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.


Program news and updates

2017 Oregon Residential Specialty Code adoption
Access information about the next edition of the residential code.


Adopted codebook

​​​Amendments

Gas pipe separation amendments​ - Effective Feb. 1, 2016
R325 and solar provision amendments - Effective April 1, 2015
ORSC adopted amendment insert pages - Effective Oct. 1, 2014

Additional codebook information

Issued code interpretations
Approved alternate methods
Recent appeal decisions
Codebook history​

Program activities

Residential and Manufactured Structures Board​
2017 Residential code adoption​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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​​

Calculators​

Residential thermal performance​

How to use the thermal performance calculator​​
​​​​Residential thermal performance calculator
Microsoft Excel 2010 or newer is required save the document to your computer, keeping the .xlsx extension.​

Bracing

​How to use the bracing calculator
Seismic calculation for bracing
Wind calculation for bracing
Microsoft Excel 2010 or newer is required save the document to your computer, keeping the .xlsx extension.​

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Permits

Home and property owners
ePermitting​
Minor label permits
Local building department directory

Laws and rules

Contacts

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