Building Code

ORS 455.154
Alternative permit and inspection program


Notwithstanding ORS 447.076 (Inspection of minor plumbing installations), 455.627 (Minor electrical installation inspection program), 479.560 (Issuance of permit) and 479.565 (Master individual inspection permits), the Department of Consumer and Business Services, in consultation with the appropriate advisory boards, may establish special alternative permit and inspection programs for any installations or equipment regulated under the state building code. The alternative programs may include, but need not be limited to:


Programs for work, other than life-safety work, performed in commercial, manufacturing, industrial and institutional facilities; and


Inspection programs for in-plant construction.


Every municipality that administers and enforces a building program under ORS 455.148 (Comprehensive municipal building inspection programs) or 455.150 (Selective municipal building inspection programs) shall administer and enforce within the municipality any special alternative permit and inspection program that the department makes applicable to that municipality.


A municipality may apply to the department for approval of municipal application forms, procedures and criteria for plan review, permits and inspections and methodologies for determining fee amounts, for use by the municipality in carrying out an applicable special alternative permit and inspection program.


If the department determines that an optional special alternative permit and inspection program affects only some of the jurisdictions that are subject to ORS 455.046 (Installation labels), the requirements of ORS 455.046 (Installation labels) are applicable only to standard permit and inspection programs and not to the optional program. [2003 c.368 §2; 2005 c.288 §1]
Note: 455.154 (Alternative permit and inspection program) was enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but was not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 455 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.


Last accessed
May 30, 2023