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Chapter 26.02 Definitions

City Code Chapter

26.02.010 General.

  1. For the purpose of this Title, certain terms, phrases, words, and their derivatives shall be construed as specified herein.  Words used in the singular include the plural and the singular.  Words used in the masculine gender include the feminine and the feminine the masculine.  Terms, words, phrases and their derivatives used, but not specifically defined in this Title, or if not herein defined, shall have the meanings commonly accepted in the community.

26.02.020 Approved.

(Amended by Ordinances 176955 and 191736, effective July 1, 2024.)

  1. Approved means electrical installations, equipment, product or materials acceptable under ORS 479 to the City of Portland, Portland Permitting & Development.

26.02.030 Portland Permitting & Development.

(Amended by Ordinances 176955 and 191736, effective July 1, 2024.)

  1. The Bureau shall mean the City of Portland Portland Permitting & Development, hereinafter referred to as “the Bureau,” which may be represented by any duly authorized employee.

26.02.040 Director.

(Amended by Ordinances 176955 and 191736, effective July 1, 2024.)

  1. Director shall mean the Director of the Portland Permitting & Development or a duly authorized representative of the Director.  The Director serves as the Building Official and the authority having jurisdiction for enforcement of this Title.

26.02.050 Electrical Code.

(Amended by Ordinances 179125 and 182370, effective November 26, 2008.)

  1. The Electrical Code shall mean the current State of Oregon Electrical Specialty Code, (including appendices and Electrical Standards) as adopted by the State of Oregon.

26.02.070 Emergency Electrical Work.

  1. Emergency electrical work is an acute, unplanned and immediate need for electrical repair or replacement involving an existing electrical installation or product or both.

26.02.080 Inspector.

  1. Inspector means a person certified by the State of Oregon as competent in electrical code regulation and employed by the Bureau for enforcement of this Title. 

26.02.110 Owner.

  1. The person whose name and address is listed as the owner of the property by the County Tax Assessor on the County Assessment and Taxation records.

26.02.120 Supervising Electrician.

  1. A Supervising Electrician is a person possessing a valid general or limited supervising electrician’s license issued by the State of Oregon.

26.02.130 Unanticipated Electrical Work.

  1. Unanticipated electrical work is electrical work, including a new installation, requested by a customer where the timing of a request for commencement of work does not reasonably allow the contractor time to obtain an electrical permit before starting the work.  Unanticipated electrical work includes, but is not limited to, additional work assigned at the work site as well as preassigned work when the customer requests service at an unplanned date or time.  Unanticipated electrical work does not include electrical work where a permit already exists covering all or part of the work.