2017 ORS 455.448¹
Entry and inspection of earthquake-damaged structures
  • warrant enforcement

(1) For the purposes of enforcement of this chapter the building inspector or any person appointed by the Department of Consumer and Business Services, after showing official identification and, if necessary, a warrant issued to the building owner or agent of the owner under subsection (2) of this section, may:

(a) Enter, at reasonable times, any property that is known to be damaged, or for which there are reasonable grounds to believe that the structure has been damaged, as a result of an earthquake.

(b) Inspect, at reasonable times, within reasonable limits and in a reasonable manner property that is known to be damaged, or for which there are reasonable grounds to believe that the structure has been damaged, as a result of an earthquake.

(2) If entry is refused, the building inspector or any duly appointed representative of the Department of Consumer and Business Services may appear before any magistrate empowered to issue warrants and request such magistrate to issue an inspection warrant, directing it to any peace officer, as defined in ORS 161.015 (General definitions) to enter the described property to remove any person or obstacle and assist the building inspector or representative of the department inspecting the property in any way necessary to complete the inspection. [Formerly 401.537]

Note: 455.448 (Entry and inspection of earthquake-damaged structures) and 455.449 (Unsafe condition resulting from earthquake damage) were added to and made a part of 455.010 (Definitions for ORS chapter 455) to 455.740 (Denial of certificate) by legislative action but were not added to any smaller series therein. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

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.