All contractors must
include their CCB license number on everything from business cards to site
signs. License numbers are required on all of the following items (if you use
- Business cards
- Written bids
- Building-related contracts
- Business letterhead stationery
- Business signs at construction sites
- Written inspection reports
contractors and others wanting to check the license and claims history of a
contractor can either use the CCB’s website or call CCB staff at 503-378-4621
(8 a.m. to 5 p.m, closed during lunch).
Many homeowners call
the CCB to check on contractors, but they don’t know the owner’s name or the
correct spelling. If CCB staff can’t find your license number because a
potential customer doesn’t give us the right information, you may lose work
because people think you’re unlicensed.
Think of your CCB
license number as a marketing tool and a way for potential customers to confirm
that you are a licensed professional. Potential customers who see your license
number on your business cards, bids, etc. can quickly confirm your license
The number should
include “CCB” and then your license number (for example, CCB #123456). You can
also include the words “Licensed and bonded”. Violating OAR 812-003-0120 by
failing to provide a CCB number can bring a fine of up to $400.
encouraged, license numbers are not required on business vehicles. CCB numbers
are encouraged but are not required on promotional items where it is not
practical to include them such as pens, pencils, bug deflectors, refrigerator
magnets, etc. Numbers are also not required on clothing or uniforms for sports
teams sponsored by construction businesses.
telephone book and newspaper display (space) ads, as well as radio and