2017 ORS 455.325¹
Definitions for ORS 455.325 to 455.350

As used in ORS 455.325 (Definitions for ORS 455.325 to 455.350) to 455.350 (Purchaser’s remedies), unless the context requires otherwise:

(1) “Owner” means the owner of the title to real property or the contract purchaser of real property, of record as shown on the last available complete assessment roll.

(2) “Owner-built dwelling and outbuildings” means a single-family residence and adjacent auxiliary structures the components of which, that are exempted from the structural code under ORS 455.330 (Counties authorized to exempt owner-built dwellings in rural areas from structural code), are constructed entirely by the owner who intends to occupy the structures or by that owner and friends and relatives of the owner assisting on an unpaid basis.

(3) “Rural area” means any land in a county which is located outside city limits and any recognized urban growth boundaries under that county’s comprehensive plan and which are described by the ordinance allowed under ORS 455.330 (Counties authorized to exempt owner-built dwellings in rural areas from structural code). [Formerly 456.925]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 455—Building Code, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors455.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
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.