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The purpose of the City of Tempe’s Plumbing and Mechanical Codes is to provide minimum standards to safeguard life, health, property and public welfare by regulating and controlling the design, construction, quality of materials, use, location and maintenance of all plumbing and mechanical systems within the City. In this regard, the Plumbing and Mechanical Code Advisory Board of Appeals interprets the provisions of the Plumbing and Mechanical Codes; advises the Mayor and the members of the City Council regarding revisions of the Plumbing and Mechanical Codes; approves the use of alternative construction materials and methods; establishes certification standards for maintenance plumbers; and hears appeals of decisions made by the Building Safety Director.

The Plumbing and Mechanical Code Advisory Board of Appeals consists of five (5) members who are qualified by experience and training to pass upon matters pertaining to the technical provisions of the Plumbing and Mechanical Codes. One member shall be an architect, registered in the State; one member shall be a mechanical engineer, registered in the State; one member shall be a plumber or plumbing contractor; one member shall be a mechanical contractor; and one member shall be a doctor or health official. The Community Development Director or a designated employee of the Community Development Department shall be an ex officio and nonvoting member and shall act as secretary to the Board. Board members serve a three-year term. The Board shall hold one regular meeting every three (3) months when there is pending business. Special meetings may be called by the Community Development Director or at the request of the chairman or any three (3) members.  (City Code Chapter 8, Article I, Section 8-110.3.3)

To view current information and membership, click here.

To access agendas and minutes for meetings prior to 2012, visit the Archives.

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