Construction Laws in California
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What is Required-
You must be licensed
by the State of California before
you can work as a contractor in California. A contractor must
be properly licensed by the Contractors State Licensing Board
(CSLB). California does not recognize licenses from any other
state or country. For more information on the CSLB, please refer
to the CSLB selection on the menu bar.
In addition to obtaining
a contractor's license from the CSLB, there are workers compenstion
laws, restrictions on what trades you may work in and numerous
other laws that regulate the construction industry. Unfortunately,
all the laws that may apply are not found in one category, they
span numerous sections of the State's statutes. See the resources
section for links to applicable laws.
You must be authorized
to work in California. Corporate
contractors from other states that obtain a California contractor's
license must also satisfy the registration requirements for
foreign corporations in order to work within California. Workers
compensation laws for out of state workers have specific requirements
Recently, California experienced
disasters that brought widespread destruction, and also many
opportunities for contractors to perform reconstruction work.
Many out of state contractors came to California to offer assistance,
but were not allowed to work. The main reason for this is to
protect the public and California has no tolerance for unlicensed
contracting. While many of the contractors meant well, they
were not properly licensed. In addition, when a person is caught
contracting without a license in a disaster area, it is a felony.
California Construction Law -
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