Building Permit Violation Referral

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Online Submission

This form is to report any contractor who fails to pull a building permit for construction activity

Building permits are required by law as a public safety measure. Permits ensure that construction is performed in compliance with state and local codes, including safety standards.

Failure to obtain a building permit is a violation of Contractors License Law. Further, construction performed without a permit can expose a homeowner to additional liability and costs. When a contractor performs improvement work without a local building permit, it is a violation of Business and Professions (B&P) Code sections 7110 and 7090. Contractors who violate the law are subject to disciplinary action by CSLB, including civil penalty assessments of up to $8,000 per violation, an order of correction that requires payment of permit fees and any assessed penalties imposed by the local building department, and suspension or revocation of the license.

Upon completion, this form may be submitted to the CSLB via online email, or you may print and mail the form at a later date.

Upon receipt of a building permit complaint, CSLB will contact the contractor regarding the permit allegation and take the appropriate disciplinary action.

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General Information and Instructions

This is an interactive process. You will not be permitted to continue if required items are incomplete.

Once your complaint form is complete: you may either submit the form or print/save to your own device to mail at a later date.

Prior to submission you will have a chance to review your answers. Once you have reviewed and agree to the contents, you will be allowed to proceed with submission.

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Complainant Information

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Contractor Information

If the contractor information is not available, select the “Next” button to proceed.

Please provide the Contractor information below.

Were there Employee’s Present?

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Project Information

Project Owner Information

Project Site Information


Did you notify the local building department of work being done without a permit?

* Required Field

When you select "Next" you will be able to Review and Edit the information you have provided. This will be your chance to make any required corrections

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Review and Edit

Please Review the Following Information

This is a summary of what will print on your form. If there are any corrections that need to be made, please choose the Edit buttons to the right or Back Button on the bottom left to make the change now, as you will not have the opportunity to do so after you submit this page.

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Project Owner Information

Project Site Information

Agree To Complete

You now have the option to automatically send the form to the CSLB or save/print the document to send at a later date.

Please select one of the following:

  • You will no longer be able to make changes to the form
  • The form will be automatically emailed to the CSLB Intake and Mediation Center for review
  • If requested, a confirmation email will be sent with a “For Your Records” copy of the form

  • You will no longer be able to make changes to the form
  • You will be directed to “Completion Instructions” where you will be able to review, print or save the PDF to your own device and mail at a later date

If you need to make any corrections to the provided information, please choose the Back or Edit buttons.
If you do not wish to continue this process, please select the Cancel button to return to CSLB’s Home Page.

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Completion Instructions

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