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Building Codes Division (BCD)


The mission of the Building Codes Division is to work with Oregonians to ensure safe building construction while promoting a positive business climate within the state.

Building safety program

The building safety program adopts construction codes for 13 specialty areas, licenses trade workers and businesses, and oversees a statewide inspection system. Cities and counties administer a single code throughout Oregon, ensuring minimum standards and consistency.

  • Adopting and administering uniform statewide building codes
  • Providing building code and rule interpretation
  • Assisting local government building departments and facilitating dispute resolution
  • Enforcing license, code, and permit requirements
  • Certifying inspectors and licensing trade professionals
  • Facilitating economic development efforts around the state
  • Conducting inspections where local entities do not

Positions in this division include:

  • Administrative/clerical support
  • Inspector positions (electrical, structural/mechanical, plumbing, boiler, and elevator inspectors)
  • Operations and policy analyst