Members of the Board come together to form panels in various regions of the Province, and conduct scheduled hearings, allowing New Brunswick property owners to voice their appeals. In total, eleven regional Board panels convene across New Brunswick to hear cases made by property owners who are unsatisfied with a decision made in relation to their property.
An appeal hearing panel consists of a Chair, and two regional members appointed from the area where the appeal originated. Hearings are scheduled by the Board Chairperson and take place as and where required. During a hearing, it is the panel's responsibility to consider all evidence provided. The Chairperson, along with the panel members, takes into consideration the facts presented at the hearing and provides a written decision.
It is important to note that the Board does not act on the behalf of Government but is linked to the Department of Local Government for administration purposes only, such as staffing and finance management. The Minister of Local Government does not have decision-making powers in relation to appeals made to the Board, and civil servants are not permitted to serve on the Board.