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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 Plan Review & Permitting 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 Plan Review & Permitting, 80 W. Baltimore Street, Hagerstown, MD at 8:00 a.m.

Building Appeals Board Members

Term Expires
Kenneth Kline
February 28, 2019
Nicholas Hill, Sr.
February 28, 2019
Robert Rauth
February 28, 2019
Leslie Grim
February 28, 2019
Scott Bowen
February 28, 2019

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.

Washington County Administrative Annex

80 West Baltimore Street
Hagerstown, MD 21740
Phone: 240-313-2460
Fax: 240-313-2461
TTY users: MD Relay 711

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.

Same Day Permit Hours:
Wednesday, 7:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Appointment Scheduling Hours:
Tuesday & Thursday, 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Note: No appointments between 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.


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