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Building Codes

Washington County, pursuant to ORS Chapter 455 and 478 and the Home Rule Charter regulates nuisances, construction, the abatement of nuisances and administration of standards, including the enforcement of the State of Oregon Building Code.

The Washington County Code applies to construction, alteration, moving, demolition, repair, maintenance and other work associated with any building/structure, except those located in a street, alley or parcel of land open to the outside air leading to a street or open to public use (public way).

State of Oregon Building Codes Division: