Plumbing

ORS 447.040
Plumbing contractor license


(1)

A person may not work as a plumbing contractor, or advertise or purport to be a plumbing contractor, and a member or employee of a firm, partnership or corporation may not engage in the layout or superintending of plumbing installations, without having obtained the plumbing contractor license required under ORS 447.010 (Definitions for ORS 447.010 to 447.156 and 447.992) to 447.156 (Sale of uncertified plumbing products prohibited) as provided by State Plumbing Board rules adopted under ORS 455.117 (Adoption of rules governing licensing, certification or registration).

(2)

A plumbing contractor license does not authorize the contractor to work as a journeyman plumber. [Amended by 1955 c.548 §6; 1973 c.835 §224; 2005 c.758 §11]
Note: Sections 3, 4 and 13, chapter 46, Oregon Laws 2018, provide:
Sec. 3. Section 4 of this 2018 Act is added to and made a part of ORS 447.010 (Definitions for ORS 447.010 to 447.156 and 447.992) to 447.156 (Sale of uncertified plumbing products prohibited). [2018 c.46 §3]
Sec. 4. (1) Notwithstanding any State Plumbing Board rule adopted under ORS 693.135 (Fees), except as provided in subsection (2) of this section, an individual who obtains a construction contractor license under section 2 of this 2018 Act and otherwise qualifies for a plumbing contractor license may obtain a plumbing contractor license without paying a fee for the license.

(2)

This section does not:

(a)

Require issuance of a license to an applicant described under ORS 455.125 (Denial, suspension, conditioning or revocation of license, certificate, registration or other authorization), 455.127 (Disqualification from obtaining license, registration, certificate or certification) or 455.129 (Additional grounds for denial, suspension, conditioning or revocation of license, certificate, registration or application); or

(b)

Apply to the renewal of a license.

(3)

A license issued under this section does not authorize the licensee to offer plumbing contractor services other than through a sole proprietorship owned by the licensee. [2018 c.46 §4]
Sec. 13. (1) Sections 2, 4, 6, 7 and 8 of this 2018 Act are repealed January 2, 2022.

(2)

The repeal of sections 2, 4 and 6 of this 2018 Act by this section does not affect the validity of any construction contractor, plumbing contractor or electrical contractor license issued or renewed prior to January 2, 2022.

(3)

The repeal of section 7 of this 2018 Act by this section does not cancel or alter the terms of any loan made by the Oregon Business Development Department prior to January 2, 2022, or repeal any department rule pertaining to loans made by the department prior to January 2, 2022.

(4)

The repeal of section 8 of this 2018 Act by this section does not cancel or alter the terms of any financial support made available by the Higher Education Coordinating Commission prior to January 2, 2022, or repeal any commission rule pertaining to financial support made available by the commission prior to January 2, 2022. [2018 c.46 §13]
Chapter 447

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Employment of journeyman plumbers to construct drain and sewerage lines, (1976) Vol 37, p 1404; nonprofit community action agency using licensed plumber to make potable water connections in installation of solar energy devices, (1979) Vol 40, p 134


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Jun. 26, 2021