Electrical Board of Appeals

The Electrical Board of Appeals is one of 3 Trade Boards of Appeal in the City of Topeka. It consists of 2 masters in the trade, two journeymen in the trade and a practicing engineer.

The Trade Boards have been empowered by the City Council to permit exceptions, variances, or waivers of specific sections of their respective Codes on a case by case basis.

Note: An exception, variance or waiver shall not be granted except in those situations that will not endanger life or limb, health, property, or public welfare.

Applications shall be accompanied by a full written explanation of the rationale and reasoning for the request.


An appeal to the Electrical Board of Appeals must be turned in at least 2 weeks prior to the hearing date to:

Development Services Division
620 SE Madison Unit 6
Topeka, Kansas 66607

Phone (785) 368-3905

We are located on the 3rd Floor.

Download an Appeals Application Form​.

Information to Accompany the Application

  • A detailed plan or drawing.
  • A written explanation of why the Code cannot or should not be enforced.
  • A written explanation of what you propose as an alternate that would meet the intent of the Code.

At this time, there is no cost associated with this appeal.

Note: If you miss the deadline, the Chairperson of the Board may add your appeal to the agenda if the circumstances warrant.


Electrical Board of Appeals meetings are held on the
2nd Tuesday of each month

620 SE Madison
1st Floor Holliday Conference Room

For additional information about this board, as well as a current roster, click here.

Interested in serving on the Board of Electrical Appeals? Click Here