2007 ORS 447.072¹
Plumbing permit and inspection exemptions
  • rules

Notwithstanding ORS 455.610 (Low-Rise Residential Dwelling Code), the Department of Consumer and Business Services, with the approval of the State Plumbing Board, shall adopt rules to create an exemption from permit and inspection requirements for ordinary minor repairs in low-rise residential dwellings and commercial structures when the board finds that the plumbing does not involve any changes or alterations of the existing plumbing system. The exemption from the permit:

(1) May not include new construction or replacement of water heaters or underground plumbing; and

(2) Shall be available only to licensed plumbing contractors or persons described under ORS 693.020 (Persons and activities not regulated under chapter). [1993 c.520 §3; 1995 c.228 §1; 2003 c.14 §268; 2003 c.675 §8; 2005 c.758 §15]

Chapter 447

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Employ­ment of journeyman plumbers to construct drain and sewerage lines, (1976) Vol 37, p 1404; nonprofit community ac­tion agency using licensed plumber to make potable wa­ter connec­tions in installa­tion of solar energy devices, (1979) Vol 40, p 134

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 447—Plumbing; Architectural Barriers, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­447.­html (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 447, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­447ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.