Plumbing Board of Appeals
The Plumbing Board of Appeals consists of seven members appointed by the Mayor for terms of three years. The Board hears appeals to interpretations or modifications of the plumbing code and grants or denies variances as appropriate. The Board also considers the use of alternate materials and methods of construction for plumbing work and makes recommendations to the City Council for improving the code. The Board usually meets four to six times per year for approximately two hours each time. Two members must be master plumbers, two must be journeyman plumbers, one must be a mechanical engineer, one must be an architect and one is a member at large. Volunteers shall be qualified by experience and training to pass judgment upon matters pertaining to the installation of plumbing. If there are no appeals requested/filed there is no meeting. Payment, as follows, must be paid when application is filed: All types of uses or structures $75.00, Successive Applications - $10.00. Work or residency in the City of Cedar Rapids is required.
Building Services Division is looking for some great volunteers to join the outstanding Appeal Board members already serving our department. Terms last three years, and boards typically meet 3-6 times each year for about 2 hours.
Applications are being taken during the month of April. Please complete the form HERE and submit to Diane Weimer at the City Clerk’s office as instructed on the form. Listed below are the open positions for each of our appeal boards with any specific eligibility requirements noted. Women are strongly encouraged to apply!
Building/Fire – 2 openings
Applicants must be qualified by experience and training to act upon matters pertaining to building construction
Electrical - 2 openings
1 working electrician
1 must be engaged in electrical maintenance at a manufacturing plant
Mechanical - 3 openings
1 licensed-insured ducted air heating-cooling contractor
1 licensed-insured hydronic heating-cooling contractor
1 licensed-insured refrigeration contractor
(all members to have been engaged in the profession of their primary interest for a period of at least 5 years in the City of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, immediately prior to their appointment)
Plumbing - 4 openings
1 master plumber
2 journeyman plumbers
PLUMBING BOARD OF APPEALS – 3 YRS
Brecke, Rodney June 30, 2013
Day, Thomas June 30, 2015
Gast, Jim June 30, 2015
Brown, Alison June 30, 2015
Hessenius, Michael June 30, 2013
October 15, 2012
April 16, 2012
October 15, 2012
2012 Plumbing Code
For information, contact ...Bob Lynch, Chief Plumbing Inspector, 286-5831 ext. 4812 or Jennifer Canaday, 286-5169.