Chapter 26.01 Title and Scope


26.01.010 Title.

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


26.01.020 Purpose.

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 Ordinance Nos. 174891, 176956, 177414, 179125, 182370 and 185545, effective August 22, 2012.)  The provisions of the State of Oregon Electrical Specialty Code, 2011 Edition, as published by the National Fire Protection Association and known as the National Electrical Code (NEC) 2011 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.

These codes and standards are on file in theDevelopmentServicesCenterof the City ofPortland.  This Title shall prevail except where specifically prohibited by the Oregon Revised Statutes and the Oregon Administrative Rules.