2015 ORS 455.715¹
Definitions for ORS 455.715 to 455.740

As used in ORS 455.715 (Definitions for ORS 455.715 to 455.740) to 455.740 (Denial of certificate), unless the context otherwise requires:

(1) "Building official" means a person charged by a municipality with responsibility for administration and enforcement of the state building code in the municipality.

(2) "Business of providing prefabricated structure plan approvals and inspections" means an independent contractor providing prefabricated structure plan approval or inspection services, or both, under the following specialty codes, as provided in ORS 455.020 (Purpose), 455.705 (Prefabricated structures plan approval and inspections) and 455.715 (Definitions for ORS 455.715 to 455.740):

(a) Structural;

(b) Mechanical;

(c) Plumbing;

(d) Electrical; and

(e) Low-rise residential dwelling.

(3) "Inspector" means:

(a) A person, including a plans examiner, acting under the authority and direction of a building official and charged with the responsibility of routine enforcement of one or more specialty codes or parts of specialty codes;

(b) A person, including a plans examiner, who provides enforcement of one or more specialty codes or parts of specialty codes and who is personally in the business of providing prefabricated structure plan approvals or inspections or is employed by such a business;

(c) A specialized building inspector certified under ORS 455.723 (Specialized building inspectors) who is employed by a municipality or by the Department of Consumer and Business Services;

(d) A person employed by a municipality or the department who is certified under ORS 455.732 (Certification of inspectors to perform duties in building code administrative regions) to perform inspections under one or more specialty codes throughout a building code administrative region; or

(e) A person designated by the Director of the Department of Consumer and Business Services to ensure compliance with a specialty code or with any requirement for a license, registration, certification, endorsement or other authorization to perform work related to the administration and enforcement of the state building code. [Formerly 456.805; 1991 c.361 §1; 1995 c.304 §5; 2003 c.675 §37; 2009 c.593 §§5,6; 2013 c.110 §4]


1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 455—Building Code, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors455.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
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.