Building Board of Appeals

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The Building Board of Appeals determines the suitability of alternate materials and methods of construction, acts as the appeals board for the city’s construction codes (building, mechanical, plumbing and electrical codes) and for sign, fire and housing codes. Members are qualified by experience or training to judge matters pertaining to building construction.

The Building Board of Appeals consists of seven members who serve three-year terms and meet monthly.


  • Meetings take place the second Wednesday of every month
    at 7 p.m.
  • Court / City Council Conference Room
    101 Linden Street
    East Lansing, MI
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Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
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  • Michael Davis
    Term expires: 2021
  • Allen Drouare
    Term expires: 2021
  • Austin Brown
    Term expires: 2021
  • Liz Harrow, Vice-Chair
     Term expires: 2020 

  • Paul Furtaw
    Term expires: 2019
  • Larry Cross
    Term expires: 2020
  • Tim Mrozowski, Chair      
    Term expires: 2020

City Staff

Apply for a Vacancy

Submit a 
Board / Commission Application to apply for an appointment to the Building Board of Appeals.