Oregon Statutes - Chapter 701 - Construction Contractors and Contracts - Section 701.026 - License requirement; subcontractor licensing; landscaping.

(1) A person or joint venture may not undertake, offer to undertake or submit a bid to do work as a contractor unless that person or joint venture has a current, valid license issued under this chapter by the Construction Contractors Board. A partnership or joint venture is licensed for the purpose of offering to undertake work as a contractor on a structure if any of the partners or joint venturers whose name appears in the business name of the partnership or joint venture is licensed under this chapter.

(2) A contractor may not hire any subcontractor or other contractor to perform work unless the subcontractor or contractor is licensed under this chapter or exempt from licensure under ORS 701.010.

(3) Except as provided in ORS 671.540, a contractor that is not licensed under ORS 671.560 shall hire a person licensed under ORS 671.560 to perform landscaping work. [Formerly 701.055]

Note: The amendments to 701.026 (formerly 701.055) by section 16, chapter 836, Oregon Laws 2007, become operative July 1, 2010. See section 70, chapter 836, Oregon Laws 2007. The text that is operative on and after July 1, 2010, is set forth for the userís convenience.

701.026. (1) A contractor may not hire a contractor to perform work unless the contractor is licensed under this chapter and properly endorsed for the work to be performed or is exempt from licensure under ORS 701.010.

(2) Except as provided in ORS 671.540, a contractor that is not licensed under ORS 671.560 shall hire a person licensed under ORS 671.560 to perform landscaping work.

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