Building, Fire, and Property Maintenance Codes Appeals Board


  • Meetings are scheduled on an as needed basis.
  • Municipal Building - Board Meeting Room
  • 400 North Branch Road
    Oakdale, PA 15071
  • Meeting venue changes will be announced via website and/or Facebook.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas will be available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following the meeting.  View most recent agendas and minutes.


The Appeals Board consists of five (5) regular and two (2) alternate members appointed by the Board of Supervisors.

  • Brett Lutz (Term Expires 12/31/2024)
  • Doug Barker (Term Expires 12/31/2024)
  • Scott Benjamin (Term Expires 12/31/2023)
  • Tom Meyers, Jr. (Term Expires 12/31/2023)
  • Jason Harbison (Term Expires 12/31/2025)
  • Jeff Lutz, Alternate Member (Term Expires 12/31/2025)
  • Chris Scaff, Alternate Member (Term Expires 12/31/2025)

Board Details

The Appeals Board has exclusive jurisdiction to hear and render final adjudications regarding appeals of the Building Code Official’s decision, requests for variances and requests for extensions of time in regard to the Pennsylvania Uniform Construction Code (except in accessibility matters, which must be filed with the State Department of Labor and Industry).  

The Appeals Board also has exclusive jurisdiction to hear and render final adjudications regarding appeals of a Fire Code Official or Code Enforcement Officer decision, request for a variance and requests for extensions of time related to the Fire and Property Maintenance Codes.

Meetings are schedule on an as needed basis.  The day and time of a hearing will typically be scheduled on a weeknight commencing at 7:00 p.m.  The appeal, request for a variance or request for an extension of time will be held within thirty (30) days for a one-or-two family residential building and within sixty (60) days for a commercial building.

Become a Member

If you are interested in being considered as a member, please complete the online Board, Commission & Committee Application Form and submit it electronically with a letter of interest and/or resume.

Application Form

Codes Appeals Board - Application Form

The fee to apply for an appeal, variance and/or extension of time is determined by Township Resolution.


For more information, please contact the Department of Community Development at 724-693-3080.

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  1. Michael Saville

    Manager, Code Administration

  2. Debra Midgley

    Planning Technician

  3. Anthony Cosgrove, Esquire

    Solicitor, Codes Appeals Board

    Dillon McCandless King Coulter & Graham, LLP

  4. Codes Appeals Board

    Physical Address
    400 North Branch Drive
    Oakdale, PA 15071


    Mailing Address
    400 North Branch Drive
    Oakdale, PA 15071