Building Code Appeal Board
The Building Code Appeal Board has operated since 1973. Its role is to decide on matters of interpretation and application of the British Columbia Building Code when there is a dispute between a party and the local authority that enforces the code.
The Board is made up of subject matter experts and operates independently from the government. Board decisions are final and binding.
The board was established under the Local Government Act, Section 693.The Board follows the formal requirements of the appeal process set out in the Local Government Act.
See the Frequently Asked Questions page for more about building codes.
Building and Safety Standards Branch
614 Humboldt Street - 4th Floor
Victoria, BC V8W 3A2
Secretary, Building Code Appeal Board
c/o Building and Safety Standards Branch
PO Box 9844 Stn Prov Govt
Victoria, BC V8W 9T2
Telephone: (250) 387-3133
Justice Education Society Resources
Before you appeal to the tribunal, have you tried to work out your situation by other methods? The tribunal process can take a lot of time and may not result in the decision you expected. Use this Early Dispute Resolution checklist to find out if you have tried all avenues available to you. The following videos and PDFs will also help you.
Preparing for a Hearing
If you have decided to move forward with the tribunal process, use this Tribunal Hearing Preparation checklist to help you get ready. You may also like to take a look at these videos and PDFs for more about how to prepare your case.