City Boards and Commissions

Contact Information
Building Services Dept
City Services Center
500 15th Ave SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
Phone:  319-286-5831

The Plumbing Board of Appeals hears appeals to interpretations of the Plumbing Code. The Board also considers the use of alternate materials and methods of construction for plumbing work and makes recommendations to the City Council for improving the Plumbing Code.

The Board usually meets three or four times a year for one to two hours. The number of appeals filed will determine meeting frequency.


Application to Appeal
Payment must be made when the appeal application is filed; each section violation is considered a separate appeal (effective April 1, 2003, Resolution No. 0641-03-03):

  1. All types of uses or structures $75.00
  2. Successive applications $10.00

The Board shall consist of seven (7) members, all of whose place of business, residence, or work is located in the City of Cedar Rapids.  All members shall be qualified by experience and training to pass judgment upon matters pertaining to the installation of plumbing. Membership shall be comprised of two licensed master plumbers, two licensed journeyman plumbers, one registered professional mechanical or sanitary engineer, one registered professional architect, and one member at large with no one company or interest being represented by more than one member on the Board.

Those interested in serving on the Plumbing Board of Appeals may submit a completed City application by following the steps found here.

Current members:

  • Brian Rogers (2025) - Chair
  • Bret Brecke (2024)
  • Joseph Latta (2025)
  • Jim Meier-Gast (2024)
  • Luke Swanson (2026)
  • Joe Mailander (2025)
  • Geoff Franzenburg (2026)

Terms are three years and expire on June 30th of the year in parenthesis above.

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