ORS 455.740¹
Revocation of certification

(1) The Director of the Department of Consumer and Business Services may, upon notice and hearing, suspend or revoke the certification of any building official or inspector when it appears to the director by competent evidence that the building official or inspector:

(a) Has consistently failed to act in the public interest in the performance of duties;

(b) Failed to complete the continuing education requirements as required under ORS 455.720 (Standards and qualifications for personnel) (4); or

(c) Provided false information to the department.

(2) In any revocation proceeding under this section, the municipality that employs the building official or inspector shall be entitled to appear as a party in interest, either for or against the revocation.

(3) When a certification is suspended or revoked under this section, the director may also suspend, deny or place conditions on that person’s right to reapply for certification under ORS 455.735 (Application for certification) for a period not to exceed 12 months.

(4) Nothing in this section shall be construed to limit or otherwise affect the authority of a municipality to dismiss or suspend a building official or inspector at its discretion.

(5) Notwithstanding the requirements of subsections (1) to (4) of this section, the director may adopt rules which:

(a) Allow certifications to be placed on inactive status; and

(b) Extend continuing education compliance requirements in case of illness or hardship. [Formerly 456.835; 1991 c.361 §3]

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Effect of municipality's failure to employ properly certified building officials and inspectors, (1978) Vol 38, p 1923

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 455—Building Code, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­455.­html (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 455, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­455ano.­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.
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