The 2009 Oregon Legislature signed a bill into law that requires the removal of uncertified woodstoves and woodstove inserts when they are installed in a house that is sold in Oregon. The goal of this legislation is to protect Oregonians from excessive pollution that results from the use of older wood burning stoves.
The change in law affects any house sold after August 1st 2010. There are certain steps the seller of any house containing one of these older stoves must take prior the transaction closing.
Check out the links below for more information including a list of brands and model numbers of stoves that meet the new requirement and don’t need to be removed.
Main Explanation of Oregon’s Woodstove Law
Information on Buying/Selling Woodstoves