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Washington County Government Seeks Members for the Building Code Board of Appeals

July 16, 2019

HAGERSTOWN, MD (July 16, 2019) – The Washington County Board of County Commissioners recently passed bylaws to reinstate the Building Code Board of Appeals and is now seeking members.

The Board shall have the responsibility to hear and decide appeals to orders, decisions, or determinations made by the Building Code Official relative to the application and interpretation of the Building Code. In exercising  the above-mentioned responsibilities, the Board may, in conformity with the provisions of law and the Washington County Building Code (as amended), reverse or affirm, wholly or partly, or may modify the order, requirement, decision, or determination appealed from, and make such order, requirement, decision, or determination as ought to be made.

The Board is looking for five (5) voting members who are qualified by experience and/or training to pass on matters pertaining to building construction and trades. Please visit the County’s website to apply (must be a resident of Washington County).

For additional information, please contact Krista Hart, County Clerk, at or 240.313.2204.