Building Code

ORS 455.405
Recreational vehicle conversion to structure


A recreational vehicle that has a title issued by the Department of Transportation does not qualify as a structure. If a recreational vehicle is being converted to use as a structure, at the time of commencing the conversion the owner shall surrender the title and any registration issued for the recreational vehicle to the department for cancellation. A recreational vehicle that is converted to use as a structure is subject to the state building code.


There is a rebuttable presumption that a recreational vehicle has been converted to use as a structure if the recreational vehicle is located outside of a mobile home park as defined in ORS 446.003 (Definitions for ORS 446) and:


Has been rendered structurally immobile; or


Has direct attachment to utilities. [2019 c.585 §4]
Note: 455.405 (Recreational vehicle conversion to structure) 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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