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COVID-19 Information

In response to COVID-19, some Building Codes Division services have temporarily changed or may experience some delays. The division is committed to the safety of our stakeholders, our staff, and the communities we serve. Thank you for your patience during this difficult time.

BCD Offices

All offices are open, but remain available to the public only by appointment. Staff continues to be available by phone and email.

The division will continue to post updates related to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and their impact to the industry. For questions on Oregon's response to COVID-19, please visit:

Director's Order

Jan 15, 2021 - The Director of the Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services, pursuant to OAR 918-098-4002, has determined that the COVID-19 state of emergency may cause a workforce shortage among building codes inspectors or plans examiners. The Director has issued an order to all inspectors and plans examiners to invoke the flexibility of OAR 918-098-4002(2).

This Order ratifies any conduct in compliance with this Order that occurred from Dec. 29, 2020, through the date of this order. This Order remains in force until Executive Order 20-03 and the COVID-19 state of emergency expires, is terminated by the Governor, or until this order is otherwise terminated by the Director.

View the Director's order.

BCD Services

Plans, permits, and inspections

Continue to use the ePermitting system to process plans and permits. Through administrative rule, the division has created allowances for inspections to be creative and flexible. For more information, email

License processing

New licenses and license renewals are being processed. Apply for a license

CE course format flexibility

For providers offering in-person courses during social distancing, there is an existing tool that allows approved CE courses to be taught online. Get more information

Minor labels

BCD is printing and mailing minor labels now. It may take three to four days to process your order. We are still unable to process pick-up orders, at this time. All minor labels must be purchased online. Order minor labels

Mechanical minor label program

This phased program is available in select jurisdictions and allows for certain common mechanical installations to be performed under a minor label permit. It also incorporates remote inspection technology that can be downloaded onto a mobile device and used for inspection services. Mechanical minor labels

Last updated: Oct. 6, 2021

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