2007 ORS § 479.018¹

Definition for ORS 479.020 and 479.060

As used in ORS 479.020 (Buildings requiring fire escapes) and 479.060 (Location of fire escapes), "story" means:

(1) That portion of a building included between the upper surface of any floor and the upper surface of the floor next above;

(2) For the topmost story, that portion of a building included between the upper surface of the topmost floor and the ceiling or roof above; and

(3) A basement, cellar or unused under-floor space, if the finished floor level directly above the basement, cellar or unused under-floor space is more than:

(a) Six feet above the ground surrounding the building for more than 50 percent of the total perimeter; or

(b) Twelve feet above the ground surrounding the building at any point. [2005 c.22 §363]

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Authority of State Fire Marshal to adopt regula­tions, (1974) Vol 36, p 1102


1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 479—Protection of Buildings From Fire; Electrical Safety Law, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­479.­html (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 479, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­479ano.­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.