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The Veterans' Building in Salem houses the central offices of the Construction Contractors Board. (Oregon State Archives Photo)

The Veterans' Building in Salem houses the central offices of the Construction Contractors Board. (Oregon State Archives Photo)

Present Duties

The Construction Contractors Board was created in 1971 and was originally called the Builders Board. The agency licenses and regulates construction contractors, and educates contractors and homeowners on best practices for preventing and resolving construction contracting problems.

The board administers the Oregon Construction Contractors Licensing Act that provides for the licensing of all residential and commercial construction contractors and subcontractors, the investigating and mediating of complaints filed against licensees, and the assessing of civil penalties against contractors who are not licensed or who violate laws.

The board tests applicants on the Oregon Contractors Reference Manual which includes information on construction laws and business practices. The board also tests and certifies home inspectors and locksmiths. The agency oversees and monitors the continuing education program and develops residential continuing education courses. The board issues licenses for Lead-Based Paint Activities and CCB Certified Lead-Based Paint Renovation contractors and certifies Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Technology contractors.

The board engages in outreach activities aimed at educating homeowners on steps they can take to have a successful construction project and providing information designed to reinforce the agency’s key consumer protection messages.


Contact Information

Mailing Address: 700 Summer St. NE, Suite 300, PO Box 14140, Salem 97309-5052
Telephone: 503-378-4621
Fax: 503-373-2007
General E-mail:
Contact: Craig P. Smith, Administrator
Administrative Rules Coordinator E-mail: Catherine Dixon
Records Officer E-mail: Linda J. Teet
Staff Directory from
Location Map: by Yahoo! Maps

Legal and Legislative Information

Statutory Authority: ORS 701.205
Budget Analysis (pdf) - by Legislative Fiscal Office
Audit Reports - select agency from menu

Records, Publications and General Information

Agency History (pdf) - a detailed history of the agency
Records Retention Schedule (pdf) - a list of the public records kept at the agency
State Library Publications - a link to the Oregon State Library Catalog