OAR 918-311-0010
Electrical Plan Review Rules


Authority for Rules. The rules in OAR 918-311-0010 (Electrical Plan Review Rules) to 918-311-0050 (Standards for Electrical Plans Review) are authorized by ORS 479.870 (Electrical and Elevator Board to prescribe uniform fee calculation and permit format) and are referred to as the “Electrical Plan Review Rules.”




The electrical plan review rules only apply when a jurisdiction, the state or a municipality, enforcing the Electrical Specialty Code or the electrical aspect of the One and Two Family Dwelling Specialty Code, requires mandatory electrical plan review in connection with a permit for the construction, alteration or repair of electrical installations;


When the state or municipality requires mandatory plan review it shall not adopt requirements that go below the threshold standards set in OAR 918-311-0040 (Electrical Plan Review for Complex Structures). The minimum starting point cannot be changed.




An applicant for an electrical permit or a person who had submitted electrical plans for review with any jurisdiction shall be allowed to follow the plan review requirements that were in place with the jurisdiction at the time the application was filed;


If a bid for electrical work was made, relying in good faith on plan review practices in place at a jurisdiction prior to a change due to the Electrical Plan Review Rules, and the bid is accepted not more than 60 days from the effective date of the change, the electrical contractor shall be allowed to follow the prior plan review procedures upon proof that the new requirements create significant unanticipated expenses or delay.
[Publications: Publications referenced are available from the agency.]

Source: Rule 918-311-0010 — Electrical Plan Review Rules, https://secure.­sos.­state.­or.­us/oard/view.­action?ruleNumber=918-311-0010.

Last Updated

Jun. 8, 2021

Rule 918-311-0010’s source at or​.us