Learn how to select a licensed, qualified contractor; check the status of a contractor license; negotiate a clear contract; prevent disputes and mechanics liens; and resolve contractor disputes.
Best practices for hiring a contractor, owner-builder guidelines, contracting laws and regulations, swimming pool construction, arbitration, and other important topics
Important information if you’re considering installing a residential solar energy system, so you can be “Solar Smart.”
Installing a new heating and air-conditioning (HVAC) system is a major home improvement project.
Guidelines and construction laws for the owner-builder
Important complaint process information and instructions
Mechanics liens, small claims court, civil judgments, new and pending legislation
Rebuilding after a disaster and how to avoid fraud
Instructions for reporting an unlicensed contractor who is advertising illegally to CSLB's Statewide Investigative Fraud Team (SWIFT)