Construction Contractors and Contracts

ORS 701.490
Exemptions from certification, licensure and other requirements

ORS 701.480 (Certification) and 701.485 (Standards of practice and professional conduct) do not apply to:


A person offering key duplication services at a fixed location or ancillary to other business activities, if the person does not undertake, offer to undertake or submit a bid to undertake other locksmith services;


An individual performing work within the scope of a license described in ORS 479.905 (Definitions for ORS 479.870 and 479.905 to 479.945) to 479.945 (Restricted energy contractor’s license);


A tow truck operator performing work for a towing business certified under ORS 822.205 (Certificate);


A construction contractor licensed under this chapter or an owner, officer or employee of the licensed construction contractor, when acting within the scope of the contractor’s license, if the contractor, owner, officer or employee does not hold out as a provider of locksmith services;


Work performed by a manufacturer on a manufactured structure, modular building or structure or prefabricated structure that is or was produced by the manufacturer;


A property owner or regular employee of the property owner, when performing work on the property;


A property management company or the regular employee of a property management company, when performing work on the managed property;


A real estate property manager as defined in ORS 696.010 (Definitions), or the employee of a property manager, performing work in the course of managing rental real estate;


A landlord or landlord’s agent, both as defined in ORS 90.100 (Definitions);


A manufacturer of locks; or


A person performing work as the representative of a manufacturer, wholesaler, distributor or retailer of locks. [2009 c.781 §5]
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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