Tacoma seeks applicants for Board of Building Appeals

Tacoma City Council is looking to fill two positions on its Board of Building Appeals. Applicants should have knowledge and/or experience in design and/or construction related to building, fire, mechanical, plumbing and/or energy code. Individuals with experience in sustainable building construction are also encouraged to apply.

The Board of Building Appeals is a quasi-judicial board consisting of seven members who are recommended by Tacoma City Council’s Infrastructure, Planning, and Sustainability Committee, and appointed by Tacoma City Council.

Members review and provide recommendations to councilmembers on new additions, amendments, and proposed changes to the City of Tacoma’s Building, Mechanical, Plumbing, Fire, Dangerous Building, Minimum Housing, and Energy codes. They also hold hearings and make decisions on appeals of orders, decisions or determinations made by the building official or Fire Chief relative to the application and interpretation of the Building, Mechanical, Plumbing, Fire, and Energy codes. Finally, they hear appeals of orders or decisions made by the Hearing Officer for the Dangerous Building or Minimum Housing codes.

More information is available online here or by contacting Sue Coffman in Planning and Development Services at (253) 594-7905.

Applications must be submitted to the City Clerk’s Office by Mon., July 7. Apply online at cityoftacoma.org/cbcapplication or by contacting Linnea Meredith in the City Clerk’s Office at (253) 591-5178 or at the Tacoma Municipal Building North, 733 Market St., Room 11, in downtown Tacoma.