The Property Maintenance Appeals Board is the administrative hearing board that was established by ordinance to hear appeals from property owners who have been cited for property maintenance code and certain nuisance code violations. The board members (none of whom are City employees) are appointed by the mayor for four-year terms. The director of the Neighborhood and Community Services Department or his designated representative acts as secretary of the board.
Appeals from any order, request, decision or determination of the City made in pursuance of Chapter 14, Section 14-4, special exception to keeping of livestock, Chapter 48, any person served with a notice of violation, and Chapter 56, any person served with a notice and order, shall have the right to appeal to the Property Maintenance Appeals Board.
The Neighborhood Preservation Division accepts appeal applications that meet the following conditions:
- All appeals must be filed within 10 calendar days from the date of the notice that is being appealed
- The completed appeal application must include the appellant's telephone number and current mailing address
- Every application for an appeal to the board must be accompanied by a $50 filing fee.
Dalena Taylor is the contact person for these appeals, and processes those which are received. She can be reached at 816-513-9004 or 816-522-3573, , or by e-mail at email@example.com. General questions may be directed to the Neighborhood Preservation office's main switchboard at 816-513-9010.
After an application (along with affidavit, if needed) for an appeal is accepted, the appellant will be given written confirmation that his appeal application was accepted. The confirmation will include the date that the board is scheduled to hold a hearing on the matter. Property Maintenance Appeals Board hearings are scheduled for the second Thursday of each month at 9:30 a.m. in the Council Chambers on the 26th floor of City Hall, 414 E. 12th St.