Building Board of Appeals

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.


  • View the Building Board of Appeals 2021 Meeting Schedule and Application Deadlines (PDF)
  • Meetings take place the fourth Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. (some adjustments due to holidays)
  • East Lansing City Hall
    Conference Room A
    410 Abbot Road
    East Lansing, MI 48823
Building Board of Appeals Seal

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
View Agendas & Minutes | View Agendas & Minutes Archives 

Upcoming Public Hearings

  • (UPDATED 8/26/21): A Public Hearing (PDF) will take place on Thursday, Aug. 26 at 7 p.m. at the East Lansing 54B District Court, 101 Linden Street, in Courtroom 2 (second floor). 


  • John Perry
    Term expires: 2024
  • Jeffrey Friedle
    Term expires: 2022
  • Dan Boles
    Term expires: 2022
  • Allen Drouare
    Term expires: 2021
  • Liz Harrow, Vice-Chair
     Term expires: 2023

  • Larry Cross
    Term expires: 2023
  • Tim Mrozowski, Chair      
    Term expires: 2023

City Staff

Apply for a Vacancy

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