Code Information & Appeals
We hold regular Code Academy trainings (formerly called "consistency" meetings) for residential building, commercial building, electrical, mechanical/fuel gas, and plumbing.
Our Code Academy meetings occur at 8 a.m. on the following schedule:
- Commercial Building : first Thursday of each month
- Residential Building: first Wednesday of each month
- Electrical: second Wednesday of each month
- Mechanical: last Tuesday of each month
- Plumbing: last Wednesday of the month
We welcome and encourage our customers to participate in these meetings at our headquarters:
In addition to monthly Code Academy trainings, we hold annual Code Connections meetings. Code Connections meetings are meant to inform builders on critical code, administrative or process changes, along with legislative updates. Meetings also cover code basics, technical issues, permit and inspection issues, all in one meeting.
We also take questions from attendees and discuss individual customer issues. These meetings are announced several weeks in advance. To receive email notification of these meetings, sign up to receive our quarterly newsletter.
Sign up to receive our quarterly newsletter, which contains important code information, here. Sign up as a contractor or design professional -- those customers receive the newsletter, and other important updates, automatically.
Recognizing that disagreements occur on both code interpretations and field conditions, the Department offers customers this appeal process. While the Department encourages communication between the contractor and CEO regarding failed inspections, it is anticipated appeals will most often be used to address failed inspections impacting a contractor's project failure rate and subsequently, the final project fee adjustment by the re-inspection fee program.