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.

The County Building Code 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 County Building 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 County Building Code.

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

The Oregon Plumbing Specialty Code, Oregon Electrical Specialty Code, Oregon Manufactured Dwelling Code and Recreational Park and Organizational Camp Regulations except as modified are enforced as part of this code.

Codebooks may be purchased from various sources.  We do not recommend any particular source.  As a courtesy, we have provided a link to the state website listing of bookstores and websites where you may order the particular codebook that you need.