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State Building Code Technical Review Board FAQs

Q. How long does it take to process a typical appeal to the Review Board?
A. Two to three months.

Q. Do I need an attorney to handle the appeal?
A. Depending on whether there are any specific legal issues, it may be advisable to consult with an attorney. As a general rule, less than 50 percent of the parties in appeals are represented by attorneys.

Q. Do the board members have terms?
A. No, they serve at the pleasure of the Governor.

Q. What if I disagree with a decision of the Review Board in an appeal?
A. A statement of further right of appeal is included on all final orders of the board.

Q. Can staff assist in resolving an appeal situation?
A. Not usually; once an appeal is filed or has been heard by the local appeals board, the parties would have to consent to any resolution of the appeal.

Q. Are the decisions of the Review Board on file?
A. Yes, the decisions are kept in the files of the Office of the Review Board in chronological order. Review Board staff can assist in searching past cases by subject matter or issues.

Q. Are the interpretations issued by the Review Board on file?
A. The interpretations are published in a booklet available online. Any interpretations issued after the updating of the booklet are published in the Code Connections newsletter, also available online.