Building Code

ORS 455.144

  • compensation
  • positions
  • quorum
  • rules
  • removal of members
  • confirmation


The Building Codes Structures Board, the Electrical and Elevator Board, the Residential and Manufactured Structures Board and the Mechanical Board shall each be organized and governed as described in this section.



The term of office of each member is four years and a member is not eligible for appointment to more than two full terms of office. The Governor shall appoint the members of each board and the board members shall serve at the pleasure of the Governor.


Before the expiration of the term of a member, the Governor shall appoint a successor whose term begins on July 1 next following. If there is a vacancy for any cause, the Governor shall make an appointment to become immediately effective for the unexpired term.


A member of each board is entitled to compensation and expenses as provided in ORS 292.495 (Compensation and expenses of members of state boards and commissions).


A board shall select one of its members as chairperson and another as vice chairperson, for such terms and with duties and powers necessary for the performance of the functions of such position as the board determines.


A majority of the members of a board constitutes a quorum for the transaction of business.


In accordance with applicable provisions of ORS chapter 183, the director may adopt rules necessary for the administration of the laws that the Department of Consumer and Business Services is charged with administering.


The Governor may remove a board member for good cause. “Good cause” for removal of a member includes, but is not limited to, three unexcused absences during any 12-month period from a regularly scheduled board meeting.


The appointment of a member of a board is subject to confirmation by the Senate pursuant to section 4, Article III of the Oregon Constitution. [1993 c.744 §83; 2003 c.675 §§20,21; 2009 c.567 §15; 2011 c.272 §21]
Note: See note under 455.132 (Building Codes Structures Board).


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