Chapter 25.02 Definitions


25.02.010 Administrative Authority.
(Repealed by Ordinance No. 178578, effective September 1, 2004.)

25.02.020 Approved.

(Amended by Ordinance No. 176955, effective October 9, 2002.)  Approved means approved by the City of Portland, Bureau of Development Services, Plumbing Section.


25.02.030 Building.

Building is any structure used or intended for supporting or sheltering any use or occupancy.


25.02.040 Building Wrecker.

Building wrecker means any person, firm, or corporation registered by the State of Oregon, but not listed under this Title as a plumbing contractor, or sewer contractor, but who is deemed capable of sealing sewer openings inside of the property line.


25.02.050 Bureau of Development Services.

(Amended by Ordinance No. 176955, effective October 9, 2002.)  Bureau of Development Services means the Bureau of Development Services of the City of Portland, which may be represented by any employee duly authorized to make inspection of plumbing installations.


25.02.055 Director.
(Added by Ordinance No. 178578, effective September 1, 2004.) Director shall mean the Director of the Bureau of Development Services or a duly authorized representative of the Director.

25.02.060 Journeyman Plumber.

Journeyman plumber means any person who possesses a current State of Oregon plumber’s competency license, and is employed to do plumbing by a State registered plumbing contractor.


25.02.070 Maintenance Person.

Maintenance person means any person who is in the regular employment of a building owner, and who is capable of making limited repairs to the plumbing system, but who shall be limited to repairing valves or faucets, or cleaning of waste lines.


25.02.080 Plumbing Contractor.

Plumbing contractor means any person who engages in the business in the City of furnishing labor and materials or labor only in the placing, installation, or construction of piping systems, fixtures, fittings, or other plumbing devices in any building or elsewhere for the conducting of water or sewage, or storm water, or for making repairs, alterations, or renovating of plumbing, sewage, and drainage systems either by contract, subcontract, day work, or otherwise; but the same does not apply to any person who works at the trade of plumbing as a journeyman plumber if such person is employed by a State registered and bonded plumbing contractor.


25.02.090 Plumbing Inspector.

(Amended by Ordinance Nos. 170576 and 176955, effective October 9, 2002.)  Plumbing Inspector means the Plumbing Inspection Supervisor, or a duly authorized inspector of the Plumbing Division of the Bureau of Development Services charged with the enforcement of this Title.


25.02.095 Rainwater Harvesting System.
(Added by Ordinance No. 178578, effective September 1, 2004.) Rainwater Harvesting System means the cisterns, pipe, fittings, pumps and other appurtenances required for and used to harvest and distribute rainwater.

25.02.100 Sewer Contractor.

Sewer contractor means any person desiring to perform sewer work on private property by contract or subcontract and who is registered and bonded by the State of Oregon.


25.02.110 Structure.

Structure is that which is built or constructed, an edifice or building of any kind, or any piece of work artificially built up or composed of parts joined together in some definite manner.