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Board of Rules and Appeals

Conduct a program to monitor and oversee the inspection practices and procedures employed by the various governmental authorities charged with the responsibility of enforcing the Building Code.

Organize, promote and conduct training and educational programs designed to increase and improve the knowledge and performance of those persons certified by the Board of Rules and Appeals pursuant to the Building Code; may require the completion of certain minimum courses, seminars or other study programs as a condition precedent to the issue of certificates by the Board of Rules and Appeals pursuant to the Building Code.

Created By:

Broward County Charter, Article IX, Section 9.02, as amended.
Chapter 71-575, 72-482, 72-485, 73-427, 74-435, 74-437, 74-448, Laws of Florida, Special Acts.

Florida Building Code, applicable to Broward County, Chapter 98-287 as amended by Chapter 2000-141, Laws of Florida.

Resolution #95-0421, enacted March 14, 1995, establishing appropriate standards of conduct including acceptance of gifts and conflict of interest rules.

Article IX of the Broward County Charter, Section 9.02, amended November 5, 2002, enacting term limits effective January 1, 2003.

Broward County Administrative Provisions, Chapter 1, Section 101, effective March 1, 2009.


Thirteen (13) members and nine (9) alternates.

(A) The Broward County Commission shall appoint six (6) members by draw as follows:

(1) One air conditioning contractor
(2) One mechanical engineer
(3) One master electrician
(4) One consumer advocate
(5) One fire service professional
(6) One disabled person

(B) The Broward County Commission shall appoint three (3) alternates by draw as follows:

(7) One general contractor
(8) One architect
(9) One roofing contractor.

(C) The Broward League of Cities shall appoint seven (7) members as follows:

(10) One architect
(11) One general contractor
(12) One structural engineer
(13) One electrical engineer
(14) One master plumber
(15) One swimming pool contractor
(16) One roofing contractor

(D) The Broward League of Cities shall appoint six (6) alternates as follows:

(17) One electrical engineer
(18) One structural engineer
(19) One mechanical engineer
(20) One master electrician
(21) One master plumber
(22) One fire service professional

Except for the consumer advocates and disabled persons, all members appointed by the Broward County Commission and the Broward League of Cities shall be qualified by being registered as a professional, or by having been licensed as a contractor, and by having been active in their respective profession or trade for not less than ten (10) years.

Members and alternates shall be residents of Broward County and shall have served in their professional capacity in the State of Florida for a period of two (2) years.

The Florida Constitution prohibits a person from simultaneously holding more than one office under the government of the state, counties, and municipalities. The prohibition applies to both elected and appointed offices. It is not necessary that the two offices be within the same governmental unit.


Three (3) years. Members may serve a maximum of three (3) consecutive terms. All members and alternates shall continue in office until their successors are duly appointed. Vacancies shall be filled for the remainder of the former member’s or alternate’s term of office.


Eleven (11) members and/or seated alternates


Russell White, Esq., Legal Counsel


Jim DiPietro, Administrative Director
Board of Rules and Appeals
1 North University Drive, Suite 3500 B
Plantation, FL 33324
954-765-4500, ext. 9892


Adele Kline, Administrative Coordinator II
954-765-4500, ext. 9883


Monthly, second Thursday at 7 p.m.
Broward County Governmental Center, Room 422


Financial Disclosure required.

Updated 5/13/13​​​​​​​​