Building Code

The Board of County Commissioners of Washington County, pursuant to ORS Chapter 455 and 478, as well as the Washington County Home Rule Charter and authority to regulate nuisances, has determined that it is necessary to provide for the regulation of building construction, the abatement of nuisances and administration of standards, including enforcement, of the State Building Code.

Washington County adopts the Oregon State Building Codes through the Washington County Code and shall apply to the construction, alteration, moving, demolition, repair, maintenance, and work associated with any building or structure except those located in a public way.

The Oregon Structural Specialty Code is used for commercial structural projects. This code has been modified as noted in section 14.04.260 of the Washington County Code.

The Oregon Mechanical Specialty Code is used for commercial mechanical projects. This code has been modified as noted in section 14.04.270 of the Washington County Code.

The Oregon Residential Code is used for residential construction and is modified as per section 14.04.260 of theWashington County Code.  

The Oregon Plumbing Specialty Code, Oregon Electrical Specialty Code, and the Oregon Manufactured Dwelling Code, except as modified, are enforced as part of this code.

To purchase code books please access the Oregon State Building Codes Division at http://oregonbcd.org/codestandards.html