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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 licenses landscape contracting businesses and individual landscape construction professionals who must demonstrate minimum competency by passing a comprehensive examination. Landscape contracting businesses must post a surety bond, submit evidence of liability insurance and workers’ compensation insurance, if applicable. Each landscape contracting business must either be owned by a licensed landscape construction professional or the business must employ a licensed landscape construction professional to supervise the landscape activities of the business and directly supervise all unlicensed employees of the business.

The board receives and investigates consumer complaints which it settles through dispute resolution processes including mediation and arbitration, answers questions from the public and the industry, and enforces compliance to the laws governing the landscape construction industry.

There are approximately 1,100 licensed landscape contracting businesses and approximately 1,300 licensed individual landscape construction professionals in Oregon. The governor appoints the seven-member board to serve three-year terms. Five members are from the landscape construction industry and two are public members.


Contact Information

Mailing Address: 2111 Front St NE, Suite 2-101, Salem 97301
Telephone: 503-967-6291
Fax: 503-967-6298
General E-mail:
Contact: Shelley Sneed, Administrator
Administrative Rules Coordinator E-mail: Kim Gladwill-Rowley
Records Officer E-mail: 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 - a detailed history of the agency
State Library Publications - a link to the Oregon State Library Catalog