CSLB Contradicts Itself

How are we suppose to follow the rules when the CSLB contradicts itself?

I received the Contractors State License Board Winter newsletter today, and within 2 minutes I found a statement where the CSLB contradicts its own laws. If the people who are responsible for implementing the laws can’t provide accurate information to the public, how are we suppose to trust them?

cslb contradicts itself

I mean, they are the ones that expect perfection from every applicant. All those t’s must be crossed, and all those i’s must be dotted, or you can forget getting a license. Apparently they don’t hold themselves to the same standards!

Click here to view the cslb newsletter.

What I’m referring to specifically is the page titled “Angry about Unlicensed Competition? There’s a Form for That.” Within this article they state that “Those without a license can advertise as along as the ad states that they are not a state-licensed contractor, and the combined total of a project’s labor and materials costs is $500 and under.

Now here’s a section from the CSLB website: “It is illegal for an unlicensed person to perform contracting work on any project valued at $500 or more in labor and materials.” This can be found here: http://www.cslb.ca.gov/consumers/reportunlicensedactivity/WhatIsIllegalContractorActivity.asp

Can you see the discrepancy? Is it less than 500? Or is it 500 or more?

This reminds me about a CSLB app tech who told me a client needed an Individual Bond because he held 10% ownership. I had to “teach” the cslb tech that the law requires an Individual Bond when the qualifier owned LESS than 10%.

What have we learned today? Don’t believe everything the CSLB tells you because the CSLB contradicts itself!

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