What role does the Board of Appeals, established under the Building Code, play with mechanical installations?
There will be 2 appointed Boards that will have the ability to address mechanical issues. First there will be the creation of a HVACR Advisory Board. The HVACR Advisory Board will be responsible for reviewing HVACR registrations within the County, address areas of misconduct and as requested provide technical assistance to the Building Official. The 2nd board will be the Board of Appeals as established under the adoption of the Building Code. The Department has chosen to incorporate an appeals process as established in the administrative chapters of the International Code Council family of Codes. The Board of Appeals will serve as an appellate function to hear issues of code compliance and/or alternative method of compliance when an individual has been aggrieved by a decision of the Building Official. The Board of Appeals must have representation by individuals who are a licensed architect or builder with 10 years of experience, a structural engineer, a licensed mechanical engineer or master contractor, an electrical engineer or master contractor and a fire protection engineer.

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1. Do pellet and wood stoves need HVACR permits?
2. For replacement of existing equipment, can the HVACR contractor make all the necessary electrical and gas connections and disconnections?
3. How can a HVACR permit be obtained for equipment that needs to be replaced on the weekend and holidays when the permit office is not open?
4. How long will the permit process take?
5. How much will HVACR permits cost?
6. How will the Department of Inspections, Licenses and Permits (DILP) regulate a mechanical inspection program?
7. How will the mechanical code be adopted?
8. What inspections will be required for mechanical permits?
9. What is the Harford County Mechanical Code?
10. What is the Mechanical Inspection Division?
11. What role does the Board of Appeals, established under the Building Code, play with mechanical installations?
12. Where can more information about mechanical codes and equipment installations be obtained?
13. Who do I call to schedule an inspection?
14. Who is in charge of the HVACR process at the County level?
15. Who will be required to obtain a mechanical registration with the County?
16. Who will provide the mechanical permit and inspection services to Harford County residents?
17. Why is there growing interest in implementing a Mechanical Inspection Program?
18. Will commercial work require a plan review?
19. Will gas and installation remain under the authority of the Plumbing Services Division?
20. Will residential work require a plan review?