Building Codes Division
April 1, 2008
Certificate of Occupancy – Residential:
Form and Format Requirements
The purpose of this communication is to provide all jurisdictions with a list of requirements for a
residential certificate of occupancy form, a sample form and OAR 918-480-0140. This form is required
for all new residential structures when the structural permit is applied for on or after April 1, 2008.
The 2007 legislature passed House Bill 2478, authorizing the division to adopt rules establishing
uniform certificate of occupancy requirements. A committee reviewed the proposed rule and a notice of
permanent rulemaking was filed with the secretary of state. The rules will be effective April 1, 2008.
Form and Format Requireme nts:
A local building department may use the sample fo
1. Building permit number
2. Address of the structure
3. Name and address of the owner of t
4. Description of the work
5. Statement that the residence has bee
Residential Specialty Code.
6. Name of the building official
7. Any special conditions of the buildi
8. License and contact information for
is available at the building departme
If you have questions or need further information p
or by phone at 503-373-1354.
rm or create their own by including all items on the
n inspected and to which edition of the Oregon
the contractors listed or a statement this information
1. Copy of the proposed OAR 918-480-0140;
2. Sample Form;
3. Minimum form standards.
The sample form can also be downloaded at http://www.bcd.oregon.gov/programs/residential.html