This Board conducts hearings at the request of property owners who have been put on notice that the structures on their properties have been determined to be “dangerous buildings” as defined in Chapter 9 of the Code of Ordinances (The Building Code). This board also considers appeals regarding the requirements, determinations, and decisions made by the city’s inspectors in their enforcement of Chapter 17 of the Code of Ordinances (The Housing Code). Also, the board grants variances to elements of The Housing Code in instances where literal application of the code would result in exceptional practical difficulty.
Meeting Frequency: Monthly, on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 2:00 p.m. in the City Commission Chambers at City Hall
Affecting Legislation: Ordinance 1930 (Section 9-327 of the Kalamazoo City Code)
Term Limit: 3 year Terms, limited to 2 Consecutive Terms, then 3 year break.