Housing Board of Appeals


The Housing Board of Appeals meets as needed in the Municipal Building.

About the Housing Board of Appeals

Any person directly affected by a decision of the code official or a notice or order issued under this code shall have the right to appeal to the board of appeals, provided that a written application for appeal is filed within 20 days after the day the decision, notice or order was served. An application for appeal shall be based on a claim that the true intent of this code or the rules legally adopted there under have been incorrectly interpreted, the provisions of this code do not fully apply, or the requirements of this code are adequately satisfied by other means.


The Housing Board of Appeals consists of a minimum of three members, serving three-year staggered terms.


  • Ann L. Mastin
  • Bob Petitt
  • Ashley Ownby
  • Donald Humes
  • Susie Gilbert
  • Rick Butler (Chairman)

The board of appeals shall consist of minimum of three members who are qualified by experience and training to pass on matters pertaining to property maintenance and who are not employees of the jurisdiction. The code official shall be an ex-officio member but shall have no vote on any matter before the board. The board shall be appointed by the chief appointing authority, and shall serve staggered and overlapping terms. The chief appointing authority shall appoint two or more alternate members who shall be called by the board chairman to hear appeals during the absence or disqualification of a member. Alternate members shall possess the qualifications requires for board membership.

Contact the Staff

The Housing Board of Adjustment and Appeals has been staffed by the Development and Engineering Department of the City of Cleveland and may be reached at (423) 479-1913.