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State Codes & Rules

The City of Portland adopts the following State of Oregon Building, Energy, Solar, Electrical, Mechanical and Plumbing codes. The State Building Codes Division publishes an overview and information about these codes.

Residential (one and two family dwellings, townhouses and rowhouses):

Commercial (including structures containing three or more dwelling units):


Building:

Note: during the transition period between codes (July 1, 2014 and September 30, 2014), either code may be used as the basis of design on a project. Provisions of each code may not be mixed together in a single project. The submittal must clearly state which code edition the project is using.

2010 OSSC accessibility amendments effective March 1, 2012 (this is a partial list only – for all commercial building code amendments, errata and revisions, please see the Oregon Building Codes Division web page: Commercial Structures Program):


Energy

General Energy Code compliance information and forms

Note: during the transition period between codes (July 1, 2014 and September 30, 2014), either code may be used as the basis of design on a project. Provisions of each code may not be mixed together in a single project. The submittal must clearly state which code edition the project is using.


Fire


Mechanical Code:

Note: during the transition period between codes (July 1, 2014 and September 30, 2014), either code may be used as the basis of design on a project. Provisions of each code may not be mixed together in a single project. The submittal must clearly state which code edition the project is using.

Electrical Code:

Plumbing Code:


Archived State Codes

These are prior editions of codes that are no longer in effect, and are included here for reference only.

Copies of the Codes

Copies of the codes may also be viewed and purchased at the following locations.

Useful Links

Links and related information