ORS 455.330¹
Counties authorized to exempt owner-built dwellings in rural areas from structural code

Notwithstanding ORS 455.040 (State building code preempts local ordinances and rules), a county may by ordinance:

(1) Exempt owner-built dwellings and outbuildings in any rural area within that county from compliance with the structural code, except as provided in ORS 455.340 (Code requirements to which exemption may not apply); and

(2) Establish maximum value or size limitations for structures exempted from the structural code under subsection (1) of this section. [Formerly 456.930]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 455—Building Code, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2007ors455.­pdf (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
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. Currency Information