Mechanical Code Board of Appeals

Kevin Powell

Established by Code of the City of Lawrence, Kansas, Chapter V, 5-1.230 on July 1st, 2017, the purpose of the Mechanical Code Board of Appeals is to:

  1. Hear and decide appeals of order, decisions or determinations made by the building official relative to the work on Mechanical Systems; and
  2. Provide technical expertise and guidance as a code committee recommending to the City Commission any changes necessary for the adoption of technical codes and ordinances.

The Mechanical Board of Appeals shall consist of five members who are qualified by experience and training to pass upon matters pertaining to mechanical design, construction and maintenance and the public health aspects of mechanical systems and Board members shall be either a City of Lawrence resident or a Douglas County resident who is an employee of, or owns, a business within the City of Lawrence. One member shall be neither employed in work regulated by the Mechanical Code as adopted and amended by the City, nor an employee of the City. Three (3) members of the Board shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. The members of the Board shall serve for three (3) years unless sooner removed for cause. One (1) or more members’ term(s) shall expire each year. Each member is eligible to serve two (2) consecutive terms.


The Board meets on as-needed basis, but all scheduled meeting agendas are posted to the City’s website approximately one week prior to any scheduled meeting. If you have questions about upcoming meetings, contact Patrick O’Brien.