What recourse do I have against an ignorant bully building inspector? Went the common sense route, checked the BOCA code (officially used by the township), appealed to the township council, even sued in district court. The BOCA Code has an appeal procedure, which the township refused to follow. Don't want to pay a lawyer because any fool can see I am right just by reading the BOCA Code book. I guess there are just times in life when small town government does as it pleases unless someone hires an attorney and pays for it out of their own pocket.