Whenever the Fire Inspector shall disapprove an application or refuse to grant a license or permit applied for under the Fire Prevention Code, or when it is claimed that the provision of the code has been misconstrued or wrongly interpreted, the applicant may appeal the decision to the North Carolina State Commissioner of Insurance or the Insurance Commissioner's designated representative, by filing a written notice with the Commission of Insurance and the local Fire Inspector within a period of ten days after the order, decision or determination. Further appeals may be taken to the State Building Code Council or to the courts as provided by law.
(`90 Code, § 8-33)