Codes and standards

The division works with building officials, technical committees, advisory boards, and the public to adopt, amend, and interpret the Oregon Electrical Specialty Code (OESC). This code applies to all nonexempt electrical installations and alterations.

Adopted​ codebook​

Additional codebook information

Issued code interpretations
Approved alternate methods
Recent appeal decisions
Codebook history​ - Previous versions of the adopted codebook

Program activities

Electrical and Elevator Board
Code committees and rulemaking hearings

Program tools and resources

Inspection tools

Cite it, write it rule​
Cite it, write it checklist​​​
Quick reference guide to the 2017 OESC​​

Electrical testing laboratories

Approved electrical testing laboratories​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​. The division provides a list of electrical testing laboratories and product categories approved by the Electrical and Elevator Board as meeting the testing standard requirements for electrical safety as required by Oregon law and rule.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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Home and property owners
Minor label permits
Local building department directory

Laws and rules

Table 1-E Oregon amendments​