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Step 2: Completing Your Renewal Application

This step provides instructions for completing your renewal application. You will receive a renewal application from CSLB approximately 60 days before your license is due to expire.

Alert symbol IMPORTANT: If you have not received your renewal application from the CSLB within 45 days of the expiration date, you need to order a renewal online or by calling the CSLB at 1-800-321-CSLB (2752).

Completing Your Renewal Application

Be sure to complete your renewal application carefully. Incomplete applications will be returned for corrections and may result in a period of unlicensed time.

  • The certification must be completed, including the current date (month, day, year) and the city, county and state.
  • The renewal application must be signed by specific personnel.
    • If a sole owner license, the Owner must sign.
    • If a partnership license, all General Partners must sign.
    • If a corporate license, an officer listed on the renewal must sign.
    • If a limited liability company license, an officer, member, or manager listed on the renewal must sign.
    • If a joint venture license, the qualifying individuals of each entity.
    • IN ADDITION: All qualifiers (Responsible Managing Employee, Responsible Managing Officer, Responsible Managing Member, Responsible Managing Manager, Qualifying Partner) must sign.
  • If there has been a change in your business name, show the new business name.
    • The new business name cannot indicate that you qualify for a classification other than the one(s) in which you are currently licensed.
    • The new business name cannot indicate a change in entity.
    • The new business name cannot indicate a personnel change.
    • For corporate name changes, the corporate name change must be first registered with the Secretary of State's Office.
  • If there has been a change in your business address, show the new business address. If the business mailing address is a Post Office Box, you must also provide the street address of the business.
  • Provide your current Daytime Business Phone Number.
  • Provide your current Business Fax Number, if applicable.
  • For partnership licenses, provide your Federal Id Number.
  • If going from inactive to active, complete the Applicant's Statement of Financial Condition section.
Additional Requirements

You may be required to file additional documents to renew "active". Requirements are listed on the renewal form under the personnel listing.

  • If your license is currently inactive and you are renewing active, you must comply with all requirements (bond, workers compensation, qualifier, etc.) for active status.
  • If your license is currently suspended and you are renewing active, you can submit the required documents to remove the suspension with the renewal application.
Paying the Renewal Fee

Attach a personal, certified, or cashier's check or money order payable to the Contractors State License Board. Do not send cash. If your license is currently renewed, pay the appropriate timely renewal fee. If your license is currently expired, pay the appropriate delinquent renewal fee.

  • Timely Active Renewal Fee - $400
  • Timely Inactive Renewal Fee - $200
  • Delinquent Active Renewal Fee - $600
  • Delinquent Inactive Renewal Fee - $300
Submitting Your Renewal Application

Mail your completed renewal application and fee to the CSLB's Headquarters Office.

Contractors State License Board
P.O. Box 26000
Sacramento, CA 95826-0026

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