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 Housing Code Board of Appeals, provided that a written application for appeal is filed within 20 days after the date of the initial notice of violation or order under this Code. An application for appeal shall be based on a claim that the true intent of the Code or the rules legally adopted thereunder 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 Code Board of Appeals shall have no authority to waive the requirements of this Code.
The Board meets the first Wednesday of each month at 3:00 p.m. unless there are no appeals. Meetings are held at the City Services Center, 500 15th Ave SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404.
AGENDA AND MINUTES
Application for Appeal
Requests for an appeal must be received in our office within 20 days from the date of the notice or order and must be accompanied by the appropriate filing fee. Payment must be made at the time of application.
Initial application - $30.00
Successive appeal items - $5.00
HOUSING APPEAL APPLICATION
The Housing Board of Appeals consists of seven (7) members appointed by the Mayor for terms of three (3) years. There are no special qualifications for membership except residency in Cedar Rapids. Some of the categories of experience that are helpful to be on the Housing Board are: landlord, property manager, realtor, attorney, construction inspector, contractor, maintenance person, renter and appraiser. Those interested in serving on the Housing Board of Appeals may submit a completed City application by following the steps found here.
- Craig Stump (2017) - Chair
- Jim Thatcher (2018) - Vice Chair
- Albert Aossey (2019)
- Lana Baldus (2019)
- Amanda Burns (2018)
- Sarah Coleman (2018)
- Garry Grimm (2017)
Terms are three years and expire on June 30th of the year in parenthesis above.