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This building in Salem houses the offices of the Landscape Contractors Board. (Oregon State Archives Photo)

This building in Salem houses the offices of the Landscape Contractors Board. (Oregon State Archives Photo)

Present Duties

Created in 1972, the State Landscape Contractors Board protects the public’s interest relating to landscape construction. The board licenses landscape contracting businesses and landscape construction professionals. Landscape construction professionals must meet experience and/or education requirements and pass a competency exam. Landscape contracting businesses must obtain a surety bond, submit evidence of liability insurance and employ or be owned by a licensed landscape construction professional. The agency is served by four full time employees and a seven-member board appointed by the governor.

Licensed landscape contracting businesses perform a variety of services: planning, preparing property for or installing lawns, shrubs, trees and nursery stock; constructing, repairing or maintaining ornamental water features, drainage systems and irrigation systems; and planning or installing fences, decks, arbors, patios, landscape edging, driveways, walkways and retaining walls.

Consumers can search for licensed landscape contracting businesses on the agency’s website and get business information through the agency. The agency offers a claims process for property owners to access the bond for negligent or improper work or for breach of contract.


Contact Information

Mailing Address: 2111 Front St NE, Suite 2-101, Salem 97301
Telephone: 503-967-6291
Fax: 503-967-6298
General Email:
Contact: Shelley Sneed, Administrator
Administrative Rules Coordinator Email: Kim Gladwill-Rowley
Records Officer Email: Kim Gladwill-Rowley
Staff Directory from
Location Map: by Yahoo! Maps

Legal and Legislative Information

Statutory Authority: ORS Chapter 671.510-671.760
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