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Do I have to use a licensed contractor for my construction project in Oregon?

In Oregon, contractors who work on construction projects are generally required to be licensed by the Oregon Construction Contractors Board (CCB). This includes contractors who perform work on residential or commercial projects, including new construction, remodeling, repairs, or alterations.

There are some exceptions to this requirement. For example, homeowners may perform their own construction work on their own home without a license, as long as they do not hire others to perform the work. Additionally, certain types of work, such as painting or landscaping, may not require a contractor's license, although there may be other regulations or requirements that apply.

However, for most construction projects in Oregon, it is recommended that you hire a licensed contractor who is registered with the CCB. This helps ensure that the contractor has the necessary training, experience, and insurance to perform the work safely and professionally. Additionally, working with a licensed contractor can provide added protection and recourse in the event that something goes wrong with the project.

It is always a good idea to check with the Oregon CCB to determine whether a contractor must be licensed for your specific project.


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