2011 ORS § 455.463¹
Specialty code inspection and plan review
  • department enforcement authority
  • investigation

(1) In addition to any other authority and power granted to the Director of the Department of Consumer and Business Services under this chapter and ORS chapters 447 and 479, with respect to specialty code inspectors, plan reviewers and businesses that employ specialty code inspectors and plan reviewers licensed under ORS 455.457 (Licensing specialty code inspectors and plan reviewers), if the director has reason to believe that there is a failure to enforce or there is a violation of any provision of this chapter or ORS chapters 447 and 479 or any rule adopted thereunder, the director may:

(a) Examine building code activities of specialty code inspectors, plan reviewers and businesses that employ specialty code inspectors and plan reviewers;

(b) Take sworn testimony; and

(c) With the authorization of the office of the Attorney General, subpoena persons and records to obtain testimony on official actions that were taken or omitted or to obtain documents otherwise subject to public inspection under ORS 192.410 (Definitions for ORS 192.410 to 192.505) to 192.505 (Exempt and nonexempt public record to be separated).

(2) The investigative authority authorized by subsection (1) of this section covers violations or omissions by specialty code inspectors, plan reviewers and businesses that employ specialty code inspectors and plan reviewers licensed under ORS 455.457 (Licensing specialty code inspectors and plan reviewers) related to enforcement of codes or administrative rules, licensing of inspectors or financial transactions. [1999 c.1045 §8]

Note: See note under 455.455 (Building inspection and plan review).