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City Council Seeks Applicants for Board of Building Appeals

Feb. 22, 2016



Sue Coffman, Staff Liaison, sue.coffman@cityoftacoma.org, (253) 594-7905


City Council Seeks Applicants for Board of Building Appeals


The Tacoma City Council is looking to fill two positions on its Board of Building Appeals. Applicants should have knowledge and/or experience in design and/or construction related to building, fire, mechanical, plumbing and/or energy code.  Applicants with experience in sustainable building construction are also encouraged to apply.


The Board of Building Appeals is a quasi-judicial board consisting of seven members who are recommended by the Infrastructure, Planning, and Sustainability Committee and appointed by the City Council. 


Duties of the Board of Building Appeals include:

  • Review and provide recommendation for approval to Council for new editions, amendments, and proposed changes to the City’s Building, Mechanical, Plumbing, Fire, Dangerous Building, Minimum Housing, and Energy Codes. 
  • Holding hearings and make decisions on appeals of orders, decisions, or determinations made by the Building Official or Fire Chief relative to the application and interpretation of the Building Code, Mechanical Code, Plumbing Code, Fire Code and Energy Code.
  • Hear appeals of orders or decisions made by the Hearing Officer for the Dangerous Building Code or Minimum Housing Code.


More information is available on the City’s website or by contacting Sue Coffman in Planning and Development Services at (253) 594-7905.


Applications must be submitted to the City Clerk’s Office by Sunday, March 6, 2016. To apply, please visit cityoftacoma.org/cbcapplication or contact Amanda Punsalan in the City Clerk’s Office at (253) 591-5178 or Tacoma Municipal Building North, 733 Market St., Room 11, Tacoma, WA 98402.