Number of Members: Seven members – One Council member and six citizens
Term of Service: Five-year terms
To hear appeals concerning application of the Uniform Statewide Building Code and the fire official concerning application of the Statewide Fire Prevention Code. Authority is given to the Appeals Board to reverse, uphold or modify the decision of the building / maintenance official or fire official regarding application of the code. The Appeals Board decisions are final unless the State Review Board Appeals the decision. Members of the Appeals Board shall be selected by the locality on the basis of their ability to render fair and competent decisions regarding application of the USBC and shall to the extent possible, represent different occupational or professional fields relating to the construction industry. At least one member should be an experienced builder; at least one member should be an RDP, and at least one member should be an experienced property manager. Employees or officials of the locality shall not serve as members of the Appeal Board.