Construction Contractors and Contracts

ORS 701.645
Contracts and housing not subject to ORS 701.620 to 701.640

ORS 701.620 (Definitions for ORS 701.620 to 701.640) to 701.640 (Prohibition against contrary provisions, covenants or clauses) do not apply to:


A contract for the construction, alteration, repair, maintenance, moving or demolition of a building that is subject to the Low-Rise Residential Dwelling Code;


A public contract under ORS 279.835 (Definitions for ORS 279.835 to 279.855) to 279.855 (Entities that may obtain goods and services through Oregon Department of Administrative Services) or ORS chapter 279A, 279B or 279C; or


Housing in which all or part of the dwelling units are reserved for rental to persons having an income equal to or less than 80 percent of the median household income for the area as determined by the Housing and Community Services Department. [2003 c.675 §59; 2003 c.794 §331d]
Note: See note under 701.620 (Definitions for ORS 701.620 to 701.640).
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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