Construction Contractors and Contracts

ORS 701.026
Subcontractor licensing

  • landscaping


A contractor may not hire a contractor to perform work unless the contractor is licensed under this chapter and properly endorsed for the work to be performed or is exempt from licensure under ORS 701.010 (Exemptions from licensure).


Except as provided in ORS 671.540 (Application of ORS 671.510 to 671.760), a contractor that is not licensed under ORS 671.560 (Issuance of license) shall hire a person licensed under ORS 671.560 (Issuance of license) to perform landscaping work. [Formerly 701.055]
Chapter 701

Notes of Decisions

This is a remedial statute made for the protection of the building business and of people dealing with builders who might be irresponsible; it should be read as a whole and liberally construed to accomplish its purpose. Robinson v. Builders Bd., 20 Or App 340, 531 P2d 752 (1975)

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Lack of authority for director to appoint executive secretary for board, (1971) Vol 35, p 930; inapplicability of this chapter to business of construction or installation of fences, sidewalks, septic tanks, wells and underground sprinkling systems, (1972) Vol 35, p 1278; mobile home as personal or real property under this chapter, (1972) Vol 36, p 41; application of Homebuilders Law to mobile homes, (1978) Vol 38, p 693


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