OAR 918-271-0040
Mandatory Inspection Practices


Electrical inspectors shall inspect and verify the appropriateness of the size, placement, protection and termination of the following electrical installations. Inspectors shall note discrepancies and require correction of code violations pursuant to OAR 918-098-1900 (Corrective Notices — Cite-it Write-it Requirement). Physical contact is not required to inspect the electrical installations listed below.


Service entrance conductors;


Service equipment;


Grounding electrode and grounding electrode conductor;




Overcurrent protection;


Branch circuits;


Feeders; and


Underground installations.


Electrical inspectors shall test ground-fault circuit interrupter devices (GFCI) and arc-fault circuit interrupter devices (AFCI) for functionality. Ground fault protection services (GFP) shall be performance tested in accordance with the Oregon Electrical Specialty Code.


A final inspection shall be requested and provided to verify all mandatory items in sections (1) and (2) of this rule are in compliance.


A final inspection shall be performed by the inspecting jurisdiction as soon as practicable, but not later than five working days following the date on which it is requested. Subject to the approval of the building official, the permit holder may schedule a final inspection prior to completion of the electrical installation in order to allow the permit holder to be present at the time of inspection and facilitate access to energized installations.

Source: Rule 918-271-0040 — Mandatory Inspection Practices, https://secure.­sos.­state.­or.­us/oard/view.­action?ruleNumber=918-271-0040.

Last Updated

Jun. 8, 2021

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