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Oregon Building Codes


This building codes section is undergoing maintenance. For the most up-to-date building codes, you can go directly to http://www.iccsafe.org

Building Codes References

Oregon has adopted a statewide building code (Oregon Specialty Code) that applies to all buildings in the state. The Oregon Specialty Code cannot be amended locally without state approval. Questions about Oregon's Specialty Code should be directed to, Building Codes Division, State of Oregon, (503) 378-4133.
2011 Oregon Electrical Specialty Code (OESC) - Effective April 1, 2011 More info here.
Code TypeCode ModelAmendment Contact
Building/Dwelling Code2008 Oregon Residential Specialty Code (2006 IRC)Building Tech Bookstore, (800) 275-2665 or online
Structural Code2010 Oregon Structural Specialty Code (2009 IBC)Building Tech Bookstore, (800) 275-2665 or online
Plumbing Code2008 Oregon Plumbing Specialty Code (2006 UPC)Building Tech Bookstore, (800) 275-2665 or online
Mechanical Code2010 Oregon Mechanical Specialty Code (2009 IMC, 2009 IFGC)Building Tech Bookstore, (800) 275-2665 or online
Electrical Code2008 Oregon Electrical Specialty Code (2008 NEC)Building Tech Bookstore, (800) 275-2665 or online
Fire/Life Safety Code2010 Oregon Fire CodeBuilding Tech Bookstore, (800) 275-2665 or online
Local jurisdictions may amend to make more restrictive
Accessibility Code2010 Oregon Structural Specialty Code, Chapter 11Building Tech Bookstore, (800) 275-2665 or online
Energy Code2010 Oregon Structural Specialty Code, (2009 IECC)Building Tech Bookstore, (800) 275-2665 or online
Elevator Code2005 Oregon Elevator Specialty Code (2004 ASME A17.1 and 2002 ASME A17.3Building Tech Bookstore, (800) 275-2665 or online
Gas Code2007 Oregon Mechanical Specialty Code (2006 Int'l Fuel Gas Code)Building Tech Bookstore, (800) 275-2665 or online
Boiler CodeASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, 2004; 2004 NBIC (ANSI/NB 23)Building Tech Bookstore, (800) 275-2665 or online

Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJ)

Authorities Having Jurisdiction are those government officials who are the final authority on questions in a particular area (or jurisdiction).
Jurisdictional AreaContact
StructuralRichard Rogers
Structural Program Chief
Phone: (503) 378-4472
Fax: (503) 378-2322
PlumbingTerry Swisher
Chief Plumbing Inspector
Phone: (503) 373-7488
Fax: (503) 378-2322
MechanicalMike Ewert
Policy & Technical Services
Phone: (503) 373-7529
Fax: (503) 378-2322
ElectricalDennis Clements
Chief Electrical Inspector, TAG
Phone: (503) 378-4459
Fax: (503) 378-1353
AccessibilityShane Sumption
Fire, Life-Safety / ADA
Phone: (503) 378-4635
Fax: (503) 378-2322
Building InspectorCelina Patterson
State Inspections Services Manager
Phone: (503) 373-0855
Fax: (503) 378-2322
Plan ReviewJack Abernathy
Plan Reviewer
Phone: (503) 378-2833
Fax: (503) 378-2322
Historic PreservationState Historic Preservation Office
Phone: (503) 986-0671
EnergyOffice of Energy, Energy Code Tech Support
Phone: (800) 221-8035
Planning/Land UseDepartment of Land Conservation and Development
Phone: (503) 373-0050
Fax: (503) 378-5518
EnvironmentalDepartment of Environmental Quality
Phone: (503) 229-5696
Fax: (503) 229-6124
Health DepartmentHealth Division
Phone: (971) 673-1222
Fax: (971) 673-1299
Fire MarshalJohn Caul
Fire Codes Program Coordinator, Office of State Fi
Phone: (503) 373-1540
Fax: (503) 373-1825
Forestry/ParksDepartment of Forestry
Phone: (503) 945-7200
Fax: (503) 945-7212
TransportationDepartment of Transportation
Phone: (888) 275-6368
Fax: (503) 986-3432
Boiler InspectorMike Graham
Chief Boiler Inspector
Phone: (503) 373-7499
Elevator InspectorWarren Hartung
Elevator Inspector
Phone: (503) 378-3866

Other Building Codes

Building codes are also available for these other Oregon municipalities: