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Landscape Contractor Licenses in the State of Oregon

Oregon Landscaping contractor licenses are regulated through Oregon's Landscape Contractors Board (LCB) . They have two types of main landscaping licenses that allow an individual to perform landscape work. They are the Individual Landscape Construction Professional License and the Business Landscape Contracting Business License . A Landscape Construction Professional is a person authorized to contract for landscape work. A Business Professional is a person who passes a contractor examination and supervises all unlicensed employees of a contracting company.

There are six landscape licenses that you can obtain:
All Phase Landscape
Irrigation & Backflow
Landscape Modified
Standard Landscape

Each landscape contractor license has a specific scope of work that can be performed depending on the license chosen.

What can I do with my Oregon Landscape Construction Business License?
Scope of WorkPlanting LicenseStandard LicenseIrrigation & BackflowModified LicenseArborist (Eff. 1/1/21)All Phase License
Plan & install: lawns, shrubs, vines, trees, or nursery stock - Trees ONLY
Install & repair artificial turf - -
Prepare property for planting and artificial turf - Trees ONLY
Plan or install: Fences, decks, arbors, patios, landscape edging, driveways, walkways - - Decks ONLY when a permit is NOT required -
Plan or install retaining walls - - - -
Install low voltage lighting - After 12 months -
Construct or repair: Water features - - - -
Construct or repair: Drainage systems ONLY in conjunction with planting - - -
Construct or repair: Irrigation systems - - - -
Install backflow devices - - - -
Maintain irrigation systems with compressed air - - - -
Remove trees, grind stumps, guy limbs
Official Table for Oregon Landscape Construction Business License

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