The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has introduced a statewide woodstove program aimed at promoting the adoption of cleaner-burning woodstoves and assisting homeowners in using woodstoves more efficiently while reducing pollution.
According to Oregon law, it is prohibited for any individual to sell, offer for sale, or advertise the sale of a used, non-certified woodstove. Non-certified woodstoves, which may include fireplace inserts, are typically older models, mostly manufactured prior to 1985, lacking certification from either the DEQ or the federal Environmental Protection Agency to meet stricter emissions standards for cleaner burning.
Specific communities within Oregon may have additional regulations pertaining to the sale and use of woodstoves and fireplaces. County websites can be accessed for more information, and city-specific regulations can be found through corresponding links.
Are there any contract addenda to use when selling a property with a wood stove?
Yes, the Oregon Association of Realtors has a "Wood Stove Addendum" which should be used. We will provide you a free .pdf copy of any Oregon Association of Realtors disclosure upon submitting a flat fee MLS listing through our website. We charge a one-time fee of $95 to list your home on the MLS.