County Fire Board of Appeals
Bernalillo County Fire Code Ordinance 2012-7, Board of Appeals
As needed following an appeal
The purpose of the board of appeals is to establish within jurisdiction for the purpose of hearing applications for modification of the requirements of the International fire Code pursuant to the provision of Section 108 of the International Fire Code. The board shall be established and operated in accordance with this section, and shall authorize to hear evidence from appellants and the fire code official pertaining to the application and intent of this code for the purpose of issuing orders pursuant to these provisions.
In order to hear and decide appeals of orders, decisions or determinations made by the fire code official relative to the application and interpretation of this code, there shall and hereby is created a Board of Appeals, herein after ” The Board,” consisting of five (5) members who are qualified by experience and training to pass upon pertinent matters. The Board of County Commissioners with overlapping terms shall appoint the Board. The Board shall adopt reasonable rules and regulations for conducting its business and investigations and shall render all decisions and findings in writing to the Chief, with a duplicate copy to the Appellant and County Clerk, and may recommend to the executive body such new legislation as consistent therewith.
The county follows closely what the International Fire Code membership requirements are: