Appeals of the Building Inspector(s):
When there is an appeal of a building inspector(s) interpretation of code during plan review or inspection, the following process is followed:
In an informal appeal of a plans examiner's decision, the plans examiner refers the request and any related information to the Building Official, who, in consultation with plans examiner and other appropriate staff, reviews the request and provides a final determination to the applicant (in writing if requested). When there is an appeal of a field inspector's interpretation of a particular code section, the following process is used:
The field inspector refers the customer and related information to the Building Official.
The Building Official, in consultation with the inspector and other appropriate staff, reviews the request and provides a final decision to the contractor or home owner (in writing if requested).
Appeals of the Building Official:
Relative to the application and interpretation of the specialty codes, appeals may be made to the State’s Chief Inspector of the appropriate Specialty Code as per City Municipal Code § 8.045.
Appeals to Advisory Boards:
Decisions of the State’s Chief Inspector may be appealed to the appropriate State Advisory Board as per ORS § 455.690.