Landscape contracting business license application process and information requirements
(1)Each person applying for a landscape contracting business license must:
(a)Pay to the State Landscape Contractors Board the applicable landscape contracting business license fee established by the board under ORS 671.650 (License fees).
(b)Have a landscape construction professional license or employ at least one person with a landscape construction professional license to supervise the landscaping operation of the business.
(c)Submit the names of all employees who are licensed landscape construction professionals.
(d)File with the board a form of security acceptable under ORS 671.690 (Surety bond, letter of credit or other security).
(e)File with the board a certificate of public liability, personal injury and property damage insurance covering the work of the landscape contracting business that is subject to ORS 671.510 (Short title) to 671.760 (Business income tax) for an amount not less than $500,000.
(f)Indicate, as set forth in ORS 670.600 (Independent contractor defined), the basis under which the applicant qualifies as an independent contractor and the class of independent contractor described in ORS 671.525 (Applicant for landscape contracting business license required to be independent contractor) for which the applicant qualifies.
(2)(a) If an applicant for licensing under this section qualifies to be classified as a nonexempt independent contractor, the applicant shall provide the employer identification number of the applicant and evidence satisfactory to the board that the applicant provides workers’ compensation insurance coverage for all employees of the landscape contracting business.
(b)If an applicant for licensing under this section qualifies to be classified as an exempt independent contractor and has entered into a contract with a worker leasing company or temporary service provider for the supplying of workers to the landscape contracting business, the applicant shall provide evidence satisfactory to the board that the applicant has verified the maintenance of workers’ compensation insurance coverage for all leasing company or service provider employees supplied for use by the business. As used in this paragraph, “worker leasing company” and “temporary service provider” have the meanings given those terms in ORS 656.850 (License).
(3)At the time of application for a license, for renewal of a license in active status or for return of a license to active status, the applicant shall provide evidence satisfactory to the board that the public liability, personal injury and property damage insurance required by this section and any workers’ compensation required of the applicant under ORS 671.527 (Applicant for landscape contracting business license workers’ compensation coverage) or 671.562 (Landscape contracting business workers’ compensation coverage) is in effect. During a license period, the licensee shall provide, to the extent required by the board, satisfactory evidence of continued public liability, personal injury and property damage insurance coverage and, if required under ORS 671.562 (Landscape contracting business workers’ compensation coverage), workers’ compensation insurance coverage. [1983 c.452 §8; 1991 c.533 §1; 2005 c.609 §12; 2007 c.399 §3; 2007 c.541 §17a; 2011 c.283 §4; 2015 c.672 §8]
§§ 671.510 to 671.710
Law Review Citations
16 WLR 511 (1979)