Application to Inactivate Contractor's License

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General Information and Instructions

Application Fees

Application fee $25

An Application to Inactivate Contractor's License cannot be used to renew a license inactive. To renew a license inactive, you must obtain a Renewal Application from the Contractors State License Board (CSLB), either by ordering one from the Forms and Applications page on CSLB's website or by requesting one from CSLB at 1-800-321-CSLB (2752).

The holder of an inactive license is not entitled to practice as a contractor until their license is reactivated. Acting in the capacity of a contractor under any license that has been made inactive constitutes a cause for disciplinary action. (Business and Professions Code [BPC] section 7117.5 (a))

To reactivate a license, you must submit an Application to Reactivate Contractor's License, pay the prescribed fee, and fulfill all other requirements. You may obtain an Application to Reactivate Contractor's License either by ordering one from the Forms and Applications page on CSLB's website or by requesting one from CSLB at 1-800-321-CSLB (2752).


  • Is your license currently renewed? An expired license cannot be inactivated.
  • Did your license expire more than five (5) years ago? If so, this application cannot be processed. Instead, you must submit an Application for Original Contractor License to obtain a new license.
  • Is your current pocket license card enclosed? You must return it with this Application to Inactivate Contractor's License.
  • Is your pocket license card lost? Enclose the fee of $25 to replace it. Attach a money order or a personal, business, certified, or cashiers’ check made payable to the Registrar of Contractors. Do not send cash. Please be aware that there is a $25 service charge for each dishonored check.

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Business Name and Address

The full business name must be provided.
Check this box if you are in the process of obtaining a new license and do not want this document processed until the new license is issued.

* Required Entry

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Review and Edit

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Completion Instructions

NOTICE: This document is not submitted to or saved by CSLB. You must either print it now, save it to your computer, or email it to your email address to print and mail at a later time.

Mail your document(s) along with the application to:

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


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