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Oregon Building Codes

Codes
2019 Oregon Structural Specialty Code (OSSC)
adopts the IBC 2018 with amendments
2021 Oregon Residential Specialty Code (ORSC)
adopts the IRC 2018 with amendments
Existing Building Code 2018 of Oregon
adopts the IEBC 2018 with amendments
2019 Oregon Fire Code
adopts the IFC 2018 with amendments
2019 Oregon Mechanical Specialty Code
based on the 2018 IMC and 2018 IFGC
Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities 2009 of Oregon
adopts the A117.1, 2009 with amendments
Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems 2016 of Oregon
adopts the NFPA 13, 2016 without amendments
2021 Oregon Electrical Specialty Code (OESC)
adopts the NFPA 70, 2020 with amendments
2017 Oregon Electrical Specialty Code (OESC)
adopts the NFPA 70, 2017 with amendments
2021 Oregon Plumbing Specialty Code
adopts the UPC 2021 with amendments
2021 Oregon Energy Efficiency Specialty Code (OEESC)
adopts the ASHRAE 90.1, 2019 with amendments
Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings 2016 of Oregon
adopts the ASHRAE 90.1-2016 with amendments
2019 Oregon Zero Energy Ready Commercial Code
(Chapter 13 of the 2019 Oregon Structural Specialty Code)
Statewide Alternate Method to Chapter 13 of the 2019 OSSC
allow commercial structures the use of the 2018 IECC
National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code 2016 of Oregon
adopts the NFPA 72, 2016 without amendments
Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete of Oregon
adopts the ACI 318 2014 with amendments
Guidelines for Design and Construction of Hospitals 2018 of Oregon
adopts the FGI Hospital, 2018 with amendments
Guidelines for Design and Construction of Outpatient Facilities 2018 of Oregon
adopts the FGI Outpatient, 2018 with amendments
Guidelines for Design and Construction of Residential Health, Care, and Support Facilities 2018 of Oregon
adopts the FGI Residential, 2018 with amendments
2017 Oregon Plumbing Specialty Code (OPSC)
adopts the UPC 2015 with amendments
This code is not available on UpCodes
2002 Oregon Manufactured Dwelling and Park Specialty Code (MD&P)
This code is not available on UpCodes
2010 Oregon Manufactured Dwelling Installation Specialty Code (OMDISC)
This code is not available on UpCodes

Adoption Info

Notice:

The 2019 Oregon Structural Specialty Code, 2019 Oregon Zero Energy Ready Commercial Code, and 2019 Oregon Mechanical Specialty Code became mandatory on Jan. 1, 2020.
The 2021 ORSC became effective April 1, 2021. Only Chapter 1 of the 2021 ORSC became mandatory on April 1, the rest will be mandatory on Sept. 30, 2021.
The 2021 OESC is effective April 1, 2021.
The 2019 Oregon Zero Energy Ready Commercial Code (OZERCC) adopting ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2016 is effective Oct. 1, 2019 - Sept. 29, 2021.
The 2021 OEESC, based on ASHRAE Standard 90.1 - 2019 becomes effective April 1, 2021.


INCORPORATED AMENDMENTS


OSSC Amendments

2019 Oregon Structural Specialty Code
Interim code amendments
Effective April 1, 2021
Original document
Emergency responder radio coverage
Effective June 2019
Original document
Aviation hangar fire suppression
Effective June 2019
Original document
Exit access doorways for equipment rooms with boilers
Effective October 2018
Original document
Emergency responder radio coverage
Effective October 2018 - March 2019
Original document
Reference to ASME B31.3 pressure piping repeal
Effective August 2018
Original document
Appendix N - New construction provisions
Effective January 2018
Original document
Low frequency smoke and CO alarms
Effective February 2016
Original document
Separate facilities, panic hardware, solar integration, etc.
Effective August 2018
Original document
OSSC Errata:

Accessible parking spaces and sign design
Effective November 2018
Original document
Dining and drinking areas errata
Effective August 2015
Original document
Radon control methods errata
Effective June 2015
Original document
Chapter 11 figures, etc. errata
Effective October 2014
Original document
ORSC Amendment

2021 ORSC December 2021 Errata
effective December 2021
Original document
2021 Oregon Residential Specialty Code
Significant changes summary
effective April 1, 2021
Original document
R327 - Wildfire hazard mitigation
Effective January 2019
Original document
R329 - Dwelling units containing lofts
Effective July 2016
Effective January 2018
OPSC

Oregon Plumbing Specialty Code 2021 edition
Issued Errata
effective January 1, 2022
Original document
Oregon Plumbing Specialty Code 2021 edition
effective April 1, 2021
Original document
OEESC

2021 Oregon Energy Efficiency Specialty Code
effective October 1, 2019
Original document

OEESC Errata

Chapter 2 and Table 503 errata
Effective May 2015
Original document
OMSC Amendment

Statewide Alternate Method
June 2021
Original document
Appendix D - New construction provisions
Effective Jan. 2018
Original document
Pizza oven definition amendments
Effective July 2016
Original document
OMSC Errata

Guards Section 304.11 errata
Effective Aug. 2015
Original document
OESC Amendment

2021 Oregon Electrical Specialty Code adoption
Effective April 1, 2021
Original document
2017 OESC Adopted Amendments to the 2017 NEC
Effective October 1, 2020
Original document
OZERCC

2019 Oregon Zero Energy Ready Commercial Code
Effective October 1, 2019
Original document
FGI

Amendments to:
2018 Facility Guidelines Institute Guidelines for Design and Construction of Residential Health, Care, and Support Facilities
for purposes of the following administrative rules:
OAR 333-71-0580
effective January 1, 2020
Original document
Amendments to:
2018 Facility Guidelines Institute Guidelines for Design and Construction of Outpatient Facilities
for purposes of the following administrative rules:
OAR 333-76-0185
OAR 333-76-1050
OAR 333-700-0131
which refer to OAR 333-535-0015
effective January 1, 2020
Original document
Amendments to:
2018 Facility Guidelines Institute Guidelines for Design and Construction of Hospitals
for purposes of the following administrative rules:
OAR 333-071-0580(5)(a)
OAR 333-76-1050
OAR 333-535-0015
effective January 1, 2020
Original document

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FURTHER INFORMATION

Oregon Building Codes

The building codes of Oregon adopt the the International Building Code 2018 (IBC 2018), International Residential Code 2018 (IRC 2018), International Existing Building Code 2018 (IEBC 2018), 2019 Oregon Fire Code, International Mechanical Code 2018 (IMC 2018), Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities, 2009, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems, 2016, National Electrical Code, 2020, National Electrical Code, 2017, Uniform Plumbing Code 2021, Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings, 2019, Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings, 2016, 2019 Oregon Zero Energy Ready Commercial Code, International Energy Conservation Code 2018 (IECC 2018), National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code, 2016, Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete 2014, Guidelines for Design and Construction of Hospitals 2018, Guidelines for Design and Construction of Outpatient Facilities 2018, Guidelines for Design and Construction of Residential Health, Care, and Support Facilities 2018, Uniform Plumbing Code 2015, 2002 Oregon Manufactured Dwelling and Park Specialty Code (MD&P), and the 2010 Oregon Manufactured Dwelling Installation Specialty Code (OMDISC).

Oregon building codes, including the fire and residential codes

Oregon Agencies

Oregon Building Codes Division
Website: https://www.oregon.gov/bcd/Pages/index.aspx
Address: 1535 Edgewater St. NW, Salem, OR 97304
P.O. Box: 14470 Salem, OR 97309-0404​​​​​​​​​​
Email: bcd.info@oregon.gov
Phone: 503-378-4133 / 800-442-7457​ (toll-free)
Fax: 503-378-2322

Oregon State Fire Marshal
Website: https://www.oregon.gov/osp/programs/sfm/pages/default.aspx
Address: General Headquarters (Administration Office), 3565 Trelstad Avenue SE, Salem, OR 97317
Email: oregon.sfm@osp.oregon.gov
Phone: 503-378-3720
Fax: 503-378-8282

Oregon Health Authority
Facilities Planning and Safety
Website: https://www.oregon.gov/oha/ph/providerpartnerresources/healthcareprovidersfacilities/facilitiesplanningsafety/pages/index.aspx
Address: Facilities Planning and Safety Program, 800 NE Oregon Street, Suite 465, Portland, OR 97232
Email: mailbox.fps@dhsoha.state.or.us
Phone: 971-673-0540
Fax: 971-673-0556