Building Code Board of Appeals


  • 7:00 p.m.
  • Fourth Thursday of the month as needed
  • Public Safety Complex at 614 Main Street

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  1. Jerry Byers

    Building Official
    Phone: 641.628.0043


Members are appointed by the Mayor, subject to City Council approval, for five-year terms.

NameTerm ExpiresPhone
Julio ChiarellaAugust 1, 2024641.628.3391
Jim CorbettSeptember 5, 2022641.628.3150
David GrittersAugust 1, 2021641.780.2148
Brent Lanser (Chair)August 1, 2023641.628.4093
Marc Vande NoordAugust 1, 2025641.780.1918


The Building Code Board of Appeals is a five-members board that consists of three that are residents of the city and two residents of the two-mile extraterritorial jurisdiction. The board is interested in serving in matters pertaining to building code appeals. 

The duties and responsibilities of the Building Code Board of Appeals include hearing and deciding appeals of orders, decisions, or determinations made by the building official relative to the application and interpretation of the building codes of the City of Pella. The board also advises the City Council on matters pertaining to building code amendments, where such amendments are identified as necessary through the appeal process