County Appeals Board

Purpose


The County Appeals Board receives and rules on appeals from administrative decisions concerning the following codes and ordinances: 
  • The Barrier Free and related codes adopted by Whatcom County and a required by Washington State
  • The Code for the Abatement of Dangerous Buildings
  • The International Building Codes, including:
    • The IBC
    • The IFC (fire)
    • The IMC (mechanical)
    • The IRC (residential)
  • The Uniform Plumbing Code
  • The Washington State Energy Code

Members

Specifications


5 regular members with 2 alternates, one from each of the following professions or disciplines.
  • 1 fire prevention member
  • 3 members from the building, structural engineering,
    architectural, plumbing, mechanical, or other
    construction trade
  • 1 lay member

Current membership roster


  • Jerry DeBruin - Fire Prevention
  • Tony Freeland - Construction Trade
  • Dennis Smith - Lay Member
  • Scott Van Dalen - Construction Trade
  • Dominic Moceri - Construction Trade

Vacancies

 

Term Information 


  • 3 year term length; 2 consecutive full terms

Authority


Date of Formation


  • February 7, 1985