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 Member Expiration Date No. of Terms presently completing
Erik Keshishian April 2015 (W) 2nd Term
John Asbed Tatoulian April 2017 (S) 2nd Term
Ara Aharonian April 2021 (A) 1st Term
Steven Lee
April 2019 (D)
1st Term
Zaven Hanessian
April 2021 (N)
1st Term

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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
  • Unlimited term
  • 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