2007 ORS 447.247¹
Elevators required
  • criteria
  • rules

(1) Elevators are required:

(a) In all shopping centers, shopping malls, professional offices of health care providers and government buildings that are covered by Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act;

(b) In all other commercial facilities, private entities and places of public accommodation covered by Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act that have more than one floor level and more than 3,000 square feet in ground area or that are more than 20 feet in height, measured from the top surface of the lowest flooring to the highest interior overhead finish of the building; and

(c) In all private membership clubs and churches that have more than one floor level and more than 4,000 square feet in ground area or that are more than 20 feet in height, measured from the top surface of the lowest flooring to the highest interior overhead finish of the building.

(2) The Department of Consumer and Business Services may by rule create exceptions to the requirements of this section if this section would require an elevator in a building that would not be required to have an elevator under the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act or the Fair Housing Act. [1993 c.503 §6; 1995 c.307 §2]

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Applicability of the "architectural barriers" law to office space and other work and service areas in public buildings, (1973) Vol 36, p 514; applica­tion to low income housing financed under ORS 456.550 (Policy) to 456.720 (Housing Finance Fund), (1976) Vol 38, p 429

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).
 
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