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Beware of License Renewal Fraud

SACRAMENTO -The California Contractors State License Board (CSLB) has learned that some states are experiencing incidents of license renewal fraud. Licensees receive notices in the mail that instruct the contractor to send their renewal fee to a name and address that is different from the regulating government agency. Do not be fooled if you receive this type of notice.

In California, all renewal forms and fees should only be sent to:

Registrar of Contractors
Contractors State License Board
Department of Consumer Affairs
P.O. Box 26999
Sacramento, CA 95826-0999

Licensees can easily determine if they are approaching their renewal date by clicking on the CSLB website’s “Instant License Check” link to see if their license is nearing its expiration date. Every two years, CSLB mails a courtesy reminder notice to active licensees approximately 60 days before their expiration date. The notice includes the renewal application that must be completed, signed, and returned to CSLB with the appropriate fees. Please use the pre-addressed CSLB envelope provided in the notice or write the above address on your envelope when submitting your renewal application and fees. Inactive licenses are renewed every four years.

If you believe you have been a victim of license renewal fraud, please contact CSLB at 1-800-321-2752.


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