2015 ORS 447.060¹
Engaging in certain plumbing work not affected

(1) ORS 447.010 (Definitions for ORS 447.010 to 447.156 and 447.992) to 447.156 (Sale of uncertified plumbing products prohibited) do not apply to a person:

(a) Engaging in plumbing work when not so engaged for hire.

(b) Using the services of regular employees in performing plumbing work for the benefit of property owned, leased or operated by the person. For purposes of this paragraph, regular employee means a person who is subject to the provisions of ORS 316.162 (Definitions for ORS 316.162 to 316.221) to 316.221 (Disposition of withheld amounts) and who has completed a withholding exemptions certificate required by ORS 316.162 (Definitions for ORS 316.162 to 316.221) to 316.221 (Disposition of withheld amounts).

(c) Using the services of an employee or contractor of a utility company, energy service provider or water supplier to install an approved low-flow showerhead or faucet aerator in existing plumbing fixtures. The devices installed under this paragraph are exempt from the certification, permit and inspection requirements of ORS 447.010 (Definitions for ORS 447.010 to 447.156 and 447.992) to 447.156 (Sale of uncertified plumbing products prohibited) and ORS chapter 693.

(2) A landscape contracting business licensed under ORS 671.560 (Issuance of license) is not required to be licensed under ORS 447.010 (Definitions for ORS 447.010 to 447.156 and 447.992) to 447.156 (Sale of uncertified plumbing products prohibited) to install, repair or maintain backflow assemblies for irrigation systems and ornamental water features if the work is performed by an individual who is licensed as required by ORS 671.615 (Installation of backflow assemblies) and is an owner or employee of the landscape contracting business. The repair and maintenance of the backflow assembly must be performed by a tester certified under ORS 448.279 (Certification of inspectors of cross-connections and testers of backflow assemblies). The licensing exemption established under this subsection does not exempt the landscape contracting business from the inspection and permit requirements of ORS 447.010 (Definitions for ORS 447.010 to 447.156 and 447.992) to 447.156 (Sale of uncertified plumbing products prohibited).

(3) This section applies to any person, including but not limited to, individuals, corporations, associations, firms, partnerships, joint stock companies, public and municipal corporations, political subdivisions, this state, the federal government and state or federal agencies. [Amended by 1955 c.548 §7; 1973 c.835 §226; 1981 c.438 §34; 1987 c.561 §3; 1987 c.604 §15; 1993 c.293 §2; 2001 c.181 §1; 2003 c.14 §267; 2005 c.609 §8; 2005 c.758 §12a; 2007 c.541 §3]

Chapter 447

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Employ­ment of journeyman plumbers to construct drain and sewerage lines, (1976) Vol 37, p 1404; nonprofit community ac­tion agency using licensed plumber to make potable wa­ter connec­tions in installa­tion of solar energy devices, (1979) Vol 40, p 134


1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 447—Plumbing; Architectural Barriers, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors447.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2015, Chapter 447, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano447.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
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.