When advertising in the State of Oregon, contractors often overlook the requirement to include their Construction Contractors Board license number. Any time you advertise, bid or perform construction work in Oregon, your CCB license number must be displayed. This includes everything from contracts to business cards, and radio ads to site signs.
Including your CCB number shows the consumer that you are a legitimate licensed, bonded and insured contractor that is responsible and able to perform construction work in Oregon. By displaying the CCB number, consumers are also able to verify your license status as part of their due diligence when hiring a contractor. Failing to provide a CCB number on all required materials may result in civil penalties.
A CCB license number must be displayed on:
- Radio, TV and web—Company website, and radio, TV and Craigslist ads
- Print advertising—Newspapers, telephone books, direct mailers and event brochures
- Business documents—Written bids, contracts, business letterhead and business cards
- Vehicle signage—If your business name is displayed on your vehicle
- Jobsite signage—A temporary jobsite or yard sign showing the contractor’s name
A CCB number is not required on:
- Small promotional items—Pens, pencils, refrigerator magnets, etc.
- Permanent signs—Signs mounted at your place of business
If you have any questions, refer to the CCB web page on contractor advertising guidelines or call 503.378.4621.