Building Code Board of Appeals

The Building Board of Appeals is responsible for hearing grievances that result from decision rendered by city building officials. Board members can take action on disputes related to the interpretation of the building code and cannot waive or change the code. The Building Code Board of Appeals meets as needed in accordance with the city ordinance. 

The Building Code Board of Appeals consists of five members appointed by the Mayor with advice and consent of city council, one from each of the following professions or disciplines:

  • A registered design professional who is a registered architect; or builder or superintendent of building construction with at least ten years experience, five of which shall have been in responsible charge of work
  • A registered design professional with structural engineering or architectural experience
  • A registered design professional with a mechanical or plumbing engineering experience; or a mechanical or plumbing contractor with at least ten years experience, five of which shall have been in responsible charge of work
  • A registered design professional with electrical engineering experience; or an electrical contractor with at least ten years experience, five of which shall have been in responsible charge of work
  • A registered design professional with fire protection engineering experience; or a fire protection contractor with at least ten years experience, five of which shall have been in responsible charge of work.
There are several open seats on the Building Code Board of Appeals. Please contact the City Clerk's office (248-658-3319) if you're interested in serving.

 Board Member  Profession  Term Expires
 Chris A. Cleveland  Electrical Engineer  July 2019
 Paul Fantuzizi  Residential Builder  July 2019
 James L. Yates  Structural Team Leader/Stantec  July 2019


To view the enabling legislation surrounding the Building Code Board of Appeals, click here. If you have any questions or comments regarding the Building Code Board of Appeals, please contact Tim McLean at 248-658-3320.
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