- 1. What if my project makes it impossible to comply with a provision of the building code?
- 2. How do I obtain a variance?
- 3. What if something is not covered in the building code?
- 4. What if I don’t agree with a decision of the inspector?
The Department of Municipal Inspections does not have the authority to waive a requirement of the building code. If code compliance is not possible due to a unique situation, a variance must be obtained from the State Board of Building Regulations and Standards.
Applications are available in the Department of Municipal Inspections or at the State Department of Public Safety. It is a lengthy process, so allow ample time in your project scheduling.
In that unlikely situation, the building inspector has the authority to approve or disapprove the proposed method of construction.
If the disagreement can not be resolved, an appeal can be filed with the State Board of Building Regulations and Standards, using the same application used for a variance.