Master Board of Appeals

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The Master Board of Appeals consists of five (5) regular members and two (2) alternate members appointed to serve three (3) year terms. Board members are architects, structural engineers, electrical engineers or master electricians, licensed building contractors, or persons qualified by training or experience to determine the suitability of alternative materials and methods of construction and to consider requests for interpretation of the City's building and other technical codes.

The purpose of the Master Board of Appeals is to serve as a quasi-judicial appellate tribunal to determine and provide for interpretation and relief from perceived grievances from any order, requirement, decision, or determination made by an administrative official of the City. The Board's primary functions and duties include:

  • Sit as final administrative authority to hear and decide appeals resulting from any order, decision, or determination made by the Building Official or Fire Chief or authorized representatives made pursuant to any code set forth in Title 16 of the Longmont Municipal Code;
  • Determine the suitability of alternate materials and methods or standards of construction substantially equivalent with code specifications, consistent with public health, safety and welfare;
  • Grant variances from the strict application of the technical codes subject to certain standards;
  • Interpret the provisions of Title 16 of the Longmont Municipal Code including building, mechanical, plumbing, electrical, housing, and energy codes;
  • Review and advise City Council on any proposed building and fire code adoptions and amendments; and
  • Build community and expert opinions with respect to needed or proposed building code amendments.

Meeting Time and Place

First Wednesday of each month
City Council Chambers, 350 Kimbark Street
7 pm

Agendas by Date

 Meeting Date
 Meeting Agenda
February 6, 2019
March 6, 2019
April 3, 2019
May 1, 2019
June 5, 2019
July 3, 2019

Meeting Minutes Archives:

View Master Board of Appeals Prior Meeting Minutes

Staff Liaisons:

Blas Hernandez, Chief Building Official - (303) 651-8331

Linda Meade, Administrative Assistant - (303) 651-8951

You may get in touch with Board members by contacting the staff liaison.

Board Members: Board Member

Board Member

Term Expiration
 Karl Weaver  12/31/2021
Donato Russell 12/31/2020
Dave Bishton
Geri Boone  12/31/2020
 Tom Martinez  12/31/2019
Alternate Members

 VACANCY  12/31/2020

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