Local Board of Building Code Appeals

In accordance with City Ordinance Section 14-34 , a local board of building code appeals was created pursuant to the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code adopted by reference in City Ordinance Section 14-31. The established board shall conduct and consider appeals in accordance with the standards and requirements set forth in the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code. Any person aggrieved by the local building department's application of the USBC by way of written notice of violation for property maintenance, shall submit in a written request for appeal to the code compliance division within 30 calendar days from the written notice. Failure to submit an application for appeal within the required timeframe shall constitute acceptance of the code official's decision. 

Appeals can be filed online through eBuild, in person at the Development and Permits Office on 2nd floor of City Hall Building or mailed in to the department (must be postmarked before appeal deadline). 

Meetings are scheduled based on when appeals are filed.