Or. Admin. R. 918-480-0005 - Adopted Oregon Residential Specialty Code

(1) The Low-Rise Residential Dwelling Code, identified in ORS 455.610, will be known as the Oregon Residential Specialty Code.
(2) The Oregon Residential Specialty Code is adopted pursuant to OAR chapter 918, division 8.
(3) Effective April 1, 2021, the 2021 Oregon Residential Specialty Code consists of the following:
(a) The 2018 edition of the International Residential Code for One- and Two-Family Dwellings as published by the International Code Council, Inc., Chapters 1 through 24 and Chapter 44, Appendices E, F, H, K, R, and S, and as further amended by the Division. Chapters 25 through 43, and Appendices A, B, C, D, G, I, J, L, M, N, O, P, Q, and T are not adopted as part of the 2021 Oregon Residential Specialty Code.
(b) The low-rise plumbing provisions of the Oregon Residential Specialty Code are adopted in the 2021 Oregon Plumbing Specialty Code.
(c) The low-rise electrical provisions of the Oregon Residential Specialty Code are adopted in the 2021 Oregon Electrical Specialty Code.
(d) Low-rise apartment construction provisions of the Oregon Residential Specialty Code are adopted in the 2022 Structural Specialty Code and the 2022 Oregon Mechanical Specialty Code.
(4) Applicability of code changes to pending applications. Code requirements in effect at the time a plan review or permit application is filed controls the construction under the application unless the applicant agrees to be controlled by subsequent changes.
(5) For the purposes of implementing a phase-in period for the 2021 Oregon Residential Specialty Code:
(a) Chapter 1 of the 2021 Oregon Residential Specialty Code is effective April 1, 2021 with no phase-in period; and
(b) The 2017 Oregon Residential Specialty Code, with the exception of Chapter 1, is adopted for a period of six months beginning April 1, 2021 and ending September 30, 2021.
(6) During the six-month phase-in period established in section (5), subsection (b) of this rule, all building departments in the state are required to accept plans for low-rise residential dwellings designed to either the 2021 Oregon Residential Specialty Code or to the 2017 Oregon Residential Specialty Code.


Or. Admin. R. 918-480-0005
DC 11-1986, f. 6-30-86, ef. 7-1-86; DC 6-1987(Temp), f. & ef. 4-3-87; Renumbered from 814-031-0005; BCA 3-1990, f. 1-30-90, cert. ef. 4-1-90; BCA 7-1990(Temp), f. 3-23-90, cert. ef. 4-1-90; BCA 21-1990, f. 8-28-90, cert. ef. 9-24-90; BCA 30-1990, f. 12-21-90, cert. ef. 1-1-92; BCA 8-1991, f. 4-10-91, cert. ef. 7-1-91; BCA 32-1991(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 9-30-91; BCA 1-1992, f. & cert. ef. 2-6-91; BCA 4-1992(Temp), f. 3-4-92, cert. ef. 3-5-92; BCA 6-1992, f. 3-24-92, cert. ef. 3-27-92; BCA 13-1992, f. 6-29-92, cert. ef. 7-1-92; BCA 28-1992(Temp), f. 12-30-92, cert. ef. 1-1-93; BCA 3-1993(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 3-3-93; BCA 7-1993, f. 4-28-93, cert. ef. 5-1-93; BCA 10-1993(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 6-11-93; BCD 3-1996, f. 2-2-96, cert. ef. 4-1-96; BCD 19-1998, f. 9-30-98, cert. ef. 10-1-98, Renumbered from 918-480-0000; BCD 3-2000, f. 1-14-00 cert. ef. 4-1-00; BCD 33-2002, f. 12-20-02 cert. ef. 4-1-03; BCD 15-2004, f. 9-10-04, cert. ef. 10-1-04; BCD 5-2005, f. & cert. ef. 3-28-05; BCD 5-2008, f. 2-22-08, cert. ef. 4-1-08; BCD 13-2011, f. 5-13-11, cert. ef. 7-1-11; BCD 9-2014, f. 9-25-14, cert. ef. 10-1-14; BCD 11-2017, f. 9-14-17, cert. ef. 10/1/2017; BCD 3-2021, amend filed 03/22/2021, effective 4/1/2021; BCD 12-2022, amend filed 09/29/2022, effective 10/1/2022

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Statutory/Other Authority: ORS 455.020, ORS 455.030, ORS 455.110, ORS 455.380 & ORS 455.525

Statutes/Other Implemented: ORS 455.610

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