Codes and standards

The division works with building official​s, technical committees, advisory boards, and the public to adopt, amend, and interpret the Oregon Residential Specialty Code (ORSC). This code applies to the construction, reconstruction, and repair of one- and two-​family dwellings and townhouses.​

Adopted codebook


R329 - Dwelling units containing lofts - Amendments | Effective Jan.1, 2018
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Program activities

Residential and Manufactured Structures Board​
Code committees and rulemaking hearings

Program tools and resources

Low Volume Windows

Low volume window label and exempt fenestration label program

Inspection tools

Cite it, write it rule
Cite it, write it checklist​​​
Antifreeze fire sprinkler system advisory
ASCE 7-10: Oregon Wind Map and Risk Category Code Language​​


Residential thermal performance​

How to use the thermal performance calculator​​
​​​​New: 2017 ORSC Residential thermal performance calculator
2014 ORSC Residential thermal performance calculator


​How to use the bracing calculator
New: 2017 ORSC prescriptive wall bracing calculator - Seismic
New: 2017 ORSC prescriptive wall bracing calculator - Wind​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

​Previously adopted codebook


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