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Filing a Lead Referral Form

The Lead Referral form is for filing a complaint against an unlicensed contractor who is ACTIVELY working on a construction project. Complaints against unlicensed contractors may be filed with the Contractors State License Board by other public agencies, other contractors, subcontractors, homeowners, and employees. Complaints within the Board's jurisdiction involve licensed and unlicensed contractors.

It is illegal for an unlicensed person to perform contracting work on any project for which the contract price is $500 or more in combined labor and material costs.

In general, the Board has jurisdiction over licensed and unlicensed contractor complaints for up to four (4) years from the time of the alleged damage occured.

The Lead Referral form should be complete and provide detailed information regarding the unlicensed activity. Please indicate if there are employees on the project. The more information and evidence (including photos), the better.

After completing the form, fax or mail it to the appropriate SWIFT office, based on the county where the alleged unlicensed activity is taking place.

Northern SWIFT Central SWIFT Southern SWIFT
Alameda County Plumas County Fresno County Imperial County
Alpine County Sacramento County Inyo County Los Angeles County
Amador County San Francisco County Kern County Orange County
Butte County San Joaquin County Kings County Riverside County
Calaveras County San Mateo County Madera County San Bernardino County
Colusa County Santa Clara County Mariposa County San Diego County
Contra Costa County Shasta County Merced County Ventura County
Del Norte County Sierra County Mono County  
El Dorado County Siskiyou County Monterey County  
Glenn County Solano County San Benito County  
Humboldt County Sonoma County San Luis Obispo County  
Lake County Stanislaus County Santa Barbara County  
Lassen County Sutter County Santa Cruz County  
Marin County Tehama County Tuolumne County  
Mendocino County Trinity County Tulare County  
Modoc County Yolo County    
Napa County Yuba County    
Nevada County    
Placer County      

Northern SWIFT
9821 Business Park Drive
Sacramento, CA 95827 Office numbers (916) 255-2924 / Fax (916) 369-7265
Email Northern Swift

Central SWIFT
1277 E. Alluvial Avenue, Suite 106
Fresno, CA 93720
Office numbers (559) 490-0580 / Fax (559) 447-1492
Email Central SWIFT

Southern SWIFT
12501 East Imperial Highway, Suite 610
Norwalk, CA 90650
Office numbers (562) 345-7600 / Fax (562) 466-6065
Email Southern SWIFT

Please Note: Complaints regarding COMPLETED construction projects should not be reported on a Lead Referral form. Use the Complaint form.

Complaints are processed according to the date of receipt, priority, and staff availability if the job site is located in a remote area. The complaint will be assigned to an Enforcement division representative, who will follow up on the information provided.

Lead Referral form (PDF)

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