Building Code

ORS 455.095
Electronic access to building code and construction-related information and services


The Department of Consumer and Business Services shall develop and implement a system that provides electronic access to building codes information. The department shall make the system accessible for use by municipalities in carrying out the building inspection programs administered and enforced by the municipalities.


The department may also make the system available for use by other public bodies that provide construction-related services including, but not limited to, public bodies described in ORS 455.185 (Agreements for full, divided, mutual or joint administration and enforcement) (4). The information and services available through the system may include, but need not be limited to:


Licensing, permit, inspection and other relevant information;


Access to forms;


Electronic submission of permit applications;


Electronic submission of plans for review;


Electronic issuance of minor label or other appropriate permits;


Access to permit and inspection processes;


Scheduling of inspections, tracking of corrections and granting of approvals; and


The coordination and tracking of construction-related services.


The use of the system described in this section by a municipality or other public body is voluntary. Nonparticipation in the system by a municipality or other public body is not grounds for the department to suspend, revoke authorization for or assume the administration of a building inspection program described in ORS 455.148 (Comprehensive municipal building inspection programs) or 455.150 (Selective municipal building inspection programs) or to impose other disciplinary actions or sanctions against a municipality or other public body. [2003 c.336 §2; 2005 c.56 §4; 2007 c.69 §4; 2015 c.170 §2]
Note: See note under 455.090 (Building codes information and services system or network).
§§ 455.010 to 455.230

(formerly 456.750 to 456.890)

Notes of Decisions

Although state structural specialty code sets standard requiring only single wall construction, home rule city was entitled to enact ordinance requiring new homes to use double wall construction. State ex rel Haley v. Troutdale, 281 Or 203, 576 P2d 1238 (1978)

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Authority of State Fire Marshal to adopt regulations, (1974) Vol 36, p 1102


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