Building Code Appeals

To appeal a decision made regarding the building code, you must apply to the Board of Appeals. The Board of Appeals is responsible for reviewing:

  • Appeals of administrative decisions
  • New methods or products
  • Plan correction notices
  • Written orders and opinions of a building code official regarding the building code

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Apply for an Appeal

Step 1.Application 

Submit your completed Board of Appeals application(PDF, 257KB) and a $250 check (made payable to "Manager of Finance") by mail or in person.

Mail to:
Community Planning and Development
Attention: Cashiering
201 W. Colfax Ave., Dept. 205
Denver, CO 80202 

Drop off in person:
Wellington Webb Municipal Building
CPD Cashier Counter (2nd floor)
201 W. Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80202

Step 2.Staff Review

Staff will review your application for completeness and make a decision as to whether the case can be brought before the Board of Appeals.

Step 3.Decision 

You will receive a letter with either a denial or a date of the next Board of Appeals meeting.

Number of Mayoral Appointments: 9
3 years

Function: The Board of Appeals is responsible for reviewing appeals of administrative decisions made by the Building Department concerning building code provisions.

Qualifications: The Board of Appeals is comprised of one architect (and one alternate architect), one contractor, one professional engineer (and one alternate engineer), one preservationist and two citizen members who cannot be associated with the building industry (and one citizen alternate).

Enabling Authorization: Established by Ordinance in 1952. 

Meets: January to October the fourth Thursday of the month; November and December as needed on the third Thursday of the month.
Meeting Time: 8:30 a.m.
Meeting Location:
Wellington Webb Building
201 W. Colfax Ave., Room 2.L.1.
Denver, CO., 80202

Member Name Title Term Expires
Jeffrey Anderson Architect Representative 12/31/2020
Kevin Charlson Contractor Representative 12/31/2020
Matt Chiodini
Architect Alternate Representative
Jerry Maly, chair Professional Engineer Representative 12/31/2020
Peter Marxhausen Professional Engineer Alternate 12/31/2021
Andy Duckett-Emke, vice-chair Preservationist Representative 12/31/2020
Matthew Ruhland Citizen Alternate Representative
Laurie Simonson Citizen Representative 12/31/2021
Michael Blake Citizen Representative 12/31/2021