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Board of Building Standards

Hearing appeals related to the City's Building Code.

Board of Building Standards

Public meetings notice: BBS hearings have moved online and are held twice a month on Thursdays at 1 p.m. You can attend these hearings on the Zoom platform, or by dialing +1 (267) 831-0333 / Passcode: 823318. The meeting ID is 562-078 8632. For details, see the 2024 BBS hearing schedule.

What we do

The Board of Building Standards:

  • Reviews appeals related to building safety and the application of the City’s Building Code.
  • Makes recommendations on regulations and standards to the Commissioner of Licenses and Inspections (L&I).
  • Reviews new building products for compliance with City safety standards.

The board also hears appeals related to structures cited by L&I as being unsafe or imminently dangerous.


1401 John F. Kennedy Blvd.
11th floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Appeals calendar

See a listing of scheduled appeals on the L&I Appeals Calendar.


Board members

Name Role Email Phone
Wayne Miller Chair
Ted Agoos Member
Amy Rivera Member