City of Bloomington, Indiana – Kerry Thomson, Mayor

Housing Quality Appeals Board


Type seated
Statutory Name Housing Quality Appeals Board
Website https://bloomington.in.gov/boards/housing-quality-appeals
Video Archive
Email bixlerd@bloomington.in.gov
Phone Number 812-349-3401
401 N Morton St Suite 130 Bloomington IN 47404
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PURPOSE: The purpose of this board is to hear the appeal of any person who is the subject of, or directly impacted by, a ruling or decision of the enforcing officer or any administration official, in any matter relative to the interpretation or enforcement of any of the provisions of Title 16 of the Bloomington Municipal Code. The board is authorized to make investigations relative to the appeal and may overrule the decisions of any administrative officer including the neighborhood development division.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Members shall be residents of the city. Members may be, but are not required to be, persons who are elected, appointed, or otherwise employed by the city, but such members shall not constitute a majority of the board. Consideration shall be given for appointment to the board to tenants, owners, and persons with experience in the area of building, managing, and leasing housing.

DUTIES: The powers and duties of the board of housing quality appeals shall be to: (A)Hear and determine appeals from any order, requirement, decision or determination made by an administrative official charged with the enforcement of any regulation or restrictions set forth in the property maintenance code; (B)Permit and authorize variances in particular situations specified in the property maintenance code; (C)Hear and authorize variances to the terms of the property maintenance code upon which the board is required to act under this section; (D)In exercising its powers, the board of housing quality appeals may reverse or affirm, wholly or partly, or may modify the order, requirement, decision or determination appealed from as in its opinion ought to be done in the premises, and to that end shall have all the powers of the officer from which the appeal is taken.

TIME COMMITMENT: Four hours a month or more.

COMPENSATION: Each member does not receive compensation for their service.

Meeting Schedule

Every third Wednesday of the month.

Statute Citation




Departmental Daniel Bixler