2015 ORS 701.600¹
Nonapplicability of ORS 701.560 to 701.595 and 701.605

ORS 701.560 (Definitions for ORS 701.560 to 701.595 and 701.605) to 701.595 (Failure to follow notice of defect procedure) and 701.605 (Recording of written warranty agreement) do not apply:

(1) To personal injury or death claims.

(2) To claims or complaints filed pursuant to ORS 671.695 (Types of claims) or 701.139 (Board authority over disputes).

(3) To claims against a person registered under ORS 671.010 (Definitions for ORS 671.010 to 671.220) to 671.220 (Civil penalties).

(4) To complaints filed in a small claims department established in a justice court or circuit court as described in ORS 55.011 (Small claims department).

(5) To counterclaims or other responses to a contractor, subcontractor or supplier claim, arbitration demand or complaint that arises out of, or is related to, a contract for the construction, alteration or repair of a residence or a system, component or material incorporated into a residence. [2003 c.660 §9; 2007 c.149 §10; 2007 c.793 §25; 2011 c.268 §3; 2013 c.196 §23]

Note: See note under 701.560 (Definitions for ORS 701.560 to 701.595 and 701.605).

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/­ors701.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2015, Chapter 701, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano701.­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.