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Chapter 24.20 Special Inspections

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(Chapter replaced by Ordinance No. 187432, effective December 4, 2015.)


24.20.010 General.

A.  In addition to the inspections required under Section 110 of the Oregon Structural Specialty Code, the owner or the owner’s agent shall employ a Special Inspector during construction of the types of work specified in Chapter 17 of the Oregon Structural Specialty Code or for cases specifically required by the Director.


B.  The Director shall have the authority to adopt and enforce written rules concerning the conduct and administration of special inspections in the City of Portland.

24.20.020 Selection of the Special Inspectors and/or Agencies.

With the approval of the Director, Special Inspectors and approved inspection and/or testing agencies shall be chosen and paid by the owner, and will report to the licensed architect or engineer whose signature and seal appear on the design drawings and to the Bureau of Development Services.  No changes of Special Inspectors or inspection/testing agency approved by the Director shall be made without obtaining approval of the responsible architect/engineer and the Director.


24.20.030 General Duties of the Special Inspector.

A.  The Special Inspector shall observe the work assigned for conformance with the approved construction documents.


B.  The Special Inspector shall keep records of inspections and shall furnish inspection reports to the Director, the Registered Design Professional, as that term is defined in Chapter 2 of the Oregon Structural Code.  All discrepancies shall be brought to the immediate attention of the contractor for correction, then, if uncorrected, to the Director.


C.  The Special Inspector/Inspection Agency shall submit a final signed summary report stating whether the work requiring special inspection was, to the best of his/her knowledge, in conformance with the approved plans and specifications and the applicable workmanship provisions in the State Building Code.

Title 24 Building Regulat
Chapter 24.10 Administration and Enforcement
Chapter 24.15 Definitions
Chapter 24.20 Special Inspections
Chapter 24.25 Movings of Buildings
Chapter 24.30 Home Occupations
Chapter 24.35 Historical Buildings
Chapter 24.40 Use of and Projections Over Public Streets and Property
Chapter 24.45 Parking and Driveway Surfaces
Chapter 24.50 Flood Hazard Areas
Chapter 24.51 Wildfire Hazard Zones
Chapter 24.55 Building Demolition
Chapter 24.60 Fences
Chapter 24.65 Sidewalk Vault Openings
Chapter 24.70 Clearing and Grading
Chapter 24.75 Uniform Building Address System
Chapter 24.80 (Repealed)
Chapter 24.85 Seismic Design Requirements for Existing Buildings
Chapter 24.90 Manufactured Dwelling Installation and Accessory Structures, Manufactured Dwelling Parks, Recreation Parks, Recreational Park Trailer Installation and Accessory Structures
Chapter 24.95 (Repealed)