The Board of Adjustment was created for the purpose of interpreting or modifying zoning regulations in particular cases as circumstances may require in accordance with state law and local ordinances. The Board has the powers to subpoena witnesses to hear appeals based on error, grant special exceptions, and give variances. The Board also acts as the Building and Standards Commission and has quasi-judicial authority related to substandard housing. The Building and Standards commission is charged with recommending Building Codes and amendments for adoption, and hearing appeals from code interpretations made by the Chief Building Official or Fire Marshal. Any persons jointly or severally aggrieved by any decision of the Commission may present a petition to a district court.