Construction Board of Adjustment and Appeals

Little Rock Revised City Code of Ordinances; Sec. 8-30 reorganized the Construction Board of Adjustment and Appeals from two (2) prior Boards. Its charge is to hear appeals of decisions and interpretations by a City Building Official, and to consider variances of the technical codes adopted or followed by the City. These codes include building codes, electrical codes, plumbing and mechanical codes for new and existing installations and structures.

Meetings are held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month (as needed) from 3:00 PM — 5:00 PM at the Building Codes Conference Room; 723 West Markham Street.

For More Information

Charles 'Chuck' Givens, Building Codes Manager
Planning and Development Department
723 West Markham Street
Little Rock, AR 72201
(501) 371-4828
cgivens@littlerock.gov

AUTHORITY: Little Rock Revised City Code of Ordinances; Sec. 8-30 (This ordinance eliminated the Board of Building Code Appeals and the Board of Electrical Code Appeals Boards by Ordinance No. 17,779, passed by the Little Rock City Board of Directors on July 7, 1998)
TERM: Four (4) Years
MEMBERS: Ordinance No. 20,694, passed by the Little Rock City Board of Directors on February 19, 2013, amended Ordinance No. 17,779 and decreased the size of the Commission from seven (7) to five (5) members.
DUTIES: To hear appeals of decisions and interpretations by a City Building Official, and to consider variances of the technical codes adopted or followed by the City. These codes include building codes, electrical codes, plumbing and mechanical codes for new and existing installations and structures.
SELECTION: Members of this Board are appointed by the Little Rock City Board of Directors, and shall consist of members with expertise in dealing with the various City Codes and who possess the following training and experience:
A Registered Architect;
A Licensed Building Contractor;
A Registered Electrical Engineer;
A Licensed Mechanical or Plumbing Contractor;
A Registered Mechanical Engineer;
A Licensed Master Electrical Contractor; or
A Registered Structural Engineer
MEETINGS:
2nd Wednesday of Each Month (as needed)
Building Codes Conference Room
723 West Markham Street
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
CONTACT: Charles 'Chuck' Givens
Building Codes Manager
Planning and Development Department
723 West Markham Street
Little Rock, AR 72201
(501) 371-4828
cgivens@littlerockar.gov

Current Members

Brian Corbitt
(Building Contractor)
Term Expires: 1-5-2020

H. James Engstrom
(Structural Engineer)
Term Expires: 1-5-2017

Edward E. Peek
(Architect)
Term Expires:  1-5-2016

Ben Stewart
(Registered Mechanical Engineer)
engineerpe@aol.com
Term Expires: 1-5-2017

City Director Doris Wright
(Board of Directors Liaison)
board@littlerock.gov
Term Expires:  12-31-2020