Building Code

ORS 455.312
Exemption from code of structures for out-of-state delivery

  • loss of exemption


Except as provided in subsection (2) of this section, if the manufacturer intends a structure manufactured in this state to be for delivery in another state, the Director of the Department of Consumer and Business Services may not require that:


The structure conform to the state building code.


An inspector provide plan approvals and inspections pursuant to ORS 455.715 (Definitions for ORS 455) to 455.740 (Denial of certificate).


A person licensed under ORS 479.630 (Requirements for obtaining licenses), 693.060 (Issuance of journeyman’s license) or 693.103 (Limited specialty plumbers) perform electrical or plumbing installations in the structure.


If a structure described in subsection (1) of this section is delivered in or relocated to this state, the structure shall cease to qualify for the exemption described in subsection (1) of this section. A person renting, leasing, selling, exchanging or installing the structure, or offering the structure for rent, lease, sale, exchange or installation, shall:


Ensure that the structure is in conformance with the state building code;


Ensure compliance with plan review and inspection requirements for the structure as determined by the building official; and


Ensure that the structure is in compliance with applicable licensing laws.


Subsection (1) of this section does not apply to a manufactured dwelling that is subject to ORS 446.155 (Sanitation and safety requirements) to 446.200 (Exemption from additional regulations), or upon which additions, conversions or alterations of installations of equipment or material are made. [2005 c.310 §2; 2005 c.758 §42b; 2019 c.422 §20]
Note: 455.312 (Exemption from code of structures for out-of-state delivery) 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.


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May 30, 2023