Codes and standards

The division works to ensure the adopted codes and standards are accessible. Eight of the adopted specialty codes are available to read online. The remaining codes are comprised of multiple standards listed on the program pages where you can also find amendments, errata, helpful tools and additional information about each code.

Oregon codebooks online

Related codes and standards online

​​​​​​​​Oregon codebook history

Previous versions available online

​2010 Oregon Structural Specialty Code​ (OSSC) - Effective July 1, 2010​

Adopted model codes

International Building Code (IBC)

2012 IBC - Effective July 1, 2014
​2009 IBC - Effective July 1, 2010
2006 IBC - Effective April 1, 2007
​2003 IBC - Effective Oct. 1, 2004

Uniform Building Code (UBC)

1997 UBC​ - Effective Oct. 1, 1999
1994 UBC​ - Effective April 1, 1996
​1991 UBC - Effective Jan. 1, 1993
1988 UBC - Effective Jan. 1, 1990
​1985 UBC - Effective July 1, 1986
1982 UBC - Effective Aug. 1, 1983
​1979 UBC - Effective July 1, 1980
1976 UBC - Effective March 1, 1978
​1973 UBC - Effective July 1, 1974

Previous versions available online

2010 Oregon Mechanical Specialty Code​ - Effective July 1, 2010

Adopted model codes

International Mechanical Code (IMC)

2012 IMC - Effective July 1, 2014
2009 IMC - Effective July 1, 2010
2006 IMC - Effective April 1, 2007
2003 IMC - Effective Oct. 1, 2004
2000 IMC - Effective Oct. 1, 2002
1998 IMC - Effective Oct. 1, 1999

Uniform Mechanical Code (UMC)

1994 UMC - Effective April 1, 1996
1991 UMC - Effective Jan. 1, 1993
1988 UMC - Effective Jan. 1, 1990
1985 UMC - Effective May 1, 1986
1982 UMC - Effective Aug. 1, 1983
1979 UMC - Effective July 1, 1980
1976 UMC - Effective March 1, 1978
1973 UMC - Effective July 1, 1974​​​​​

Previous versions available online

2010 Oregon Energy Efficiency Specialty Code​ - Effective July 1, 2010

Adopted model codes

International Energy Conservation Code (IECC)

2009 (IECC) - Effective July 1, 2014
2009 (IECC) - Effective July 1, 2010​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Previous versions available online

2011 Oregon Electrical Specialty Code (OESC) - Effective April 1, 2011​
​2008 Oregon Electrical Specialty Code (OESC) - Effective April 1, 2008​

Adopted model codes

NFPA 70, National Electrical Code (NEC)

2014 NEC - Effective Oct. 1, 2014
2011 NEC - Effective April 1, 2011
2008 NEC - Effective April 1, 2008
2005 NEC - Effective April 1, 2005
2002 NEC - Effective Oct. 1, 2002
1999 NEC - Effective April 1, 2000
1996 NEC - Effective Oct. 1, 1996
1993 NEC - Effective July 1, 1993
1990 NEC - Effective July 1, 1990
1987 NEC - Effective May 1, 1987
1984 NEC - Effective July 1, 1984
1981 NEC - Effective Oct. 1, 1981
1978 NEC - Effective Jan. 1, 1978
1975 NEC - Effective July 1, 1975
1971 NEC - Effective May 1, 1972 (est.)
1968 NEC - Effective Jan. 1, 1969​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Previous versions available online

2011 Oregon Plumbing Specialty Code​

Adopted model codes

Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC)

2009 UPC - Effective Oct. 1, 2014
2009 UPC - Effective April 1, 2011
2006 UPC - Effective April 1, 2008
2003 UPC - Effective April 1, 2005
1997 UPC - Effective April 1, 2000
1994 UPC - Effective April 1, 1996
1991 UPC - Effective Feb. 1, 1992
1988 UPC - Effective Jan. 1, 1990
1985 UPC - Effective Jan. 1, 1987
1979 UPC - Effective Oct. 13, 1984
1979 UPC - Effective July 1, 1981
1976 UPC - Effective Jan. 1, 1978
1973 UPC - Effective Feb. 1, 1975 ​​​​​​​​

Previous versions available online

2011 Oregon Residential Specialty Code​ - Effective July 1, 2011

2008 Oregon Residential Specialty Code​ - Effective April 1, 2008

Adopted model codes

International Residential Code (IRC)

2009 (IRC) - Effective Oct. 1, 2014
2009 (IRC) - Effective July 1, 2011
2006 (IRC) - Effective April 1, 2008
2003 (IRC) - Effective April 1, 2005
2000 (IRC) - Effective April 1, 2003

Council of American Building Officials (CABO)

1998 - (Int. 1 & 2) - Effective April 1, 2000
1997 CABO - Effective April 1, 1996
1992 CABO - Effective April 1, 1995
1992 CABO - Effective May 1, 1993
1989 CABO - Effective April 1, 1990
1986 CABO - Not adopted
1983 CABO - Effective May 1, 1986​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Previous version​

2011 Oregon Reach Code (ORC)
Commercial provisions - Effective July 1, 2011
Residential provisions - Effective Oct. 1, 2011​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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