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Building Appeals Board


Hear and determine appeal from Code interpretations of Building Inspector. Have the authority to determine the suitability of, and authorize the substitution of, materials and types of construction equipment to those specified by this Code and the State Housing Law. Act as advisory body to the Board of Supervisors on all matters pertaining to the construction industry. Promulgate reasonable rules and regulations for conducting its hearings and meetings.

Conflict of Interest - Yes


Comprises of nine (9) members appointed by the Board of Supervisors (not officials of the County), who are qualified by experience and training to pass upon matters pertaining to building construction. On member representing Fire Officials and one representing physically handicapped. All members serving 4 year terms.


Varies; scheduled as necessary to hear appeal requests.


Members shall receive no compensation for their services; however, any member traveling on official business for the Council shall be reimbursed for his actual and necessary traveling expense.


Building Department 
3091 County Center Drive #160
Auburn, CA 95603

Current Members

Seat Name Represents Term Appointed By Expires
1 David R. Piches District 1 4-years Board of Supervisors 6/30/2015
2 Vacant Seat District 2 4-years Board of Supervisors 8/31/2015
3 Lee Buckingham District 3 4-years Board of Supervisors 8/31/2015
4 David A. Saydak District 4 4-years Board of Supervisors 5/31/2017
5 Dave Shelton, P.E. District 5 4-years Board of Supervisors 6/30/2017
6 Vacant Seat Fire Official 4-years Board of Supervisors 2/28/2017
7 Vacant Seat Disabled 4-years Board of Supervisors 6/14/2017
8 Randy Smith Fire Officials 4-years Board of Supervisors 2/28/2015
9 Richard Lewis Disabled 4-years Board of Supervisors 4/30/2015