Construction Contractors and Contracts

ORS 701.031
Evidence of doing business as contractor


It is prima facie evidence that a person is doing business as a contractor if:


The person for that person’s own use performs, employs others to perform, or for compensation and with the intent to sell the structure arranges to have performed, work described in ORS 701.005 (Definitions) (5); and


Within any 36-month period the person offers for sale two or more newly built structures on which work described in paragraph (a) of this subsection was performed.


Licensure under this chapter is prima facie evidence that the licensee conducts a separate, independent business. [2007 c.114 §3]
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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