ORS 671.625¹
Minimum standards for contracts and billings
  • rules
  • compliance
  • effect of noncompliance

(1) The State Landscape Contractors Board shall by rule adopt minimum standards for written contracts and billings of the landscape contracting businesses. The standards shall set forth requirements for information that must be contained in contracts and billings. The information required shall be any information the board determines is necessary to provide protection for consumers of the services and materials provided by landscape contracting businesses.

(2) Work by a landscape contracting business subject to ORS 671.510 (Short title) to 671.760 (Business income tax) for which the business charges $2,000 or more for a landscape job, as defined in board rule, shall only be performed subject to a written contract. Any contract or billing for such work must conform to the standards adopted under subsection (1) of this section.

(3) A contract that does not substantially comply with this section may not be enforced by a landscape contracting business in any court or other proceedings within this state. [1979 c.840 §13; 1983 c.452 §12; 2007 c.541 §32; 2015 c.672 §11]

Notes of Decisions

Legislature intended landscaping business to make contracts in writing and landscaper may not, in absence of written contract, obtain quantum meruit recovery for services. Jehnings v. Allison, 93 Or App 414, 762 P2d 1037 (1988)

Law Review Cita­tions

16 WLR 511 (1979)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 671—Architects; Landscape Professions and Business, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors671.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2019, Chapter 671, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano671.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
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. Currency Information