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Building Codes Division - DCBS > Web site

The Building Codes Division office in West Salem. (Oregon State Archives Photo)

The Building Codes Division office in West Salem. (Oregon State Archives Photo)

Present Duties

The Building Codes Division adopts and enforces a uniform statewide building code relating to construction, reconstruction, alteration and repair of structures, and installation of mechanical, plumbing and electrical devices and equipment. The division certifies inspectors and licenses trade professionals; provides code and rule interpretation and dispute resolution; enforces license, code and permit requirements; and conducts inspections where local entities do not.


Agency Subdivisions

Information about this agency's divisions, offices, programs, etc.


Contact Information

Mailing Address: PO Box 14470, Salem 97309-0404
Telephone: 503-378-4133
Fax: 503-378-2322
General E-mail:
Contact: Mark Long, Administrator
Administrative Rules Coordinator E-mail: Holly A. Tucker
Records Officer E-mail: Sarah Roth
Staff Directory from

Legal and Legislative Information

Statutory Authority: ORS Chapters 446, 447, 455, 460, 479, 480, 693
Budget Analysis (pdf) - by Legislative Fiscal Office
Audit Reports - select agency from menu

Records, Publications and General Information

Agency History (pdf) - a detailed history of the agency (part of DCBS)
Records Retention Schedule (pdf) - a list of the public records kept at the agency (part of DCBS)
State Archives Holdings - a select list of the agency's records available for research at the State Archives
State Library Publications - a link to the Oregon State Library Catalog