Or. Admin. R. 808-003-0015 - Application for Landscape Contracting Business and Landscape Construction Professional License; Age Minimum

(1) Application for a landscape contracting business license shall be on forms provided by the agency. Information provided on the form must include, but not be limited to:
(a) Name of business entity, all additional assumed business names under which the landscaping work is conducted and Corporation Division registry numbers (if applicable). The business entity name and all assumed business names listed must be the same as what appears on record with the Corporation Division, if applicable;
(b) Mailing and physical address of the business entity;
(c) Name of all owners and percent of ownership of each owner;
(d) Name and license number of all licensed landscape construction professionals employed by the business as required under ORS 671.565 along with a signed and notarized verification of employment form provided by the agency. A business may meet the requirements of ORS 671.565, not withstanding the conditions of 657.044, if the licensed landscape construction professional is a sole proprietor, a member of an LLC, a general partner in a partnership, or a stockholder of a Sub Chapter S-Corp and is actively involved in the landscape contracting business' operations and is receiving remuneration, whether by salary or other payment, for services provided;
(e) Name and address of owner or managing employee;
(f) Independent contractor certification statement;
(g) A signed statement by the owner of the business, on which the landscape contracting business estimates the total maximum job charges for a single landscape job during the term of the license for the purpose of determining the correct bonding amount for that specific term of the license;
(h) Social security number of the owner of a sole proprietorship or partners in a general partnership (where the partners are human beings). Effective January 1, 2020, in lieu of a social security number, a federal individual taxpayer identification number or other federally-issued identification number;
(i) Complete questions to Licensing and Litigation History and Criminal Background sections;
(j) State Tax Identification number, if applicable;
(k) Federal Employer ID Number (EIN), if applicable;
(l) Workers Compensation Information, if nonexempt; and
(m) Signature of owner, partner, joint venturer, corporate officer, member or trustee, signifying that the information provided in the application is true and correct.
(2) Application for a landscape contracting business license must be accompanied by:
(a) A non-refundable application fee;
(b) A required license fee;
(c) A properly executed surety bond, irrevocable letter of credit or deposit as required under ORS 671.690;
(d) A Certificate of Liability Insurance as required under ORS 671.565 for an amount not less than $100,000 if the application is received prior to January 1, 2106 and not less than $500,000 if the application is received after January 1, 2016 listing the Landscape Contractors Board as the certificate holder;
(e) A Certificate of Completion of Owner/Managing Employee course from an approved course provider and proof of passing the Laws, Rules & Business Practice examination if the managing owner or managing employee does not hold an active landscape construction professional license;
(f) Documentation of any unpaid court judgment, arbitration award or administrative agency final order entered or issued in any state that requires the applicant to pay damages arising out of the performance of, or a contract for, landscaping work issued on or after January 1, 2008, along with the status of any appeal or exceptions. For purposes of this rule and ORS 671.563, "applicant" has the same meaning as owner as defined in OAR 808-002-0734.
(g) Copies of the original and amended articles of incorporation for corporations, organizational filings for limited liability companies, and partnership agreements for partnerships;
(h) A completed, signed and notarized Verification form (provided by the board) for every licensed landscape construction professional who is supervising work for the landscape contracting business as required in OAR 808-003-0018; and
(i) Certificate of Insurance verifying workers' compensation insurance coverage for all employees, if the applicant qualifies as nonexempt.
(3) Application for a landscape construction professional license shall be on forms provided by the agency and shall be accompanied by:
(a) A non-refundable application fee;
(b) Verification of experience and/or transcripts or copies of completion certificates from courses of study;
(c) If applicable, name of employing licensed landscape contracting business or businesses;
(d) Documentation of any unpaid court judgment, arbitration award or administrative agency final order entered or issued in any state that requires the applicant to pay damages arising out of the performance of, or a contract for, landscaping work issued on or after January 1, 2008, along with the status of any appeal or exceptions. For purposes of this rule and ORS 671.563, "applicant" means the person applying for the individual landscape construction professional license;
(e) Complete questions to Licensing and Litigation History and Criminal Background sections;
(f) Social security number of the applicant. Effective January 1, 2020, in lieu of a social security number, a federal individual taxpayer identification number or other federally-issued identification number;
(g) Mailing and physical address of the applicant; and
(h) Signature of applicant.
(4) Application for a probationary landscape construction professional license shall be on forms provided by the agency and shall be accompanied by:
(a) A non-refundable application fee,
(b) If applicable the name of the employing licensed landscape contracting business or businesses.
(c) Documentation of any unpaid court judgment, arbitration award or administrative agency final order entered or issued in any state that requires the applicant to pay damages arising out of the performance of, or a contract for, landscaping work issued on or after January 1, 2008, along with the status of any appeal or exceptions. For purposes of this rule and ORS 671.563, "applicant" means the person applying for the individual probationary landscape construction professional license;
(d) Complete questions to Licensing and Litigation History and Criminal Background sections;
(e) Social security number of the applicant. Effective January 1, 2020, in lieu of a social security number, a federal individual taxpayer identification number or other federally-issued identification number;
(f) Mailing and physical address of the applicant; and
(g) Signature of applicant.
(5) If an applicant as defined in subsections (1), (3) and (4) of this rule has any unpaid damages as stated in subsections (1), (3) and (4) of this rule and there are no appeals or exceptions filed, the applicant must show current payments are being made. If payments are not being made, the Landscape Contractors Board may refuse to issue the license.
(6) Pursuant to ORS 109.510 an applicant for a landscape construction professional or a landscape contracting business license as defined in subsections (1), (3) and (4) of this rule must be at least 18 years of age except as provided in ORS 419B.552(1).

Notes

Or. Admin. R. 808-003-0015
LC 3, f. & ef. 2-7-77; LC 3-1980, f. & ef. 2-5-80; LC 1-1984, f. & ef. 7-17-84; LCB 1-1988, f. 1-26-88, cert. ef. 2-1-88; Renumbered from 808-010-0015; LSCB 2-1997, f. & cert. ef. 11-3-97; LCB 3-1999, f. & cert. ef. 11-17-99; LCB 1-2003, f. 1-31-03, cert. ef. 2-1-03; LCB 1-2004, f. 1-27-04, cert. ef. 2-1-04; LCB 4-2005, f. & cert. ef. 10-5-05; LCB 6-2005, f. 12-30-05, cert. ef. 1-1-06; LCCB 3-2007, f. & cert. ef. 8-1-07; LCB 4-2007, f. 12-19-07, cert. ef. 1-1-08; LCB 9-2007, f. 12-24-07, cert. ef. 1-1-08; LCB 3-2008, f. & cert. ef. 4-11-08; LCB 10-2008, f. & cert. ef. 11-6-08; LCB 10-2011, f. 7-26-11, cert. ef. 8-1-11; LCB 13-2011, f. 12-29-11, cert. ef. 1-1-12; LCB 9-2015, f. 12-22-15, cert. ef. 1/1/2016; LCB 2-2020, amend filed 03/17/2020, effective 3/17/2020; LCB 2-2021, amend filed 07/20/2021, effective 7/20/2021

Statutory/Other Authority: ORS 183.671 & 671.320

Statutes/Other Implemented: ORS 671.560, 671.563, 671.565, 671.570 & 671.571

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