About the Board
The board is made up of five members appointed by the county, four of whom serve terms of four years, and one who serves as the chairperson and at the pleasure of the county executive. The chairperson appoints a vice chairperson from among the members who presides in his/her absence. Preference shall be given to candidates who are:
Qualified professionals in the construction industry
Members of a recognized trade construction industry
Members of a recognized trade association
In the field of construction engineering
The board hears appeals regarding the issuance, transfer, renewal, refusal, suspension, revocation, or cancellation of a county license or with respect to the effect of any county inspection. Appeals from an action of the Department of Land Use must be filed in writing to the department within 20 days from the date of the action. The board shall hear the appeal within 45 days of the filing.
Following the meeting of the public notice, the applicant or his/her designee will make the presentation in support of the appeal. A representative of the county then makes presentation in opposition to the appeal. Members of the public who wish to speak in support of the applicant may then speak, followed by those who wish to speak in opposition. An opportunity for rebuttal is then provided to the applicant. The board may require a further hearing for the purpose of supplementing the record.
9 Delaware Code, Section 1315
New Castle County Code, Chapter 2, Section 123