The Legislature, in 1973, established a statewide uniform building code and created the Building Codes Division to administer it. A statewide building code helps ensure a minimum level of safety in all areas of the state and a uniform regulatory environment for businesses, the general public and contractors. The division adopts building codes with the advice of seven statutory boards. The division certifies inspectors, licenses trade professionals and establishes training and education requirements; provides code and rule interpretation and dispute resolution; enforces license, code and permit requirements to prevent unsafe conditions; and conducts inspections where local entities do not. The division also streamlines building permit processes through ePermitting and other programs.
Information about this agency's divisions, offices, programs, etc.
Address: 1535 Edgewater St. NW, PO Box 14470, Salem 97309-0404
Contact: Mark Long, Administrator
Legal and Legislative Information
Records, Publications and General Information
State Archives Holdings from This Agency
The following are selected abbreviated listings from the holdings of the Oregon State Archives. Additional records may be available. These records may be viewed free of charge at the State Archives Building in Salem. Copies are available for a fee. Take the Web tour
for more information about visiting or ordering copies from the Oregon State Archives.
Cubic Ft.: .1