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Chapter 26.01 Title and Scope

City Code Chapter

26.01.010 Title.

  1. This Title shall be known as Title 26, Electrical Regulations and will be referred to herein as “this Title.”

26.01.020 Purpose.

  1. The purpose of this Title is to provide minimum standards to safeguard life or limb, health, property, and public welfare by regulating and controlling the design, construction, installation, quality of materials, location, operation and maintenance of all electrical systems within the City of Portland’s area of regulatory responsibility.

26.01.030 Code Adoption.

(Amended by Ordinances 174891, 176956, 177414, 179125, 182370, 185545, 186932, 188781190548 and 191582, effective February 9, 2024.) 

  1. The provisions of the State of Oregon Electrical Specialty Code, 2023 Edition, as published by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and known as the NFPA 70, National Electrical Code (NEC) 2023 Edition and amended by the Building Codes Division of the Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services, including the appendices and Electrical Standards adopted by the State of Oregon, are hereby adopted by reference.
  2. These codes and standards are on file in the Development Services Center of the City of Portland.  This Title shall prevail except where specifically prohibited by the Oregon Revised Statutes and the Oregon Administrative Rules.

Upcoming and Recent Changes

Ordinance Number 190548

Effective Date