Electrical Board of Appeals and Examiners

The Electrical Board of Appeals and Examiners presides over hearings to decide appeals of orders, decisions, and determinations made by the electrical official relative to the applications of and interpretations to the National Electrical Code and City Ordinance; determines the suitability of alternate materials or methods of construction; investigates and presides over hearings on electrical licensing determinations; and reviews modifications or changes to the National Electrical code 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 electrical code.

Number of Members


Special Qualifications

The board will consist of <em>one representative</em> of licensed electrical contractors; <em>one representative</em> of local light and power companies other than municipal;<em> one representative </em>of licensed journeyman electricians; <em>one local representative</em> from the state approved electrical engineers; and <em>one member at-large</em>. The chief electrical inspector will be the ex-officio member.

Residency/Registered Voter Requirement

Must be a resident and registered voter of Sioux Falls.

Summary of Duties

Examines applicants for licensing and determines the suitability of alternate materials, methods of installation and provides for reasonable interpretations of this code, and licensing determinations of the Chief Building Official.

Larry Kippes
Chief Electrical Inspector
Planning and Building Services
City Hall, Ground Floor
224 West Ninth Street
P.O. Box 7402
Sioux Falls, SD 57104-7402