Construction Board of Appeals

PURPOSE: To hear, and act upon, all appeals under the Building, Electrical, Plumbing, Mechanical, and Fire Prevention Codes of the City of Madison Heights. 



  • 5 members
    • Architect / Builder
    • Architech / Structural Engineer
    • Mechanical Engineer / Contractor
    • Electrical Engineer / Contractor
    • Fire Protection Engineer / Contractor

TERM:  2 years

MEETING:  On call when scheduled at City Hall.


Name  Term Expires  Position 
Rick Lewis 12-31-17 Member
Lawrence Holman 12-31-17 Member
Tim Germain 12-31-17 Member
Dennis Siekierski 12-31-17 Member
Douglas Falzon 12-31-17 Member
  Building Official






(1) 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:


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. 

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.

(2) 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 contact the Building Division at (248) 583-0831.

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