Oregon Contractor License Bond

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What is an Oregon contractor license bond?

All individuals and businesses seeking a residential or commercial contractor license in Oregon must post a contractor license bond. The bond ensures contractors faithfully comply with state and local regulations and complete their work on time. The Oregon Construction Contractors Board (CCB) regulates contractor licensing in the state.

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Contractor License Bond Requirements in OR

Residential Bonds

The required bond amount depends on the specific contractor license endorsement in Oregon. Bond amounts for residential bonds, by contractor endorsement, are as follows:

  • Home inspector services: $10,000
  • Home performance store: $10,000
  • Home services: $10,000
  • Residential developer: $20,000
  • Residential general: $20,000
  • Residential limited: $10,000
  • Residential locksmith services: $10,000
  • Residential specialty: $15,000

Commercial Bonds

License bond amounts are as follows for commercial license endorsement(s):

  • Commercial developer: $20,000
  • Level 1 commercial general: $75,000
  • Level 2 commercial general: $20,000
  • Level 1 commercial specialty: $50,000
  • Level 2 commercial specialty: $20,000

Learn more about how contractor license bonds work in our complete guide.

Frequently Asked Questions

To obtain a contractor license bond, applicants must pay a premium. The bond premium is a small percentage of the total bond amount. In Oregon, this is generally $100-$200. The cost may be higher if you have poor credit. While your personal credit score is the main factor for determining the premium, business financials and industry experience may also come into play.

Oregon defines a “contractor” as an individual or business entity performing or submitting a bid to perform services related to the construction, repair, or alteration of a building or structure. Find the official definition in the Oregon Revised Statue 701.005.

Renew your license through the CCB’s licensing portal every two years. Remember to renew both your contractor’s license and bond before their expiration dates to remain in good standing.

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