Building: Board of Appeals

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Purpose

To determine the suitability of alternate materials and methods of construction and to provide reasonable interpretation of the International Building Code.

Composition: 

The Board is comprised of five members appointed by the City Council for two-year staggered terms.  Members elect a Chairperson and Vice Chairperson annually who shall serve a term of one year.  Members shall serve without pay.

When:

The Building Board of Appeals meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers, or as needed.

How to:

To initiate an item to go before the Building Board of Appeals contact Building Division staff. The Building Division office is located in City Hall at 2355 Trane Rd., Bullhead City, AZ  86442.  Building staff can be reached by calling (928) 763-0124. Faxes can be sent to (928) 763-0131.


2006 INTERNATIONAL BUILDING CODE

CHAPTER 1 ADMINISTRATION

SECTION 112 BOARD OF APPEALS

112.1 General.
In order to hear and decide appeals of orders, decisions or determinations made by the building official relative to the application and interpretation of this code, there shall be and is hereby created a board of appeals. The board of appeals shall be appointed by the governing body and shall hold office at its pleasure. The board shall adopt rules of procedure for conducting its business.

112.2 Limitations on authority.
An application for appeal shall be based on a claim that the true intent of this code or the rules legally adopted thereunder have been incorrectly interpreted, the provisions of this code do not fully apply or an equally good or better form of construction is proposed. The board shall have no authority to waive requirements of this code.

112.3 Qualifications.
The board of appeals shall consist of members who are qualified by experience and training to pass on matters pertaining to building construction and are not employees of the jurisdiction.