This board hears and decides appeals of orders, decisions or determinations made by building officials relative to the application and interpretation of International Building Code and related codes mandated for adoption and enforcement by the state of South Carolina. This board also hears appeals on plumbing, electrical, mechanical, and residential issues.



The board consists of seven (7) members - five (5) regular chairs and two (2) alternates.
Term of office is two (2) years with one (1) reappointment.
All appointees must reside in the corporate limits of the city.


Meetings are held on the fourth Wednesdays of the month or on an as needed basis.

Committee Members:

Term Ends
Ms. Deborah Snow 2
February 2016
Mr. Thomas Carlisle 2
February 2016
Mr. Zach McGhee, Jr. 2
February 2017
Mr. Christopher Kirk 2
February 2017
Mr. Christopher Corbett 2
February 2017
Ms. Lasenta Lewis (Alternate) 1
September 2016
Mr. Joel McCreary (Alternate) 2
February 2017
(#) denotes number of term.


Contact Info:

 Mr. Jerry Thompson
City of Columbia
 P.O. Box 147
Columbia, SC 29217
(803) 545-3442