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Housing Appeals Board
  • Description

    Holds hearings, grants variances, mediates appeals, and recommends enforcement action in the administration of Housing Code Enforcement.

  • General Requirements

    Seven members: one Iowa licensed realtor; one Iowa-registered architect or structural engineer; two contractors experienced in construction and remodeling; three representatives of the general public, one of whom has demonstrated interest in historic preservation. If City Council by resolution finds that no suitable person with the required qualifications is available to fill a vacancy that has been vacant for at least two months, it may appoint a representative of the general public to fill vacancy (this member appointed may not be reappointed unless City Council finds no suitable person with required qualifications is available for appointment).

  • Professional Requirements

    One Iowa licensed realtor, one Iowa-registered architect or structural engineer, and two contractors experienced in construction and remodeling,

  • Membership Term Information

    Three years

    • Term Limits

      Term limits apply

    • Term Expiration

      March 16th

  • Meeting Information

    • Meeting Freqeuency

      Second Wednesday of each month

    • Meeting Time

      5:30 PM

Meeting Location
  • Municipal Services Center / Floor Second Floor - Room: City Council Chambers
  • 1551 E. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parkway
  • Des Moines, Iowa 50317
City Staff
  • Jim Nelson 283-4197