2007 ORS 701.026¹
License requirement
  • subcontractor licensing
  • landscaping

(1) A person or joint venture may not undertake, offer to undertake or submit a bid to do work as a contractor unless that person or joint venture has a current, valid license issued under this chapter by the Construction Contractors Board. A partnership or joint venture is licensed for the purpose of offering to undertake work as a contractor on a structure if any of the partners or joint venturers whose name appears in the business name of the partnership or joint venture is licensed under this chapter.

(2) A contractor may not hire any subcontractor or other contractor to perform work unless the subcontractor or contractor is licensed under this chapter or exempt from licensure under ORS 701.010 (Exemptions from licensure).

(3) Except as provided in ORS 671.540 (Application of ORS 671.510 to 671.760), a contractor that is not licensed under ORS 671.560 (Issuance of license) shall hire a person licensed under ORS 671.560 (Issuance of license) to perform landscaping work. [Formerly 701.055]

Note: The amendments to 701.026 (License requirement) (formerly 701.055) by section 16, chapter 836, Oregon Laws 2007, become operative July 1, 2010. See section 70, chapter 836, Oregon Laws 2007. The text that is operative on and after July 1, 2010, is set forth for the user’s convenience.

701.026 (License requirement). (1) A contractor may not hire a contractor to perform work unless the contractor is licensed under this chapter and properly endorsed for the work to be performed or is exempt from licensure under ORS 701.010 (Exemptions from licensure).

(2) Except as provided in ORS 671.540 (Application of ORS 671.510 to 671.760), a contractor that is not licensed under ORS 671.560 (Issuance of license) shall hire a person licensed under ORS 671.560 (Issuance of license) to perform landscaping work.

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

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 701—Construction Contractors and Contracts, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­701.­html (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 701, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­701ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
 
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.