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State Landscape Contractors Board

The Oregon State Landscape Contractors Board (LCB) was created in 1972 and licenses landscape contracting businesses and landscape construction professionals. The LCB is a semi-independent state agency that protects consumers by regulating landscape construction work. Oregon law requires that all landscape contracting businesses who work on residential and commercial property in Oregon be licensed with the LCB.  

Landscape construction professionals must meet experience and/or education requirements and pass a competency exam. Landscape contracting businesses must obtain a surety bond, submit evidence of liability insurance and workers compensation coverage (if applicable) and employ a licensed landscape construction professional. The LCB receives and investigates consumer complaints, answers consumer and landscape construction professional questions and enforces compliance with the licensing law.  

The governor appoints the seven-member Board to serve three-year terms. Five members represent the landscape industry and two represent the general public. 


The activities of the LCB are funded from licensing related fees paid by landscape construction professionals and landscape contracting businesses. No general fund (tax) dollars are used.

There are approximately 1,400 landscape construction professionals and 1,650 landscape contracting businesses licensed in Oregon. 

The LCB accepts complaints against licensed landscape contracting businesses, usually responding to these complaints with informal on-site investigations/mediation. The LCB offers dispute resolution assistance when a complaint has been received.
The LCB has 5.5 FTE on staff. The LCB currently employees one full-time staff investigator and works with several contract investigators in various areas of the state.