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Residential Structures Code Program


2021 Oregon Residential Reach Code adoption

The division is working on the 2021 Oregon Residential Reach Code.

Get more information about the adoption process.

2017 ORSC - Solar readiness amendments

These amendments to the 2017 ORSC require that all new residential structures to include either a rigid metal raceway or installed wiring to facilitate future installation of solar panels.

View the new solar amendments to the 2017 ORSC.

Oregon Residential Specialty Code (ORSC) adoption

The division is working with the Residential and Manufactured Structures Board to adopt the next edition of the ORSC.

Get more information about the next code.

Energy efficiency: For information about the Executive Order 20-04, visit the new EO 20-04 information page.

Adopted codes and standards

The division works with building officials, technical committees, advisory boards, and the public to adopt, amend, and interpret the Oregon Residential Specialty Code (ORSC). This code applies to the construction, reconstruction, and repair of one- and two-family dwellings and townhouses.

2017 Oregon Residential Specialty Code (ORSC)
Effective Oct. 1, 2017
Based on the 2015 International Residential Code


The following are adopted as part of the code:


The following are corrections to the printed code:

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