City of Tacoma seeks applicants for Board of Building Appeals

Tacoma City Council is looking to fill two positions on its Board of Building Appeals, a quasi-judicial board consisting of seven members who are recommended by the Infrastructure, Planning, and Sustainability Committee and appointed by Tacoma City Council. 

Duties of the Board of Building Appeals include reviewing and providing recommendations for approval to Tacoma City Council for new editions, amendments, and proposed changes to the City’s Building, Mechanical, Plumbing, Fire, Dangerous Building, Minimum Housing, and Energy Codes; holding hearings and making 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 Code, Mechanical Code, Plumbing Code, Fire Code and Energy Code; and hearing appeals of orders or decisions made by the Hearing Officer for the Dangerous Building Code or Minimum Housing Code.

Applicants should have knowledge and/or experience in design and/or construction related to building, fire, mechanical, plumbing, and/or energy code.  Applicants with experience in sustainable building construction are also encouraged to apply.

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

Applications must be submitted to the Tacoma City Clerk’s Office by Sun., March 6. To apply, please visit or contact Amanda Punsalan in the Tacoma City Clerk’s Office at (253) 591-5178 or Tacoma Municipal Building North, 733 Market St., Room 11, Tacoma, WA 98402.