There are 3 trade Boards of Appeal in the City of Topeka; Electrical, Plumbing and Mechanical. Each Board consists of 2 masters in the trade, two journeymen in the trade and a practicing engineer. These 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.
At this time, there is no cost associated with this appeal.
Applications must be turned in at least 2 weeks prior to the hearing date to:
Development Services Division 620 SE Madison Unit 6 Phone (785) 368-3905 We are located on the 3rd Floor.
Download Appeals Form.
Note: If you miss the deadline, the Chairperson of the Board may add your appeal to the agenda if the circumstances warrant.
A Schedule of meetings are as follows: