The Construction Board of Adjustment and Appeals (CBAA) reviews complaints brought against contractors who purposely violate codes and laws. The board also has the power to hear appeals of decisions and interpretations of the building official, consider variances of the technical codes, conduct hearings regarding certificates of competency, licenses, discipline and such other powers as authorized in the city code or state law.
A contractor believed to be in violation may also be required to appear before the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulations.
Staff is available Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The customer service counter is located at the Building Department at City Hall, 401 W. Venice Avenue.
What if I disagree with building code interpretations by the building official?
The owner of a building, structure or service system, or his duly authorized agent, may appeal a decision of the building official to the construction board of adjustment and appeals whenever the building official rejected or refused to approve the mode or manner of construction proposed to be followed or materials to be used in the installation or alteration of a building, structure or service system, when an equally good or more desirable form of installation can be employed in any specific case or when the true intent and meaning of Chapter 90, City of Venice Ordinance or any of the regulations thereunder have been misconstrued or incorrectly interpreted.
How many members are on the board?
The Board is composed of seven members and three alternates. The members consist of individuals with knowledge and experience in the technical codes, such as design professionals, contractors or building industry representatives.
What does the Construction Board of Adjustment and Appeals oversee?
The Construction Board of Adjustment and Appeals hears appeals of decisions and interpretations of the building official, considers variances of the technical codes and conducts hearings regarding certificates of competency and/or licensing.
Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.