2015 ORS 701.620¹
Definitions for ORS 701.620 to 701.640

As used in ORS 701.620 (Definitions for ORS 701.620 to 701.640) to 701.640 (Prohibition against contrary provisions, covenants or clauses):

(1) "Construction contract" means a written or oral construction agreement, including all drawings, specifications and addenda relating to:

(a) Excavating, landscaping, demolishing and detaching existing structures, leveling, filling in and other preparation of land for the making and placement of a building, structure or superstructure;

(b) Creation or making of a building, structure or superstructure; and

(c) Alteration, partial construction and repairs done in and upon a building, structure or superstructure.

(2) "Contractor" has the meaning given that term in ORS 87.005 (Definitions for ORS 87.001 to 87.060 and 87.075 to 87.093).

(3) "Days" means calendar days.

(4) "Material supplier" means any person providing materials or products under a construction contract by oral authorization, written contract, purchase order, price agreement, rental agreement or other contractual means.

(5) "Original contractor" has the meaning given that term in ORS 87.005 (Definitions for ORS 87.001 to 87.060 and 87.075 to 87.093).

(6) "Owner" has the meaning given that term in ORS 701.410 (Definitions).

(7) "Subcontractor" has the meaning given that term in ORS 87.005 (Definitions for ORS 87.001 to 87.060 and 87.075 to 87.093). [2003 c.675 §54; 2011 c.553 §1]

Note: 701.620 (Definitions for ORS 701.620 to 701.640) to 701.645 (Contracts and housing not subject to ORS 701.620 to 701.640) were enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but were not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 701 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

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.