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Chapter 15. Buildings and Building Regulations

Sec. 15-13. Board of building code appeals.

(1) Composition. The board of building code appeals shall be that board of appeals created and established by section 18-34 of this Code, and appeals from any rulings or decisions made by the building services supervisor shall be taken as provided therein, except that the publication of notice of hearing required by section 18-34 of this Code shall not be necessary in the case of an appeal under this section.

(2) Powers. Powers of the board of building code appeals shall be as follows:

  1. The board of building code appeals shall have the power to grant a variance in materials, methods or conditions of construction or structural requirements, providing such variance preserves the intent and purpose of the building code provisions and does not materially lessen the standards of public health, safety, general welfare and fire protection provided by such provisions, and providing that the variance does not violate the provisions of the Wisconsin Administrative Building Codes.
  2. The board of building code appeals shall have the power to call any of the other city departments for assistance in the performance of its duty and it shall be the duty of such other departments to render such assistance as may be reasonably required.