ORS 479.620¹
Certain electrical license required
  • electrical installations by unlicensed persons prohibited

Subject to ORS 479.540 (Exemptions), a person may not:

(1) Without an electrical contractor’s license, engage in the business of making electrical installations, advertise as or otherwise purport to be licensed to make electrical installations or purport to be acting as a business that makes electrical installations.

(2) Except as provided in ORS 479.630 (Requirements for obtaining licenses) (10)(c) and (11)(f), direct, supervise or control the making of an electrical installation without a supervising electrician’s license.

(3) Except as provided in subsection (5) of this section, make any electrical installation without a supervising or journeyman electrician’s license.

(4) Perform work on an electrical installation as an apprentice electrician without an electrical apprentice’s license.

(5) Make any electrical installation on a single or multifamily dwelling unit not exceeding three floors above grade, as provided in ORS 479.630 (Requirements for obtaining licenses) (14), without a limited residential electrician’s license.

(6) Permit or suffer any electrical installation on property which the person owns, controls, manages or supervises to be made by a person not licensed to make such an installation. [1959 c.406 §10; 1983 c.733 §2; 1987 c.874 §3; 1995 c.715 §3; 2003 c.675 §67; 2007 c.548 §1]

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Effect on municipal licensing and examina­tion, (1976) Vol 38, p 69

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 479—Protection of Buildings From Fire; Electrical Safety Law, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2007ors479.­pdf (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 479, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­479ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
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