City of Lincoln
City Advisory Boards
This Board hears and determines appeals regarding the suitability of construction materials and methods. It hears requests for variances on the application of the code on historic buildings.
Special Requirements: Members of the board shall should consist of a registered professional architect, a registered professional engineer, a general building contractor, a residential building contractor and a State of Nebraska registered engineer or architect must serve as the five members of the board.
This is a working group which studies proposed changes to the City Code regarding Building and Safety issues including: Building Code, Electrical Code, Mechanical Code, Plumbing Code, and the Uniform Fire Code. The committee reviews and approves proposals of various construction code task forces prior to City Council action. A study of proposed changes for each of the codes is conducted every three years.
Special Requirements: Appointed once every 3 years to review codes and make changes when necessary.
Pursuant to LMC 20.04.030(205), this board provides the final interpretation of the Dangerous Building Code through the appeal process.
Special Requirements: Must consist of an attorney to ensure due process. Cannot be a city employee.
Pursuant to LMC 23.10.100 and 23.10.110, this board provides advice to the electrical section on the suitability of new or alternate materials and methods of installation and reasonable interpretation of the code. It adopts rules and regulations for conducting investigations, determines minimum qualifications for exam applicants, and develops and grades examinations.
Special Requirements: Two members are professional registered engineers and two are registered Master Electricians who must be Lincoln residents, all appointed by the Mayor. Additional members consist of The Building Official, ex officio and The Chief Electrical Inspector.
Developing rules and regulations for the examination of applicants for registration is this board's responsibility. The board determines minimum qualifications required for taking an examination.
Special Requirements: Two members must be registered Master Plumbers and one must be a professional registered mechanical engineer.
Pursuant to LMC 24.01.040, this board examines the qualifications of applicants desiring to be registered as fire suppression contractors or journeymen.
Special Requirements: Members include a sprinkler system contractor, a wet/dry chemical system contractor, a registered mechanical engineer, a gas extinguishing system contractor, a Fire Inspector of the city, a representative of the Water System of the city, and the Chief Plumbing Inspector of the Plumbing Board of Examiners as established pursuant to LMC 24.01.0 The sprinkler system, wet/dry chemical system and gas extinguishing system contractors shall be appointed by the Mayor, with City Council approval.
Pursuant to LMC 24.05.240, this board adopts rules and regulations for the examination of applicants to be registered as master or journeyman gas fitters.
Special Requirements: Members must include City of Lincoln Chief Plumbing Inspector, two master gas fitters, one natural gas supplier, one propane gas industry representative, and one registered mechanical engineer. The two master gas fitters, the natural gas supplier, the propane gas supplier, and the registered mechanical engineer shall be appointed by the Mayor with City Council approval.
Pursuant to LMC 25.04.165, this board determines the suitability of alternate materials, methods of installation and provides reasonable interpretation of the heating, ventilating and cooling codes.
Special Requirements: Members of the Heating, Ventilating and Cooling Examiners Board, and two members qualified by experience and training.
Pursuant to LMC 25.04.170, the rules and regulations for applicant qualifications are adopted by this board. It also develops and grades applicants' exams.
Special Requirements: Members of the board shall consist of the Code Official, a registered professional mechanical engineer, the chief mechanical inspector, and two registered mechanical contractors.
Charged by Sections 5.38.075 and 21.05.210 of the Lincoln Municipal Code, this board hears appeals regarding revocation of apartment licenses,violations of the Minimum Housing Code, and the Neglected Building Registry.
Special Requirements: Members must be qualified by experience and training to pass on matters pertaining to property maintenance and are not employees of the City. The code official shall be an ex-officio member but shall have no vote on any matter before the board. The board shall be appointed by the Mayor.
This board determines the suitability of alternate materials and types of plumbing installations. It reviews the interpretation of the code by the Administration.
Special Requirements: Two members are registered Master Plumber contractors, registered with the City of Lincoln. Two members should qualified by experience and training to pass upon matters pertaining to plumbing and drainage work. The Administrative Authority of the Department of Building and Safety shall be ex officio member and shall act as Secretary of the Board.
Pursuant to LCM 19.03.120, this board will hear and decide appeals of orders, decisions and determinations made by the code official, including but not limited to the suitability of alternate materials and types of construction. It also provides for reasonable interpretations of Uniform Fire Code provisions.
Special Requirements: Members must be qualified by experience and training to pass on pertinent matters. The code official shall be an ex officio member. The board of appeals shall be appointed by the Mayor.
This board adopts rules and regulations for the examination of applicants to be registered as water conditioning contractors or installers.
Special Requirements: One water conditioning contractor and the members of the examining board of plumbers.