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Oregon Residential Specialty Code Adoption

Adoption information

2023 Oregon Residential Specialty Code (ORSC)

  • Administrative provisions (Chapter 1):
  • Construction provisions (Chapters 2 - 44 and appendices):
    • Effective Oct. 1, 2023 with *six-month phase-in period
    • Mandatory April 1, 2024
  • Based on 2021 International Residential Code (IRC)

Summary of amendments and changes NEW

*During the phase-in period, use of the 2021 ORSC or the 2023 ORSC is permitted.

The integrated codebook is going through the publishing process and will be available soon.

New Wildfire Hazard Mitigation training video

This training video covers construction standards and material compliance requirements from the latest iteration of the Oregon Residential Specialty Code, the 2023 ORSC, regarding wildfire hazard mitigation or home-hardening.

The objective for this training is to identify the appropriate construction standards required in areas of our state where the wildfire hazard mitigation provisions of the 2023 ORSC are applicable.

View the new wildfire hazard mitigation training video.

Code adoption events