The Bureau of Development Services is announcing that building permit applications reviewed under the 2014 editions of the Oregon Structural Specialty Code (OSSC) or Oregon Residential Specialty Code (ORSC) that have not reached Approved to Issue status by Oct. 1, 2022, will automatically expire on this date.
During the Governor’s declared state of emergency, which began on March 8, 2020, and is anticipated to continue through June 30, 2022, there have been unforeseen economic challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. In response, the Bureau of Development Services has, since March 2020, allowed building permit applications to remain active automatically beyond 180 days.
A new version of the ORSC took effect on Oct. 1, 2021, and it is expected that a new version of the OSSC will take effect on Oct. 1, 2022, at which point permit applications submitted under the 2014 versions of the OSSC or ORSC will become more than two code update cycles out of conformance. Applicants with permit applications submitted under the 2014 OSSC or 2014 ORSC should prepare now and ensure these permit applications are Approved to Issue by the Oct. 1, 2022, deadline. Permit applications that do not meet this deadline will be expired and will need to be resubmitted under the OSSC or ORSC in effect at the time a new application is made.
Building permit applications reviewed under the 2014 OSSC or 2014 ORSC that meet the Approved to Issue milestone described above will have until March 31, 2023, to be Issued. Permit applications that do not meet this deadline will be expired and will need to be resubmitted under the OSSC or ORSC in effect at the time a new application is made.
Permit applications submitted under the 2019 OSSC or 2017 ORSC that are in Under Review or Approved to Issue status will continue to receive extensions in conformance with practices adopted during the state of emergency or until further notice.
For more information
If you have questions about this matter, please call Permitting Services at 503-823-7357.