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Oregon Structural Specialty Code adoption

About the next edition of the code

The division is in the process of adopting the next edition of the Oregon Structural Specialty Code (OSSC). The next edition of the OSSC will be based on the following:

  • 2021 International Building Code (IBC)
  • 2021 International Fire Code (IFC) new construction provisions
  • 2021 International Existing Building Code (IEBC)
  • Existing Oregon amendments in the 2019 OSSC
  • Public code amendment proposals

Anticipated effective date: Oct. 1, 2022 with a phase-in period ending Dec. 31, 2022

During the phase-in period, use of the 2019 OSSC or the 2022 OSSC will be permitted.

Code review and adoption events and notices

All code adoption events and notices for the Oregon Structural Specialty Code are posted here and remain posted until the beginning of the next code adoption cycle.

Comments and testimony

Verbal testimony

To sign up in advance to provide oral testimony at a code review committee meeting, please email Instructions for providing testimony will be sent to you.

Written testimony

Please email written testimony for the code review committee at least 24 hours before the meeting. Include your name, organization, and the related agenda item.

Public code amendment proposals