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Main: 503-823-4519

City/County Info: 503-823-4000

TDD: 503-823-6868

1120 SW 5th Ave, Suite 114, Portland, OR 97204

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Mechanical Code Board of Appeals

Description: The Mechanical Code Board of Appeals hears appeals of mechanic code issues which are appealed beyond the weekly Administrative Appeals board. The board determines the suitability of alternate materials and types of construction and provides for reasonable interpretations of the provisions of the Mechanical Code. The Mechanical Code Board of Appeals hears appeals of mechanical code issues which are appealed beyond the Administrative Appeals Board. The 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.

Total seats available: Six

Term length: Three year

Volunteer position description: 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.


Bureau host: Development Services 

Contact: Terry Whitehill, 503-823-7639