Building Code

ORS 455.140
Mechanical Board

  • duties
  • membership


There is established a Mechanical Board consisting of 10 members appointed by the Governor.


The members of the board shall assist the Director of the Department of Consumer and Business Services in administering the code adopted pursuant to ORS 455.020 (Purpose) for mechanical devices and equipment.


The board must consist of:


One representative of the plumbing industry;


One sheet metal and air conditioner contractor;


One municipal mechanical inspector possessing the highest level of mechanical inspector certification issued by the Department of Consumer and Business Services;


One heating, venting and air conditioning contractor;


One heating, venting and air conditioning installer;


One sheet metal and air conditioner installer;


One representative of a natural gas company or other utility;


One building official;


One insulation craftsperson who has experience with heat and frost insulation; and


One public member who does not receive compensation from any interest represented under paragraphs (a) to (i) of this subsection.


At least one of the board members described in subsection (3)(b) or (d) of this section must be an owner or operator of a contracting business employing 10 or fewer persons at the time of the member’s appointment to the term. [2003 c.675 §4; 2013 c.255 §5]
Note: 455.140 (Mechanical Board) was added to and made a part of ORS chapter 455 by legislative action but was not added to any smaller series therein. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.
§§ 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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