Building, Fire, and Property Maintenance Codes Appeals Board


  • 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.
  • 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 regards 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.

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.

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

The application for an appeal can be downloaded here.

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

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  1. Michael Saville

    Code Administrator, BCO

  2. Debra Midgley

    Planning Technician

  3. Thomas McDermott, Esquire

    Township Solicitor

    Gaitens, Tucceri & Nicholas, P.C.

  4. Codes Appeals Board

    Physical Address
    400 North Branch Drive
    Oakdale, PA 15071

    Mailing Address
    400 North Branch Drive
    Oakdale, PA 15071