Building Codes Division

Office location
1535 Edgewater Street NW
Salem, OR 97304
Phone: 503-378-4133 or 1-800-442-7457

Adopted I-Codes:
2021 Oregon Residential Specialty Code (ORSC)
​2022 Oregon Structural Specialty Code (OSSC)
2018 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC)
Applicability (statewide, local, limited): STATEWIDE

Codes in Oregon are adopted as statewide codes. Statutory authority is granted to the Oregon Building Codes Division to adopt building codes by administrative rulemaking. Building codes in the state are adopted as the “state program” and all local jurisdictions must enforce the state code, to the state agency’s specified level of enforcement. Fire code adoption is an administrative responsibility of the State Fire Marshal. The state-adopted fire code is considered the “minimum” standard statewide. Local jurisdictions may adopt a fire code provided it is at least as restrictive as the code adopted by the State Fire Marshal.

Tall Mass Timber Adoption

The tall mass timber provisions went into effect in 2019.

Expected date most recent code will be adopted:

Expected by Summer of 2022 


Page last updated: December 2023