of the City of Des Moines
Due to renovations some offices have moved, please check the City Hall Move page
for more information.
Building and Fire Code Board of Appeals
(1)The board has the authority to periodically review building, electrical, mechanical, plumbing, and fire codes (2) Acts as a board of appeals to hear grievances arising from a decision of the building official or fire chief; (3) Determine the suitability of alternate materials and types of construction(4)Waives building code requirements under certain circumstances.
Roll Call 15-0332 (2-23-15)
Ordinance No. 15,349 (Amending Section 26-121 relating to the qualifications for appointment.
Seventeen members. Members must have a minimum of five years experience in one of the required fields listed under "professional requirements."
One Iowa registered architect; one Iowa registered professional structural or construction engineer; one Iowa registered professional mechanical engineer.; one Iowa registered professional electrical engineer; one general contractor - residential; one general contractor - commercial; two Des Moines licensed active master electricians responsible for electrical install operation of licensed electrical contractor; one Des Moines licensed master plumber responsible for plumbing install operation of licensed plumbing contractor; one Des Moines licensed journeyman plumber; two mechanical contractors with active Des Moines A, B, C or D mechanical contractor license; one licensed attorney; one person experienced in real estate or real estate financing; one person experienced in historic preservation; a building official and Fire Marshall serve as ex-officio members.
Membership Term Information
Term limits do not apply
- Argonne Armory / Floor Lower Level - Room: St. Etienne Conference Room
- 602 Robert D Ray Drive
- Des Moines, Iowa 50309