Building and Fire Board of Appeals

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Meeting Dates/Time: 3rd Wednesday of each month, 2 p.m.

Meeting Location: Municipal Services Building, 633 E. Broadway Ave Room 105  Map to meeting location

Agendas & Minutes

Commission/Board Members Appointed By  Current Term Term Ends
Erik Keshishian Weaver 3 March 2015
John Asbed Tatoulian Sinanyan 2 March 2017
Ara Aharonian Agajanian 1 March 2021
Steven Lee
March 2019
Zaven Hanessian
1 March 2021


Commission/Board Members may continue to serve beyond their term limit until such time that they or their successors are qualified and appointed (GMC 2.36.010 (C)).

To Contact Board/Commission members please click: here.


The members of the Building & Fire Board of Appeals hear and decide the appeals of orders, decisions or determinations made by the Building Official, the Fire Marshal or both, relative to the application and interpretation of the Glendale Building & Safety Code.


  • Five members
  • Four year terms
  • Three term limit
  • No compensation


Each member of the building and fire board of appeals shall be a qualified elector of the city at the time of his or her appointment and during his or her incumbency.

Each member shall be either active at the time of appointment or previously active in the building construction business. A minimum of two members, one of which shall be qualified to practice architecture or civil engineering in the state, shall also be qualified on matters pertaining to the Glendale building and safety code, pertaining to building regulations; and a minimum of one member shall be qualified on matters pertaining to the Glendale building and safety code pertaining to fire regulations, or pertaining to the area of fire protection. Elected officials may not serve on the board. Active board members are not allowed to serve on more than one board/commission/committee (as defined in Title 2 of the Glendale Municipal Code) at the same time.

Additional Information

The Public Works Division provides administrative support for the Building and Fire Board of Appeals. The Director of Public Works and the Permit Services Administrator can provide further information concerning Board issues.

For additional information, please see the Glendale Municipal Code, Title 2, Chapters 2.36 and 2.56.

Correspondence to commissioners may be sent to the following address:

Contact Board/Commission Members

Building and Fire Board of Appeals c/o
Building and Safety
633 E. Broadway, MSB RM 101
Glendale, CA 91206