ORS 401.341¹
Building inspections by private qualified professionals
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(1) Local governments may enact local programs under which owners of buildings may, prior to an emergency, enter into agreements with private qualified professionals to conduct building inspections following an emergency to determine whether buildings may be safely occupied.

(2) A local program enacted under this section must:

(a) Require that owners of buildings receive approval from the local government before entering into an agreement with a qualified professional under the program; and

(b) Require that qualified professionals receive approval from the local government before entering into an agreement with a building owner under the program.

(3) If a local government enacts a local program under this section, the local government shall provide the State Fire Marshal with all laws and regulations governing the program, as well as any other information requested by the State Fire Marshal.

(4) The State Fire Marshal may, by rule, impose additional restrictions on local programs enacted under this section as necessary or advisable to promote safe and efficient response and recovery after an emergency.

(5) As used in this section:

(a) “Emergency” has the meaning given that term in ORS 401.025 (Definitions for ORS chapter 401).

(b) “Local government” has the meaning given that term in ORS 174.116 (“Local government” and “local service district” defined).

(c) “Qualified professional” means an individual who is:

(A) Registered and has a valid certificate to practice engineering issued under ORS 672.002 (Definitions for ORS 672.002 to 672.325) to 672.325 (Civil penalties); or

(B) Qualified and registered to practice architecture under ORS 671.010 (Definitions for ORS 671.010 to 671.220) to 671.220 (Civil penalties). [2019 c.649 §2]

Note: 401.341 (Building inspections by private qualified professionals) was enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but was not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 401 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

Chapter 401

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1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 401—Emergency Management and Services, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors401.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2019, Chapter 401, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano401.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
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