When written contracts are required
- All contracts on a residential structure that exceed $2,000 must be written.
- If the original contract price is less than $2,000 but the price goes up during the project and eventually exceeds $2,000, you must provide the owner a written contract within five days. (ORS 701.305)
- If you do not have a written contract as required, you cannot claim a lien. (ORS 87.037)
Put all contracts in writing
A well-written contract helps avoid homeowner complaints. It protects both you and the consumer by specifying what has been agreed to.
If you work on residential properties, you must include the following in your written contract:
- Your name, address, phone number, and CCB license number (as shown on CCB records)
- The customer’s name and address where the work will be performed
- A description of the work to be performed, the