Plumbing Board of Appeals and Examiners

The Plumbing Board of Appeals and Examiners presides over hearings to decide appeals of orders, decision and determinations made by the plumbing official relative to the applications of and interpretations to the Uniform Plumbing Code and City Ordinance; determines the suitability of alternate materials or methods of construction relating to plumbing systems; investigates and presides over hearings on plumbing licensing determinations; and reviews modifications or changes to the plumbing codes and City Ordinance and submits recommendations to the City Council. The board shall have no authority relative to the administrative provisions nor shall the board be empowered to waive requirements of the plumbing code.

Number of Members


Special Qualifications

A representative of the Public Works department, a mechanical engineer, two licensed master plumbers, and one licensed journeyman plumber who are qualified by experience and training to pass upon matters pertaining to plumbing design, construction and maintenance, and the public health aspects of plumbing systems and the <em>Uniform Plumbing Code</em>.

Residency/Registered Voter Requirement

Must be a resident and registered voter of Sioux Falls.

Summary of Duties

Hear and decide appeals of orders, decisions, or determinations made by the plumbing official and assistant director of building services relative to the application and interpretation of this code, licensing determinations, and to examine applicants for licensing.

Justin Blain
Plumbing Inspection Manager
Planning and Development Services 
City Center 
231 N Dakota Ave.
P.O. Box 7402 
Sioux Falls, SD 57117-7402