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Board of Building Appeals


In order to carry out the intent and purpose of the City Building
Code, the Board shall:

(1) Hear appeals filed by any person, partnership, corporation or other unincorporated association adversely affected by a decision in the enforcement of the City Building Code.  The Board may require by resolution that the Chief Building Official modify, reverse, or enforce his decision.

(2) Make recommendations to the Mayor for amendments to the City Building Code as the public health, safety and  welfare may require.

(3) Determine on application to the Board, whether any new type of material, method of construction or equipment is equal to that required by the City Building Code.

(4) Advise and consult with the Director of Public Safety and the Chief Building Official concerning practices in the home improvement industry.

(5) Make recommendations to the Mayor and Council concerning the administration and operation home improvement contract laws and any amendments to these laws it might deem necessary or advisable.

(6) Undertake activities to encourage high standards of honesty, fair business practices and public responsibility in the home improvement business.

Meeting Times

Meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month at 5:00 pm in the Building Department conference room.

Appointment Process

Members are appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by Council.

Current Members

Board of Building Appeals Members Seat Designation Term Expires
Don Tarver Public At Large 12/31/2020
William Eustathios Finance/Banking 12/31/2020
VACANT Building/Lumber Trades  
Jack Hawk Architect 12/31/2021
VACANT General Contractor  
John Russ Engineer 12/31/2019
Joe Middleton Building/Lumber Trades 12/31/2019

Membership Requirements

The seven members of the board must consist of:

  • One registered architect
  • One registered engineer
  • One contractor licensed by the City
  • One person knowledgeable in the area of banking and finance
  • Two representatives of lumber and building material dealers
  • One representative of the public at large

Members must be residents of the City or be employed or have their principal place of business within the City.  All members must be conversant with light construction industry.

Term Lengths

Three (3) years


Members serve without compensation.


City Ordinance 1305.01-.05, 1311.10-.11

If you would like to apply to serve on this commission or recommend someone to serve, please send or fax a resume and cover letter to:

Office of Mayor Thomas M. Bernabei
ATTN: Boards and Commissions
218 Cleveland Ave. SW
Canton, OH  44702

FAX: 330-489-3282

Last updated 4/8/2016

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