2011 ORS § 455.475¹
Appeal of decision of building official

A person aggrieved by a decision made by a building official under authority established pursuant to ORS 455.148 (Comprehensive municipal building inspection programs), 455.150 (Selective municipal building inspection programs) or 455.467 (Timelines for approval or disapproval of certain specialty code building plans) may appeal the decision. The following apply to an appeal under this section:

(1) An appeal under this section shall be made first to the appropriate specialty code chief inspector of the Department of Consumer and Business Services. The decision of the department chief inspector may be appealed to the appropriate advisory board. The decision of the advisory board may only be appealed to the Director of the Department of Consumer and Business Services if codes in addition to the applicable specialty code are at issue.

(2) If the appropriate advisory board determines that a decision by the department chief inspector is a major code interpretation, then the inspector shall distribute the decision in writing to all applicable specialty code public and private inspection authorities in the state. The decision shall be distributed within 60 days after the boards determination, and there shall be no charge for the distribution of the decision. As used in this subsection, a major code interpretation means a code interpretation decision that affects or may affect more than one job site or more than one inspection jurisdiction.

(3) If an appeal is made under this section, an inspection authority shall extend the plan review deadline by the number of days it takes for a final decision to be issued for the appeal. [1999 c.1045 §23; 2001 c.573 §15]

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