Or. Admin. R. 918-098-1480 - Additional Responsibilities for Building Officials

In addition to the above responsibilities, all certified individuals who are performing the duties of the building official must also:

(1) Ensure a person is properly certified under these rules or licensed under ORS 455.455 and 455.457 and meets the minimum experience requirements and possess appropriate knowledge prior to allowing the individual to perform plan reviews and inspections;
(2) Ensure all inspectors and plans examiners in the municipality take all required continuing education and track the continuing education in a manner that may be presented to the division upon request;
(3) Ensure that employees under the direction of the building official administering and enforcing elements of a building inspection program follow all applicable building code statutes and rules, including statewide code interpretations, directives and other building program requirements and allowing the use of statewide alternate method rulings and ensuring they are enforced and carried out through their certified individuals in their municipality, including items specified in OAR 918-098-1470;
(4) Enforce applicable construction trade licensing requirements issued under ORS Chapters 447, 479, 693, and 701; and
(a) Ensure all building inspection program fees adopted by the municipality under ORS 455.210 and 479.855 are utilized for the administration and enforcement of the building inspection program established under ORS 455.148 or 455.150; and
(b) Ensure all surcharges are properly collected and submitted to the division as required by ORS 455.210 and 455.220.


Or. Admin. R. 918-098-1480
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 6-2016, f. & cert. ef. 4/1/2016; BCD 12-2021, amend filed 11/18/2021, effective 1/1/2022

Statutory/Other Authority: ORS 455.720

Statutes/Other Implemented: ORS 455.720

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