2017 ORS 450.837¹
Water and sanitary authority as municipality for purpose of enforcing plumbing code
  • limitations

(1) Water authorities and sanitary authorities are municipalities for the purposes of administering and enforcing the plumbing code as provided under ORS 455.150 (Selective municipal building inspection programs).

(2) However, notwithstanding ORS 455.150 (Selective municipal building inspection programs) (3), a building official appointed by a water authority or sanitary authority or an inspector acting under the authority and direction of such a building official shall administer and enforce only that portion of the plumbing code governing the installation and maintenance of connections between structures and the mains and sewers of the authority.

(3) Nothing in this section authorizes a building official or inspector of a water authority or sanitary authority to administer or enforce all or part of any specialty code except the plumbing code.

(4) A water authority or sanitary authority shall notify the Director of the Department of Consumer and Business Services not later than May 1 of each year as to whether the authority will or will not exercise the code enforcement power granted by this section. [1989 c.809 §11; 1993 c.577 §33; 1995 c.553 §6]

Chapter 450

Notes of Decisions

Where city with home rule charter enacted ordinance imposing franchise fee on sanitary authority for use of city’s rights-of-way, ordinance operates concurrently with state law and is not preempted. Rogue Valley Sewer Services v. City of Phoenix, 262 Or App 183, 329 P3d 1 (2014), aff’d 357 Or 437, 353 P3d 581 (2015)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 450—Sanitary Districts and Authorities; Water Authorities, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors450.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 450, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano450.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
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.