Or. Admin. R. 918-098-1470 - Duties and Responsibilities of Certified Building Officials, Inspectors, and Plans Examiners

Persons who hold an Oregon Inspector Certification or an Oregon Code Certification must act in the public interest in performing their duties as a building official, inspector, or plans examiner, including but not limited to:

(1) Obtaining and maintaining any required certification prior to performing their duties;
(2) Performing only inspections or plan reviews with the appropriate valid certification for the inspection or plan review being performed;
(3) Completing all required continuing education requirements and maintaining records of completion of continuing education courses required for each required certification sufficient to demonstrate compliance with OAR 918-098-1450;
(4) Administering and enforcing building inspection program requirements established in ORS Chapters 455 and 479 and rules adopted thereunder, including but not limited to:
(a) Enforcing all appropriate building code statutes and rules adopted thereunder;
(b) Enforcing specialty codes, adopted standards, and statewide code interpretations under ORS Chapters 455 and 479;
(c) Allowing the use of alternate method rulings under ORS 455.060, emerging technologies under ORS 455.065, and other requirements under ORS chapter 455;
(d) Following appeal decisions issued by the department or an appropriate advisory board under ORS 455.475 or 479.853;
(e) Following fee methodologies and number of inspections established under OAR chapter 918, division 50;
(f) Allowing the use of plans approved by the division under ORS 455.062 or 455.685;
(g) Following the department's direction established for an essential project and assisting with any action the department determines is necessary to ensure the project proceeds in a timely manner under ORS 455.466(4) and (5);
(h) Abiding by all of the terms and conditions of any agreements entered into with the department, including but not limited to, partnership agreements entered into under ORS 455.185 and program approvals under ORS 455.148 and 455.150, and delegations under ORS 479.855;
(i) Communicating requirements to customers clearly as required under OAR 918-098-1900; and
(j) Following any directives, orders, or other building program requirements established by the department;
(5) Cooperating with requests for information from the division, including requests for information during the course of an investigation. Failure to provide information upon request may be considered a violation of an order by the Director or an advisory board and may result in action taken under ORS 455.740 or 455.895 or other appropriate sanction;
(6) Notifying the division of any changes of name or address in a manner prescribed by the division within 10 business days; and
(7) Following all licensing and other requirements under ORS 455.455 and 455.457 and rules adopted thereunder when required.


Or. Admin. R. 918-098-1470
BCD 16-2005(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 7-7-05 thru 12-31-05; BCD 24-2005, f. 9-30-05, cert. ef. 10-1-05; BCD 4-2006, f. 3-31-06, cert. ef. 4-1-06; BCD 5-2014, f. & cert. ef. 4-1-14; BCD 6-2016, f. & cert. ef. 4/1/2016

Stat. Auth.: ORS 455.720

Stats. Implemented: ORS 455.720

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