Construction Board of Appeals


Meetings are held on call when scheduled at City Hall.

Current Roster

Name Term Expires Position
Vacant 08-31-24 Member
Vacant 08-31-25 Member
Del Loranger 08-31-25 Member
Brad Brickel 08-31-24 Member
Vacant 08-31-24 Member
Building Official Ex-Officio   


The Construction Board of Appeals hears, and acts upon, all appeals under the Building, Electrical, Plumbing, Mechanical, and Fire Prevention Codes of the City of Madison Heights.

Membership Information


The board is composed of 5 members from the following backgrounds:
  • Architect / Builder
  • Architect / Structural Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer / Contractor
  • Electrical Engineer / Contractor
  • Fire Protection Engineer / Contractor

Members serve 2 year terms.

About the Board

Any property owner or contractor may apply to the board for variance from the provision(s) of the code. The State Construction Code Act provides:

"After a public hearing the board of appeals may grant a specific variance to a substantive requirement of the code if the literal application of the substantive requirement would result in an exceptional, practical difficulty to the applicant, and if both of the following requirements are satisfied:
  1. The performance of the particular item or part of the building or structure with respect to which the variance is granted shall be adequate for its intended use and shall not substantially deviate from performance required by the code of that particular item or part for the health, safety and welfare of the people of this state.
  2. The specific condition justifying the variance shall be neither so general nor recurrent in nature as to make an amendment of the code with respect to the condition reasonably practical or desirable.
A board of appeals may attach in writing any condition in connection with the granting of a variance that in its judgment is necessary to protect the health, safety and welfare of the people of this state. The breach of a condition shall automatically invalidate the variance and any permit, license and certificate granted on the basis of it. In no case shall more than minimum variance from the code be granted than is necessary to alleviate the exceptional, practical difficulty."

For information on how to apply for a code variance call the Building Division at 248-583-0831.

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