The Building Codes Board of Appeals provides an avenue for applicants to appeal the decision of the Building Official. The Building Codes Board of Appeals hears and decides appeals of orders, decisions or determinations made by the Building Official relative to the application and interpretations of the building codes.
A Building Codes Board of Appeals is established, as described in the adopted Building Codes, to enable the Town to adequately provide an avenue for applicants to appeal the decision of the Building Official if they so choose. The intent of the appeals process is not to waive or set aside a code requirement; rather it is intended to provide a means of reviewing a Building Official’s decision on an interpretation or application of the code or to review the equivalency of protection to the code requirements.
All members are required to be residents of Queen Creek. The members shall be appointed by the Mayor. One member shall be an architect, registered in the State of Arizona; one member shall be a structural engineer, registered in the State of Arizona; one member shall be a general commercial contractor, licensed in the State of Arizona; one member shall be a home builder, licensed in the State of Arizona; one member shall be a representative of a Fire Department or a Fire Protection Consultant; one member shall be a trades contractor (one that will possess skills necessary for trades such as plumbing, mechanical and electrical), licensed in the State of Arizona; and one member shall be a citizen-at-large. The Building Official or designated employee of the Building Safety Division shall be an ex officio and non-voting member and shall act as secretary to the Board.
The initial terms of the members of the Building Codes Board of Appeals shall be staggered terms with three members serving a one-year term, two members serving a two-year term and two members serving a three-year term. Upon expiration of the three one-year terms and three two-year terms, all subsequent terms shall be for a period of three years. The members appointed shall determine by lot whether their initial term shall be for one year, two years or three years. Please note that this will be a low-maintenance responsibility, most likely meeting only a couple times a year.
For more information, please e-mail Michael Williams.