City of Independence, Missouri

Board of Building and Engineering Appeals


This board determines the acceptability and adequacy of alternate materials, equipment, design, and types of construction; reviews decisions of the Building Official, Director of Public Works, or Fire Chief in interpretation of uniform building, plumbing, mechanical and sign codes, National Electrical Code, Chapter 17, Public Works Manual, and Uniform Fire Code, etc; and has authority to grant exceptions to relieve undue hardships when conformance of intent can still be maintained. See Article 10 of Chapter 4.

Membership Information

The Mayor, with approval of the Council, appoints five members for five (5) year staggered terms. The Board elects its own chairman and vice chairman for 1 year terms. Three members constitute a quorum. Two alternate members are to be appointed to three (3) year staggered terms.


NameTitleCategoryExpiration Date
Bower, Keith7/18/2016
Campfield, Kenneth M.7/18/2018
Hayward, Thomas7/18/2016
Keane, Joseph F.7/18/2018
Savage, Robert J.7/18/2017
Larsen, Edward "Zeke"AlternateAlternate Member7/18/2015
Petrie, BrianAlternateAlternate Member7/18/2016

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