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Licensing Fees Increase for CA Contractors

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All California contractors should be aware that the application, licensing, registration, and renewal fees for contractors are going up as of July 1, 2017. This is the first time since 2011 that fees have been increased by the Contractors State License Board (CSLB). The CSLB regulates California’s contracting industry and is funded entirely by licensing fees. Due to increased costs and a 7% reduction in the number of licenses, the CSLB is raising fees by approximately 10%.

The following list shows some of the price changes that will take effect on July 1, 2017:

  • Application for Original Contractors license (exam/waiver):  $330
  • Initial License:  $200
  • Additional Classifications for existing licenses:  $150
  • License Reactivation:  $400
  • Renewal of Active License:  $400
  • Renewal of Inactive License:  $200
  • Delinquent Active License:  $600
  • Delinquent Inactive License:  $300

Contractors may wish to contact the CSLB and pay their fees before June 30, 2017, in order to avoid the increase for this year. For more details and to view the new fee schedule, visit the CSLB Bulletin regarding the increase in fees.

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