- To review the building, electrical, plumbing, fire prevention, residential, mechanical, fuel gas and abatement codes and related provisions of the Fairbanks Code of Ordinances and make recommendations regarding building construction and housing codes adopted by the City.
- To investigate and review all operations of the Building Department of the City, to submit recommendations on policy to the City Council, and to make recommendations on administration to the Mayor.
- To hear and determine in the first instance all appeals from final staff decisions relating to building construction within the City including the Uniform Code for the Abatement of Dangerous Buildings. Any decision of the board may be appealed to the superior court in accordance with the appellate rules of the state court system.
Meetings are called when the subject matter warrants. The chairman is authorized to call meetings, or a majority of the members may require that a meeting be called. All meetings shall be open to the public, except that closed meetings may be held as provided by law. A majority (five members) of the commission shall constitute a quorum and a majority vote of those present and voting shall be necessary to carry any question. Minutes shall be kept as a permanent record of all meetings and shall be filed in the Office of the City Clerk.