6465 Mullins Station
Memphis, TN 38134
Members of the Memphis and Shelby County Joint Board of Appeals serve three-year terms and consist of 17 members. All members are appointed jointly by the mayor of Memphis and the mayor of Shelby County, and confirmed by both the Memphis City Council and the Shelby County Commission. Four of the 17 members are representatives from the technical code boards.
In even years, the mayor of Shelby County appoints the chairman of the Board of Appeals, and the mayor of Memphis appoints the vice chairman. In odd years, the roles reverse.
Currently, there are two openings on this board.
One licensed mechanical engineer
One Elevator Sales and maintenance background
James Thomas, Sr.
Functions & Authority
Board of Appeals hears appeals of decisions and interpretations from the
building official and considers variances of the technical codes as defined in Section 108.4 of the technical codes. This board has jurisdiction over the construction codes of Shelby County and of the City of Memphis.