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COVID-19 Information

Coronaviris 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: healthoregon.org/coronavirus.

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 Warren.D.Jackson@Oregon.gov.

License processing

New licenses and license renewals are being processed. Through administrative rule, BCD extended the renewal date for licenses that expire between April 1, 2020 and Dec. 1, 2020, until Jan. 15, 2021. Affected licenses

Code adoption

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the division's ability to adopt the next edition of the OESC, ORSC, and OPSC on schedule has been interrupted. The adoption has been postponed to April 1, 2021. Get more information about this code adoption cycle.  

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 pilot program NEW

This pilot 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

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
Last updated: Nov. 2, 2020

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