty (60) days on which the application for appeal was filed.
All records of the Building and Fire Code Appeals Board shall be public records.
For more information, contact the Secretary of the Board or click here.