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About Us

The Building Codes Division (BCD) provides code development, administration,
inspection, plan review, licensing, and permit services to the construction industry.
These are integral to the safe and effective construction of structures in Oregon.
The division was added to the newly formed Department of Consumer & Business
Services in 1993.

1973-2013, Celebrating 40 years: A regulatory success story magazine


The mission of the Building Codes Division is to work with Oregonians to ensure
safe building construction while promoting a positive business climate within the
State of Oregon.


This mission is accomplished by:

  • Adopting and administering uniform statewide building codes.
  • Providing code and rule interpretation.

  • Assisting local government building departments and facilitating dispute resolution.
  • Enforcing license, code, and permit requirements.

  • Certifying inspectors and licensing trade professionals.

  • Facilitating economic development efforts around the state.

  • Conducting inspections where local entities do not.