Oregon
Rule Rule 812-005-0800
Schedule of Penalties


The agency may assess penalties, not to exceed the amounts shown in the following guidelines:
(1) $600 for advertising or submitting a bid to do work as a contractor in violation of ORS 701.021 (License requirement) and OAR 812-003-0120 (License Required to Advertise), which may be reduced if the respondent becomes licensed or if the advertisement or bid is withdrawn immediately upon notification from the agency that a violation has occurred and no work was accepted as a result of the advertisement or bid; and
(2) $700 per offense without possibility of reduction for advertising or submitting a bid to do work as a contractor in violation of ORS 701.021 (License requirement) and OAR 812-003-0120 (License Required to Advertise), when one or more previous violations have occurred, or when an inactive, lapsed, invalid, or misleading license number has been used; and
(3) $1,000 per offense for performing work as a contractor in violation of ORS 701.021 (License requirement) when the Board has no evidence that the person has worked previously without having a license and no consumer has suffered damages from the work, which may be reduced if the respondent becomes licensed within a specified time; and
(4)(a) $5,000 per offense for performing work as a contractor in violation of ORS 701.021 (License requirement), when an owner has filed a complaint for damages caused by performance of that work, which may be reduced if the contractor becomes licensed within a specified time and settles or makes reasonable attempts to settle with the owner.
(b) A “complaint for damages” as used in section (4) of this rule includes, but is not limited to:
(A) A Construction Contractors Board Dispute Resolution Services (DRS) complaint; or
(B) A letter to Construction Contractors Board indicating that a citizen has been damaged by the contractor; and
(5) $5,000 per offense for performing work as a contractor in violation of ORS 701.021 (License requirement), when one or more violations have occurred, or when an inactive, lapsed, invalid, or misleading license number has been used; and
(6) $500 per offense for failure to respond to the agency’s request for the list of subcontractors required in ORS 701.345 (Subcontractor list); and
(7) $1,000 per offense for hiring a unlicensed subcontractor; and
(8) For failing to provide an “Information Notice to Owners about Construction Liens” as provided in ORS 87.093 (Information Notice to Owner), when no lien has been filed, $200 for the first offense, $400 for the second offense, $600 for the third offense, $1,000 for each subsequent offense. Any time a lien has been filed upon the improvement, $1,000.
(9) Failure to include license number in advertising or on contracts, in violation of OAR 812-003-0120 (License Required to Advertise): First offense $100, second offense $200, subsequent offenses $400.
(10) Failure to list with the Construction Contractors Board a business name under which business as a contractor is conducted in violation of OAR 812-003-0260 (Application for New License) or 812-003-0280 (Renewal and Reissue of License): First offense $50, second offense $100, subsequent offenses $200.
(11) Failure to notify the Construction Contractors Board of a new or additional business name or personal surname (for sole proprietors) under which business as a contractor is conducted, in violation of OAR 812-003-0320 (Record Changes): First offense $50, second offense $100, subsequent offenses $200.
(12) Failing to use a written contract as required by ORS 701.305 (Requirement for written contract with residential property owner): $500 for the first offense; $1,000 for the second offense; and $5,000 for subsequent offenses.
(13) Violation of OAR 812-012-0130 (Delivery and Proof of Delivery of Consumer Notice)(1), failure to provide a Consumer Notification form; $100 first offense; $500 second offense; $1,000 third offense; and $5,000 for subsequent offenses. Civil penalties shall not be reduced unless the agency determines from clear and convincing evidence that compelling circumstances require a suspension of a portion of the penalty in the interest of justice. In no event shall a civil penalty for this offense be reduced below $100.
(14) Failure to conform to information provided on the application in violation of ORS 701.046 (License application)(5), issuance of a $5,000 civil penalty, and suspension of the license until the contractor provides the agency with proof of conformance with the application and the terms of the application.
(a) If the violator is a limited contractor or residential limited contractor working in violation of the conditions established pursuant to OAR 812-003-0130 or 812-003-0131 (License Endorsements), the licensee shall be permanently barred from licensure in the limited contractor category or residential limited contractor endorsement.
(b) If the violator is a licensed developer, residential developer or commercial developer working in violation of the conditions established pursuant to ORS 701.005 (Definitions)(3), (6) or (14) or 701.042 (Residential or commercial developers), the licensee shall be permanently barred from licensure in the licensed developer category or residential developer or commercial developer endorsement.
(15) Knowingly assisting an unlicensed contractor to act in violation of ORS chapter 701, $1,000.
(16) Failure to comply with any part of ORS chapters 316, 656, or 657 or with ORS 701.035 (Applicant required to be independent contractor to be eligible for license), 701.046 (License application) or 701.091 (Responsible managing individual), $1,000 and suspension of the license until the contractor provides the agency with proof of compliance with the statute.
(17) Violating an order to stop work as authorized by ORS 701.225 (Investigatory powers of board)(6), $1,000 per day.
(18) Working without a construction permit in violation of ORS 701.098 (Grounds for discipline), $1,000 for the first offense; $2,000 and suspension of CCB license for three (3) months for the second offense; $5,000 and permanent revocation of CCB license for the third and subsequent offenses.
(19) Failure to comply with an investigatory order issued by the Board, $500 and suspension of the license until the contractor complies with the order.
(20) Violation of ORS 701.098 (Grounds for discipline)(1)(L) by engaging in conduct as a contractor that is dishonest or fraudulent and injurious to the welfare of the public: first offense, $1,000, suspension of the license or both; second and subsequent offenses, $5,000, per violation, revocation or suspension of the license until the fraudulent conduct is mitigated in a manner satisfactory to the agency or both.
(21) Engaging in conduct as a contractor that is dishonest or fraudulent and injurious to the welfare of the public by:
(a) Not paying prevailing wage on a public works job; or
(b) Violating the federal Davis-Bacon Act; or
(c) Failing to pay minimum wages or overtime wages as required under state and federal law; or
(d) Failing to comply with the payroll certification requirements of ORS 279C.845 (Certified statements regarding payment of prevailing rates of wage); or
(e) Failing to comply with the posting requirements of ORS 279C.840 (Payment of prevailing rate of wage): $1,000 and suspension of the license until the money required as wages for employees is paid in full and the contractor is in compliance with the appropriate state and federal laws.
(22) Violation of ORS 701.098 (Grounds for discipline)(1)(L) by engaging in conduct as a contractor that is dishonest or fraudulent and injurious to the welfare of the public, as described in sections (20) or (21), where more than two violations have occurred: $5,000 and revocation of the license.
(23) When, as set forth in ORS 701.098 (Grounds for discipline)(1)(h), the number of licensed contractors working together on the same task on the same job site, where one of the contractors is licensed exempt under ORS 701.035 (Applicant required to be independent contractor to be eligible for license)(2)(b), exceeded two sole proprietors, one partnership, or one limited liability company, penalties shall be imposed on each of the persons to whom the contract is awarded and each of the persons who award the contract, as follows: $1,000 for the first offense, $2,000 for the second offense, six month suspension of the license for the third offense, and three-year revocation of license for a fourth offense.
(24) Performing home inspections without being an Oregon certified home inspector in violation of OAR 812-008-0030 (Certification and License Required)(1): $5,000.
(25) Using the title Oregon certified home inspector in advertising, bidding or otherwise holding out as a home inspector in violation of OAR 812-008-0030 (Certification and License Required)(3): $5,000.
(26) Failure to conform to the Standards of Practice in violation of OAR 812-008-0202 (Contracts and Reports) through 812-008-0214 (Built-in Kitchen Appliances): $750 per offense.
(27) Failure to conform to the Standards of Behavior in OAR 812-008-0201 (Standards of Behavior)(2)-(4): $750 per offense.
(28) Offering to undertake, bidding to undertake or undertaking repairs on a structure inspected by an owner or employee of the business entity within 12 months following the inspection in violation of ORS 701.355: $5,000 per offense.
(29) Failure to include certification number in all written reports, bids, contracts, and an individual’s business cards in violation of OAR 812-008-0202 (Contracts and Reports)(4): $400 per offense.
(30) Violation of work practice standards for lead-based paint (LBP) activity pursuant to 40 CFR 745.227 first offense, $1,000; second offense, $3,000; and third offense, $5,000 plus suspension of license for up to one year. The civil penalty is payable to the Construction Contractors Board LBP Activities Fund as provided in ORS 701.995 (Civil penalties for violations related to lead-based paint activities) and OAR 812-007-0025 (Construction Contractors Board Lead-Based Paint Activities Fund).
(31) Violation of work practice standards for LBP renovation pursuant to 40 CFR 745.85 or violation of recordkeeping and reporting requirements pursuant to 40 CFR 745.86: first offense, $1,000; second offense, $3,000; and third offense, $5,000 and suspension of the certified LBP renovation contractor license for up to one year. The civil penalty is payable to the Construction Contractors Board LBP Activities Fund as provided in ORS 701.995 (Civil penalties for violations related to lead-based paint activities) and OAR 812-007-0025 (Construction Contractors Board Lead-Based Paint Activities Fund).
(32) Violation of OAR 812-007-0100 (Licenses Required for Lead-Based Paint Activities — Individuals), 812-007-0200 (Licenses Required for Lead-Based Paint Activities — Contractors) or 812-007-0300 (License Required for Lead-Based Paint Renovation): first offense, $1,000; second offense, $3,000; and third offense, $5,000. The civil penalty is payable to the Construction Contractors Board Lead-Based Paint (LBP) Activities Fund as provided in ORS 701.995 (Civil penalties for violations related to lead-based paint activities) and OAR 812-007-0025 (Construction Contractors Board Lead-Based Paint Activities Fund).
(33) Violation of ORS 279C.590 (Complaint process for substitutions of subcontractors):
(a) Imposition of a civil penalty on the contractor of up to ten percent of the amount of the subcontract bid submitted by the complaining subcontractor to the contractor or $15,000, whichever is less; and
(b) Imposition of a civil penalty on the contractor of up to $1,000; and
(c) Placement of the contractor on a list of contractors not eligible to bid on public contracts established to ORS 701.227 (Disqualification from eligibility for certain public contracts)(4), for a period of up to six months for a second offense if the offense occurs within three years of the first offense.
(d) Placement of the contractor on a list of contractors not eligible to bid on public contracts established to ORS 701.227 (Disqualification from eligibility for certain public contracts)(4), for a period of up to one year for a third or subsequent offense if the offense occurs within three years of the first offense.
(34) Violation of ORS 701.315 (Contents of contract for work on residential structure), inclusion of provisions in a contract that preclude a homeowner from filing a breach of contract complaint with the Board: $1,000 for the first offense, $2,000 for the second offense, and $5,000 for the third and subsequent offenses.
(35) Violation of ORS 701.345 (Subcontractor list), failure to maintain the list of subcontractors: $1,000 for the first offense; $2,000 for the second offense, and $5,000 for the third and subsequent offenses.
(36) Violation of 701.098 (Grounds for discipline)(1)(f), knowingly providing false information to the Board: $1,000 and suspension of the license for up to three months for the first offense; $2,000 and suspension of the license for up to one year for the second offense; and $5,000 and permanent revocation of license for the third offense.
(37) Failing to provide a written contract with the contractual terms provided by ORS 701.305 (Requirement for written contract with residential property owner) or OAR 812-012-0110 (Terms of Written Contract): $200 for the first offense; $500 for the second offense; and $1,000 for subsequent offenses.
(38) Working while the license is suspended if the licensee was required to provide an increased bond under ORS 701.068 (Bonding requirements)(5), 701.068 (Bonding requirements)(6), or OAR 812-003-0175 (Increased Bond, Letter of Credit or Cash Deposit Requirement, Past Unresolved Activity): revocation.
(39) Working while the license is suspended for any violation of ORS 701.098 (Grounds for discipline)(4)(a)(A) or ORS 701.098 (Grounds for discipline)(4)(a)(B): $5,000 for first offense, and revocation for second or subsequent offense.
(40) Working while the license is suspended for any reason except as otherwise provided for by this rule: revocation.
(41) Failure to comply with ORS 701.106 (Sanction for violation or failure to comply with certain laws)(1)(a); $1,000 for the first offense, $5,000 for the second offense; $5,000 and permanent revocation of CCB license for the third offense.
(42) Failure to deliver as required by ORS 701.109 (Reporting of final judgments)(2) a copy of a final judgment; $200 first offense, $400 second offense; $600 for the third offense; $1,000 for each subsequent offense.
(43) Failure to maintain insurance as required under ORS 701.073 (Insurance required of licensed contractors) or to provide proof of insurance as required under OAR 812-003-0200 (Insurance Generally), where there is no claim of loss submitted to the insurance company: first offense, $500; second offense, $1,000; third and subsequent offenses, $5,000.
(44) Failure to maintain insurance as required under ORS 701.073 (Insurance required of licensed contractors) or to provide proof of insurance as required under OAR 812-003-0200 (Insurance Generally), where there is a claim of loss submitted to the insurance company: first offense, $2,000; second and subsequent offenses, $5,000.
(45) Undertaking, offering to undertake, or submitting a bid to work as a locksmith when an individual is not certified as a locksmith or otherwise exempt under ORS 701.490 (Exemptions from certification, licensure and other requirements):  first offense, $1,000; second offense, $3,000; third offense, $5,000.
(46) Undertaking, offering to undertake, or submitting a bid to provide locksmith services when a business is not a licensed construction contractor or otherwise exempt under ORS 701.490 (Exemptions from certification, licensure and other requirements):  first offense, $1,000; second offense, $3,000; third offense, $5,000.
(47) Using the title of locksmith, locksmith professional, commercial locksmith, lock installer or any title using a form of the word “locksmith” that indicates or tends to indicate that the individual is a locksmith, unless an individual is certified as a locksmith or otherwise exempt under ORS 701.490 (Exemptions from certification, licensure and other requirements):  first offense, $1,000; second offense, $3,000; third offense, $5,000.
(48) Using the title of locksmith, locksmith professional, commercial locksmith, lock installer or any title using a form of the word “locksmith” that indicates or tends to indicate that the business providing locksmith services, unless a business: (a) is a licensed construction contractor, and (b) is owned by or employs a certified locksmith or is otherwise exempt under ORS 701.490 (Exemptions from certification, licensure and other requirements):  first offense, $1,000; second offense, $3,000; third offense, $5,000.
(49) Violating any applicable provision of the rules in division 30, including violating any standard of professional conduct other than OAR 812-030-0300 (Standards of Professional Conduct)(4):  first offense, $1,000; second offense, $3,000; third offense, $5,000 and revocation of the certificate.
(50) Violating OAR 812-030-0300 (Standards of Professional Conduct)(4):  first offense, $200; second offense, $500; third offense, $1,000.
(51) Working without a responsible managing individual or a temporary responsible managing individual, for whom the contractor has notified the board, first offense, $1,000; second offense, $2,000 and suspension of CCB license for three (3) months; third offense, $5,000 and permanent revocation of CCB license.
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