Board of Building Appeals


  • Meets as needed; time and place to be determined


  • Ron Dixon
    Dutton, VA 23050
    Term expires: December 2025
  • Frances Hudgins
    Hallieford, VA 23068
    Term expires: December 2026
  • Sterling Hudgins
    Port Haywood, VA 23138
    Term expires: December 2023
  • Michael Swiderski
    (to fill the unexpired term of Hodges)
    Term expires: December 2026
  • Mark Harvell, (Alternate)
    Term expires: January 2027


  • Citizens are appointed to five-year terms. 
  • The Board of Building Appeals is a five-member body appointed by the Board of Supervisors. Members must be County residents. The Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code (USBC) provides an administrative process to appeal the final decision of a local Building Official. 
  • The owner of a structure, the owner’s agent, or any other person involved in the design, construction, or maintenance of the structure may appeal the Building Official’s/Building Maintenance Official’s decision concerning the application of the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code and the Virginia Amusement Device Regulations (VADR) or refusal to grant modification to the provisions of the USBC covering the manner of construction or materials to be used in the erection, alteration, repair, or maintenance of that structure.

Related Code & Ordinances

  • 13VAC5-63-190. Section 119 Appeals, of the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code, provides the framework for the Local Board of Building Code Appeals in accordance with Section 36-105 of the Code of Virginia.
  • Chapter 20: Building Construction, of the Mathews County Code of Ordinances, provides local guidance for the Board of Building Appeals.