The Board of Rules and Appeals was established for the purposes of hearing appeals, approving alternative standards to various model building codes, certifying contractors, hear and decide whether or not to suspend or revoke a contractor certificate of competency, deny issuance or renewal of certificates, impose fines, or deny the issuance of building permits for cause. The board consists of 13 members each possessing specific technical and professional skills necessary to accomplish the work of the board. Specific membership requirements can be found below under "View Board of Rules and Appeals Guidelines". Meetings are generally held once per quarter in City Hall Room 112. The board is assisted and supported by the Department of Neighborhood and Development Services.