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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.
  • Permitting and plans: Please continue to use the ePermitting system to process plans and permits.
  • License processing: New New licenses and license renewals are being processed. Through administrative rule, BCD extended the deadline for licenses that were scheduled to renew between April 1, 2020 and Dec. 1, 2020, until Jan. 15, 2021. Access a list of licenses that are affected.
  • Minor Labels: BCD is printing and mailing minor labels now. Due to delays caused by COVID-19, our office 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.
  • Inspections: Through administrative rule, the division has created allowances for inspections to be creative and flexible. For information about inspections, email Warren.D.Jackson@Oregon.gov.
  • 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 provider information.
  • 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.

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.

Last update: June 19, 2020

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