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List of All CSLB Fees

Alert symbolPayments at CSLB's Sacramento office may be made by cash (exact change only), check, money order, or the following credit cards: Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express. The Norwalk, Fresno, and San Diego offices accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express credit cards only - no cash.

The applicable fees are linked to the postmark date or the date hand-delivered to CSLB headquarters in Sacramento (Map), Norwalk (Map), Fresno (Map), or San Diego (Map) for application, licensing, and miscellaneous fees.

Application and Licensing Fees June 30, 2017
or before
July 01, 2017
or after
Original Application (exam or waiver for one classification) $300 $330
Initial License Fee $180 $200
Additional Classification (each) (with waiver or joint venture application for original license) $75 $75
Re-Examination $60 $60
Add New Personnel (for existing corporation or LLC) $0 $100
Add New Limited Partner (for existing partnership) $0 $100
Additional Classification (for existing license) $75 $150
Replacing the Qualifier $75 $150
License Reactivation Application $360 $400
Joint Venture Application total fee for one classification
(Application fee plus initial license fee)
$480 $530
Home Improvement Salesperson Registration Application $75 $83
Asbestos Certification Application $75 $83
Hazardous Substance Removal Certification Application $75 $83
Fingerprinting Fees—Paid to Live Scan Operator
Dept. of Justice Processing Fee
Federal Bureau of Investigation Processing Fee
 
$32
$17
 
$32
$17
Live Scan "Rolling Fees"
Each Live Scan site sets its own fee—CSLB does not set the price. Rolling fees are available on DOJ listing of Live Scan sites
Varies Varies

Please Note:

The required fee amount to renew your license is based upon the license expiration date.

If your license expires after June 30, 2017, you must pay the increased renewal fee amount, even if you make your payment before June 30, 2017.

The correct amount due appears on the renewal notice you received from CSLB.


License and Registration Renewal Fees Licenses that expire
June 30, 2017
or before
Licenses that expire
July 01, 2017
or after
Active Timely Renewal
(Postmarked or received at CSLB [for hand deliveries] on or before the expiration date)
$360 $400
Active Delinquent Renewal
(Postmarked or received at CSLB [for hand deliveries] after the expiration date)
(Renewal fee plus penalty)
$540 $600
Inactive Timely Renewal
(Postmarked or received at CSLB [for hand deliveries] on or before the expiration date)
$180 $200
Inactive Delinquent Renewal
(Postmarked or received at CSLB [for hand deliveries] after the expiration date)
(Renewal fee plus penalty)
$270 $300
Home Improvement Salesperson Timely Renewal $75 $83
Home Improvement Salesperson Delinquent Renewal
(Renewal fee plus penalty)
$100 $124.50

Miscellaneous Fees June 30, 2017
or before
July 01, 2017
or after
Duplicate/Replacement Pocket/Wall Certificates $11 each $12 each
Certified License History for licensed or unlicensed contractor, per name researched $67 $67
Certified License History for registered or unregistered Home Improvement Salesperson, per name researched $67 $67
General Status Letter $8 $8
Bond Status Letter $8 $8
Copies of Public Documents $0.10 per page $0.10 per page
Certified Copies of Public Documents $2 plus $0.10 per page $2 plus $0.10 per page
 
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