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The City of Portland, Oregon

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Phone: 503-823-7300


1900 SW 4th Ave, Portland, OR 97201

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Mechanical Code Board of Appeals

The Mechanical Board of Appeals determines the suitability of alternate materials and types of construction and provides for reasonable interpretations of the provisions of the Mechanical Code. The Board consists of three members, and an alternate for each member, appointed by the Mayor. Members, by experience and training, shall be qualified to pass upon the safety of installations and apparatus regulated by the Mechanical Code. Appointments are made for a term of 3 years.

The Mechanical Code Board of Appeals hears appeals of mechanical code issues which are appealed beyond the Administrative Appeals Board. The Appeals Board may affirm annul or modify the action of BDS on the condition that substantially equivalent safety is provided generally conforming to national standards concerning fire prevention, fire safety measures, and building construction requirements for safety.

This board meets as appeals are received.

See the Building Code Appeals Website for how to file your appeal.

The current members of the Mechanical Code Board of Appeals are:
Name Membership Category Term Expires
John Karasaki
Milo Coy
Greg Douglass


June 2, 2023
June 2, 2023
June 2, 2023

Primary Contact to the Appeals Board: Terry Whitehill at 503-823-7639