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Building Code Appeals Board

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Building Code Appeals Board

This is a five member board comprised of professional engineers, architects and building contractors.  The Board hears and rules on matters appealing a decision of the Director of the Division of Permits & Inspections regarding the Washington County Building Code.

Appeals must be based on a claim that the Code or rules have been incorrectly interpreted, the provisions of the Code do not fully apply, or an equivalent form of construction is to be used.

Staff support to the Building Code Appeals Board is Becky Gander. She can be reached at 240-313-2466 or email Becky.

The Building Code Board of Appeals meets the second Friday of every month as appeals are received. Meetings are held at the office of the Division of Permits & Inspections, 747 Northern Ave, Hagerstown, MD at 8:00 a.m.

Building Appeals Board Members

Term Expires
John Barr
February 28, 2023
Aaron Peteranecz
February 28, 2023
Ernie Gianocola
February 28, 2022
Nick Hill
February 28, 2022
Terry Wishard
February 28, 2021

Meeting Dates

This Board meets on an “as needed” basis

If you would like to serve as a board member, please visit Boards & Commissions Page to review the various boards and submit an application.

Permits & Inspections

Washington County Administrative Annex

747 Northern Ave
Hagerstown, MD 21742

Phone: 240-313-2460
Email: [email protected]
Fax: 240-313-2461

Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Permit Processing Hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, 7:30 am. – 3:00 p.m.

TTY users may call any government office through the Maryland Relay Service 1-800-735-2258

Liberal Leave is in effective for Washington County Government


Liberal leave is in effect for all non-essential personal on Tuesday, February 13, 2024, until noon. Essential personnel are expected to fulfill their duties as usual.

The starting time for today’s Board of County Commissioners meeting will be reevaluated at 9:00 am.

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