§ 23-27.3-127.2.5 Procedures.
(a) When the building official refuses to issue a building permit in whole or in part, or refuses to approve the mode or manner of construction proposed to be followed or the materials to be used in the erection or alteration of a building or structure, or when it is claimed that the provisions of this code do not apply or that an equally good or more desirable form of construction can be employed in a specific case, or when it is claimed that the true intent and meaning of this code and regulations have been misconstrued or wrongly interpreted, within thirty (30) days the owner of the building or structure, whether erected or to be erected, the owner's authorized agent, or other aggrieved party may make an application for an appeal in writing from the decision of the building official to the local board of appeal.
(b) Upon receipt of the application for an appeal, the chairperson or secretary of the board of appeal shall appoint a panel of not less than three (3) members of the board to hear each appeal.
(c) Applications filed at least twenty-five (25) days, including Saturdays, Sundays, and legal holidays, prior to the monthly meeting of the board will be advertised for public hearing at the next scheduled meeting. Appeals affecting the disability regulations of the state building code shall cite the provisions in the advertisements. A copy of the application for appeal to the disability provisions of shall be sent to the state building commissioner. Unless the appeal is continued, a copy of the decision of the board shall be mailed to the owner, the aggrieved party, and to the building official from whom the appeal has been taken not later than ten (10) days following the date of the hearing.
(d) Applications for appeal must be accompanied by two (2) copies of the required plans for review by the building official and the board of appeals.
(e) The building official shall submit to the board of appeals a notice identifying the reason for the refusal to issue a permit and the code provisions being disputed.
(f) Any aggrieved party affected by the decision of the local board may appeal to the state board of standards and appeals within twenty (20) days after the filing of the local decision with the building official and owner. Any determination made by the local board shall be subject to review de novo by the state board of standards and appeals.
(P.L. 1976, ch. 256, § 1; P.L. 1981, ch. 236, § 4; P.L. 1985, ch. 162, § 1; P.L. 1991, ch. 48, § 1; P.L. 1997, ch. 150, § 3; P.L. 1999, ch. 430, § 3.)