The board consists of 3 members (an engineer, an architect, and a licensed contractor) all appointed by the Board of Selectmen.
The Board of Examiners was established under the Town of Brookline Building Code. Today this board is established under the Massachusetts State Building Code.
The board meets monthly to hold licensing examinations to ensure that all work in the construction, alteration, removal, or demolition of buildings or structures in the town is performed by qualified licensed persons. All of the meetings are conducted under the Open Meeting Law, which requires notice of such meetings be posted to the public and that accurate records of the Board's proceedings be maintained.