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Board Of Appeals

The City of Arlington is proposing to adopt the 2015 editions of the International Code Council’s set of construction codes and the 2017 edition of the National Electrical Code.  Click here to view proposed amendments and deletions.  Comments are currently being accepted, and your input is appreciated.  A joint Open House/Public Meeting is scheduled with the appropriate Board of Appeals as indicated below.  The meetings will be held at City Hall, 101 W Abram Street, Arlington, TX 76010, Council Briefing Room on the 3rd floor and are scheduled as follows:

  • February 6 – 3:00 pm – Mechanical and Plumbing Code Board of Appeals (IMC, IPC, & IFCG)
  • February 9 –  3:00 pm – Electrical Code Board of Appeals (NEC)
  • February 22 – 2:00 pm – Building Code Board of Appeals (IBC, IRC, IFC, IECC, & IEBC)

Written comments will be accepted for each code up to the day prior of its respective Open House/Public Meeting, and comments will also be taken at each meeting.  Questions can be directed to Rick Ripley, Building Official, at Rick.Ripley@arlingtontx.gov, and staff will also be available to answer questions at each meeting.

We welcome and encourage your participation.  Please take time to send us your comments to help ensure the best construction standards are adopted by the City of Arlington.”

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Building Code Board of Appeals

The function of the Building Code Board of Appeals is to hear appeals of the Building Official or Fire Marshall’s Interpretation Decision of the building codes, or to make a determination of alternate materials and/or methods of construction.

Electrical Board

The function of this Board is to hear appeals from decisions of the Building Official regarding the application and enforcement of the electrical code and to grant variances from the terms of the ordinance when necessary to carry out the intent and spirit of the ordinance. The decisions of the Board are final unless recourse is taken through District Court.

Mechanical and Plumbing Board of Appeals

The Board may vary the application of any provision of the Mechanical Code or modify an order of the Building Official when, in its opinion, enforcement would do manifest injustice and would be contrary to the purpose of the Code. Recourse from decisions of this Board must be made through the District Court.

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