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

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

Present Duties

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.


Agency Subdivisions

Information about this agency's divisions, offices, programs, etc.


Contact Information

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

Statutory Authority: ORS Chapters 446, 447, 455, 460, 479, 480, 693
Budget Analysis (PDF) - by Legislative Fiscal Office
Audit Reports - select agency from menu

Records, Publications and General Information

Agency History (PDF) - a detailed history of the agency (part of DCBS)
Records Retention Schedule (PDF) - a list of the public records kept at the agency (part of DCBS)
State Archives Holdings - a select list of the agency's records available for research at the State Archives
State Library Publications - a link to the Oregon State Library Catalog