Plan review exemption
(1) The Department of Consumer and Business Services or a municipality administering and enforcing a building inspection program under ORS 455.148 (Comprehensive municipal building inspection programs) or 455.150 (Selective municipal building inspection programs) may not require a plan review for one and two family dwellings that are of conventional light frame construction, as defined by the department by rule, if:
(a) The plans for the dwelling are designed and stamped by a professional engineer registered under ORS 672.002 (Definitions for ORS 672.002 to 672.325) to 672.325 (Civil penalties) or an architect registered under ORS 671.060 (Examination of applicants); and
(b) The engineer or architect is certified by the Director of the Department of Consumer and Business Services under ORS 455.720 (Standards and qualifications for personnel) as being qualified to examine one and two family dwelling plans.
(2) The department or municipality is exempt from liability for any damages arising from the nonperformance of a plan review pursuant to this section. [2003 c.367 §4; 2005 c.758 §21a; 2015 c.576 §15]
Note: 455.628 (Plan review exemption) was added to and made a part of ORS chapter 455 by legislative action but was not added to any smaller series therein. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.
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