- A contractor's bond or cash deposit in the amount of $25,000 must be submitted with this application showing the exact business name given in Section 1 of this application. The original bond is required - copies are not acceptable.
- A Certificate of Workers' Compensation Insurance, Certificate of Self-Insurance, or Exemption from Workers' Compensation must be submitted with this application, showing the exact business name appearing in Section 1 of this application.
- The joint venture license will expire two (2) years from the last day of the month in which the license was issued. Each entity license comprising the joint venture must be current, active, and in good standing before the joint venture license can be renewed.
- The joint venture license will be automatically suspended during any period in which any entity comprising the joint venture does not hold a current and active license in good standing.
Resources on the Licensing Process
CSLB has a variety of publications available to help you become a licensed contractor and to maintain your license. You can order free publications from or view documents on CSLB's website (www.cslb.ca.gov), by writing to CSLB at the address listed below, or by calling the 24-hour automated phone system at (800) 321-CSLB (2752). Please visit CSLB's website or call the toll-free phone number to find out how to order the current edition of the California Contractors License Law & Reference Book or other publications.
Application Processing - Follow Your Application Status Online
When CSLB receives your application, an acknowledgement letter will be sent to you that explains how to check the status of your application online at www.cslb.ca.gov or by calling (800) 321-CSLB (2752) using the Application Fee Number and Personal Identification Number (PIN) provided in the acknowledgement letter. Please include your Application Fee Number in any correspondence. All correspondence should be sent to:
Contractors State License Board
9821 Business Park Drive
Sacramento, CA 95827-1703
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 26000, Sacramento, CA 95826-0026
Construction Management Education Account
A grant program was established in 1991 to provide funds for qualified public post-secondary schools that teach construction management. Applicants may voluntarily contribute to the account when paying the application fee or the license renewal fee. If you would like to make a voluntary contribution, please mark the box on the top portion of Page 1 of the application, write in the dollar amount in the space provided, and include that dollar amount in the total amount paid with your application, or submit a separate check or money order made payable to CSLB/Construction Management Education Account. (See BPC sections 7139.2 and 7139.4.)
Collection of Social Security Numbers and Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers
All information requested on the application is mandatory, including disclosure of U.S. Social Security numbers (SSN) and individual taxpayer identification numbers (ITIN). Collection of the SSN and ITIN is authorized by BPC sections 30, 31, and 7145.5. SSNs and ITINs are used exclusively for the purpose of tax enforcement, compliance with any judgment or order for family support in accordance with Family Code section 17520, measurement of employment outcomes of students who participate in career technical education programs offered by the California Community Colleges as required by BPC section 30, and investigation of tax evasion and violations of cash-pay reporting laws as set forth in Section 329 of the Unemployment Insurance Code. If you fail to disclose your SSN or ITIN, your application will not be processed and you will be reported to the Franchise Tax Board; they may assess a $100 penalty against you.
Collection of Personal Information
CSLB collects the personal information requested on the following form as authorized by BPC sections 30, 31, 114.5, 115.5, 141, 7029, 7029.1, and 7145.5 and T16 CCR section 816. CSLB uses this information to identify and evaluate applicants for licensure, issue and renew licenses, and enforce licensing standards set by law and regulation. Submission of the requested information is mandatory. CSLB cannot consider your application for licensure unless you provide all of the requested information. You may review the records maintained by CSLB that contain your personal information, unless the records are identified as confidential information and exempted from disclosure by the Information Practices Act, including Civil Code section 1798.40. CSLB makes every effort to protect the personal information you provide us; however, it may be disclosed in response to a Public Records Act request as allowed by the Information Practices Act; to another government agency as required by state or federal law or as provided in Civil Code section 1798.24; or in response to a court or administrative order, a subpoena, or a search warrant. The Custodian of Records is responsible for maintaining the information on this form and may be contacted at the address and telephone number listed in the letterhead at the top of this General Information and Instructions portion for questions about this notice or access to records.