International Property Maintenance Code

Property Maintenance Board of Appeals

111.1 General. Any person directly affected by a decision of the code official or a notice and order issued under this code shall have the right to appeal to the Property Maintenance Board of Appeals, provided that a written application for appeal is filed within 20 days after the day the decision, notice and order was served. An application for appeal shall be based on a claim that the true intent of this code or the rules legally adopted thereunder have been incorrectly interpreted, the provisions of this code do not fully apply, or the requirements of this code are adequately satisfied by other means. The Board is additionally charged with the review of all proposed changes to the Property Maintenance Code and to submit recommendations to the responsible official and the city council. The board shall adopt rules of procedure for conducting its business. The board shall have no authority relative to the interpretation of the administrative provisions of this code nor shall the board be empowered to waive requirements of this code.

111.2 Membership of board. The Property Maintenance Board of Appeals shall consist of five members who are qualified by experience and training to pass on matters pertaining to property maintenance and who are not employees of the jurisdiction. The code official shall be an ex-officio member but shall have no vote on any matter before the board. The board shall be appointed by the chief appointing authority, and shall serve staggered and overlapping terms.

111.2.4 Secretary. The Chief Building Services Official shall designate a qualified person to serve as secretary to the board. The secretary shall file a detailed record of all proceedings in the Building Services office.