Board of Building and Fire Code Appeals

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The Board of Building and Fire Code Appeals conducts public hearings on proposed code adoptions, considers appeals of code applications and interpretations, and reviews proposals of alternate methods and materials of construction. Comprising five Council-appointed Burbank residents, the Board meets on call.

The Board Members are:

Ernest Dellinger, Chair
Sophia Ngo Conn, Vice Chair
Steve Baghoomian
Ivan Chen-O'Neill
Thomas Smith

 Hearing Schedule & Fee:

Hearings are scheduled within 60 days of the date the application is received by the Building & Safety Division. The application filing fee is $116.15.

Appeal Form



The Board may hear and decide appeals of orders, decisions or determinations made by the Building Official or Fire Marshal relative to the application and interpretation of the building and fire codes, and proposals for the use of alternate methods and materials of construction. The Board cannot waive the requirements of the code.


Archived Agendas & Minutes:

October 10, 2019       Agenda

September 19, 2019   Agenda

August 28, 2019         Agenda

August 29, 2018         Agenda

January 24, 2018         Agenda

August 28, 2017         Agenda
August 23, 2017         Meeting cancelled due to lack of quorom
October 5, 2016          Agenda


September 21, 2016     Meeting cancelled 

June 16, 2016              Agenda
Minutes from June 16, 2016 meeting                       

June 30, 2015              Agenda  
                                    Minutes from June 30, 2015, meeting                                   

September 23, 2014    Agenda  
                                    Minutes from Meeting on Sept. 23, 2014 
                                        Public Hearing: Appeal of Alternate Methods and Materials
                                        Appeal on Intumescent Paint  Staff Report  Exhibit 1  Exhibit 2
                                        Appeal on Two-Hour Continuity  Staff Report   Exhibit 1  Exhibit 2

June 11, 2014             Agenda
                                   Minutes of Meeting on June 11, 2014
                                   Staff Report SB 407

October 3, 2013         Agenda ,
                                   Minutes from October 3, 2013, meeting,                                         

August, 28, 2013        Agenda,
                                   Minutes from August 28, 2013, meeting
                                   Staff Report 2013 California Building Code,  Exhibit A (Redline),  
                                   Staff Report 2013 California Fire Code, Exhibit (Redline)

June 17, 2013             Agenda
                                   Minutes from June 17, 2013, meeting
                                   Staff Report: International Property Maintenance Code
                                   Staff Report: International Existing Building Code,
                                   Staff Report: Uniform Solar Energy Code

February 26, 2013      Agenda,  
                                   Minutes from February 26, 2013

June 6, 2012               Agenda 
                                   Staff Report 

September 20, 2011    Agenda

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