Oregon Statutes - Chapter 446 - Manufactured Dwellings and Structures; Parks; Tourist Facilities; Ownership Records; Dealers and Dealerships - Section 446.253 - Authority of director; authority of local governments.

(1) The authority of the Director of the Department of Consumer and Business Services under ORS 446.250 shall be in addition to the provisions of ORS chapter 455. Where the provisions of ORS 446.252 and this section conflict with the provisions under ORS chapter 455, the provisions of ORS 446.252 and this section shall control.

(2) Except as otherwise provided by this subsection, any municipality that establishes a program under ORS 446.252 and 455.150 and this section to administer and enforce installations of manufactured dwellings and manufactured structure accessory buildings and structures shall assume full responsibility for permit issuance and inspections under that program including related electrical, plumbing, structural and mechanical installations for a manufactured dwelling and manufactured structure accessory buildings and structures as defined in ORS 446.003.

(3) The director may by order relieve a municipality from compliance with the requirements of subsection (2) of this section under the following conditions:

(a) Budget limitations of the municipality;

(b) Inadequate staffing of the municipality;

(c) Inability to contract services with another municipality; or

(d) Where the public is inconvenienced by increased cost, travel distance or time loss.

(4) The Department of Consumer and Business Services, subject to ORS chapter 183, may revoke any authority of a local government to conduct inspections, administration or enforcement of manufactured dwelling installations and manufactured structure accessory building installations and manufactured dwelling alterations under ORS 455.150 if the director determines that the municipality is not effectively carrying out duties assumed by the municipality. [1989 c.1017 §3; 1991 c.226 §17; 1991 c.409 §6; 1993 c.744 §56; 1995 c.251 §7; 1997 c.205 §5]

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