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Building Appeals Board

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The Board of Appeals (BOA) serves primarily as an advisory body to the Building Official, who also staffs the group. When needed, the group provides advice on specific building issues to the Town Council. The group also functions as an appeal board for those appealing orders, decisions, or determination made by the Building Official in particular subject areas. (CBC Section 113) 

Board Member  End of Term 
 Rick Fitzgerald  2022
 Peter Gerdin  2020
 Robert Ferwerda
 Craig Krauss  2020
 Craig Griesbach  2022
 Jamie Brimer  2022
 Michael de Lafontaine  2020

Members and Terms

The BOA consists of seven members who are “qualified by knowledge, experience,
and training regarding construction and code compliance and shall pass judgment upon matters pertaining to same.” Members serve a term of four years.
Members are eligible to reappointment. No term limits apply to the BOA.


Functions, powers and duties 

The BOA performs the following functions as stipulated by its Rules of Procedure adopted by the Town Council in 2001 said duties include:

  • Hear and decide appeals of orders, decisions, or determinations made by the Building Official relative to the application and interpretation of codes and/or related Town ordinances. The Board shall have no authority relative to interpretation of the administrative provisions on the Uniform Building Code nor shall the Board be empowered to waive requirements of this code.
    (CBC Section 113.2).
  • Act in an advisory capacity to the Town Council and/or Town of Truckee Building Division. The Board shall provide in writing interpretations and opinion on building code items not specifically addressed in the Building Code and issue interpretations and opinions based on conditions (geographical or climatic) unique to the Truckee area. 

For more information, please contact Emily McGuire at (530) 582-2491 or