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File a Building Code Appeal & Electrical, Mechanical, Plumbing Code Appeals

File building code appeals, electrical code appeals, mechanical code and plumbing code appeals. This is a fee-based service that provides a formal response. You can request an alternative way to meet the intent of a code provision. You can also confirm an interpretation of building code language.
  1. Ask questions first

    Consult with plan reviewers or inspectors before submitting an appeal. They can help identify code requirements and possible alternative solutions. You can also read more about the appeal process.

  2. File building code, electrical, mechanical and plumbing code appeals

    A complete appeal packet includes the appeal application, plans/supplemental information and the fee. Plans or supplemental information that cannot submitted online can be mailed.

    Appeal Packets will be screened for completeness. Submittal of inaccurate or incomplete forms may cause a delay in hearing the appeal. Refer to “How to Write an Appeal and Fill Out an Application for an Appeal” for more information. Filing online is the preferred method for starting an appeal and will help avoid delays. 

    The appeal packet must be submitted online by 9 a.m. Thursday, in order to be included at the following Wednesday's appeal meeting. 

  3. Fee payment

    After you submit an appeal, we will email you a payment slip with a link to the online payment system. This system can accept both checks and credit cards. 

    Appeals fees 

    The following fees must be submitted with your application:

    • Commercial appeals - $527
    • Residential appeals - $263
    • Additional item fee - $132