(A)   The owner of premises who seeks to erect or alter a building or structure on the premises, or his/her authorized agent, may appeal from a decision of the Building Official to the Board if the following occur.
      (1)   The Building Official shall reject or refuse to approve the mode or manner of construction proposed to be followed, or the materials proposed to be used, in the erection or alteration of the building or structure.
      (2)   The owner claims that the provisions of the construction codes do not apply to his/her proposed construction.
      (3)   The owner claims that an equally good or more desirable form of construction or materials can be employed in his/her construction than the Building Official requires.
      (4)   The owner claims that the true intent and meaning of the construction codes or of any of its regulations have been misconstrued or wrongly interpreted.
   (B)   The notice of appeal shall be filed within 30 days after the Building Official renders his/her decision. Provided, however, that the Building Official may, in his/her decision, limit the time for appeal to a shorter period in cases involving buildings or structures that are, in the Building Official's opinion, unsafe or dangerous.
   (C)   The Secretary shall notify the Board within 48 hours after receipt of an appeal.
   (D)   An administrative fee of $50 shall accompany the notice of appeal which the owner or his/her authorized agent must file in writing with, and on a form provided by, the Building Official.
('78 Code, § 6-100) (Ord. 1118, passed 4-8-96)