Building Codes Division - DCBS

Present Duties

Building Codes Division office
The Building Codes Division office in West Salem. (Oregon State Archives Photo)
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.

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Contact Information

Address: 1535 Edgewater St. NW, PO Box 14470, Salem 97309-0404
Phone: 503-378-4133
Fax: 503-378-2322
Contact: Mark Long, Administrator
Administrative Rules Coordinator Email: Richard J. Baumann
Records Officer Email: Sarah Roth 
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Legal and Legislative Information

Statutory Authority: ORS Chapters 446, 447, 455, 460, 479, 480, 693
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Agency History - a detailed history of the agency (part of DCBS)
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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.
 
Title: Publications
Dates: 1989
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