2015 ORS § 87.036¹
Subcontractors perfection of claim of lien
  • notice
  • fee
  • rules

(1) A subcontractor or a person that provides labor, materials or equipment for a project to renovate, remodel, repair or otherwise alter an existing owner-occupied residence may not perfect a claim of lien against the owners property under ORS 87.035 (Perfecting lien) if the subcontractor or the person provided or contracted to provide services, labor, materials or equipment to a contractor that was unlicensed at the earlier of the following times:

(a) The time the subcontractor or the person first contracted with the contractor for the project; or

(b) The time the person first delivered labor, materials or equipment to the project site.

(2) Subsection (1) of this section does not apply if the services, labor, materials or equipment is purchased with cash or consumer credit.

(3) The Construction Contractors Board may notify a person at the persons request of the status of a contractors license using any means the board uses to notify a contractor of the contractors license status. The board may charge the person a fee in an amount the board specifies by rule for the cost of providing the notice to the person. [2010 c.77 §3]

Note: 87.036 (Subcontractors perfection of claim of lien) was added to and made a part of the Construction Lien Law by legislative action but was not added to any smaller series therein. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.