Construction Contractors and Contracts

ORS 701.992
Civil penalties and other sanctions

  • enforcement


Except as provided in subsections (4) and (5) of this section, any person who violates any provision of this chapter or any rule adopted by the Construction Contractors Board shall forfeit and pay into the General Fund of the State Treasury a civil penalty in an amount determined by the board of not more than $5,000 for each offense.


Civil penalties under this section shall be imposed as provided in ORS 183.745 (Civil penalty procedures).


The provisions of this section are in addition to and not in lieu of any other penalty or sanction provided by law.


The board shall impose sanctions for violation of ORS 701.098 (Grounds for discipline) (1)(h) on both the person to whom the contract is awarded and the person who awards the contract as follows:


A penalty not less than $500 nor more than $1,000 for the first offense;


A penalty not less than $1,000 nor more than $2,000 for the second offense;


Suspension of the person’s license for six months for a third offense;


Suspension of the person’s license for three years for a fourth offense; and


Revocation of the person’s license for a fifth offense.


The board may impose a civil penalty not to exceed $100 for each violation of ORS 87.007 (Protection from construction liens perfected after sale of residential property completed) (3). [1971 c.740 §21; 1979 c.874 §5; 1981 c.618 §14; 1983 c.616 §16; 1983 c.696 §27; 1991 c.734 §90; 1995 c.216 §4; 1995 c.771 §6; 1999 c.402 §41; 2003 c.14 §441; 2003 c.778 §7; 2005 c.432 §17; 2007 c.836 §38]
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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