Certificates of Occupancy- Residential
(1) Prior to occupancy of a new residential dwelling or townhouse the building official must
issue a certificate of occupancy in the form and format established by the division, unless a
temporary certificate of occupancy is issued by the building official.
(2) This rule applies to a new residential dwelling or townhouse, if the structural permit for
construction of the residential dwelling or to wnhouse was applied for on or after April 1, 2008.
(3)For purposes of this rule, the t erms “residential dwelling” and “townhouse” have the same
meaning as in section R202 of the 2008 Oregon Residential Specialty Code.
(4) Before the certificate of occupancy is issued, the general contractor or owner who was
issued the structural p ermit for construction must provide to the building official the contact
information and relevant license information for the general contractor, as well as any electrical
contractor, H-VAC contractor and plumbing contractor that performed work on the residential
dwelling or townhouse.
(5) A building official may revoke a certificate of occupancy or a temporary certificate of
occupancy when the residential dwelling or townhouse is in violation o f app licab le law that pos es a
threat to health and safety. The revocation must be in writing and state the basis for the revocation
of the certificate of occupancy.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 455.055
Stat. Implemented: ORS 455.055
Hist.: Cert. ef. 4-1-08