Construction Contractors and Contracts

ORS 701.600
Nonapplicability of ORS 701.560 to 701.595 and 701.605

ORS 701.560 (Definitions for ORS 701.560 to 701.595 and 701.605) to 701.595 (Failure to follow notice of defect procedure) and 701.605 (Recording of written warranty agreement) do not apply:


To personal injury or death claims.


To claims or complaints filed pursuant to ORS 671.695 (Types of claims) or 701.139 (Complaint validity).


To claims against a person registered under ORS 671.010 (Definitions for ORS 671.010 to 671.220) to 671.220 (Civil penalties).


To complaints filed in a small claims department established in a justice court or circuit court as described in ORS 55.011 (Small claims department).


To counterclaims or other responses to a contractor, subcontractor or supplier claim, arbitration demand or complaint that arises out of, or is related to, a contract for the construction, alteration or repair of a residence or a system, component or material incorporated into a residence. [2003 c.660 §9; 2007 c.149 §10; 2007 c.793 §25; 2011 c.268 §3; 2013 c.196 §23]
Note: See note under 701.560 (Definitions for ORS 701.560 to 701.595 and 701.605).
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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