CSLB License Renewal Fee Increase

CSLB License Renewal Fee Increase

2020 brings a CSLB License Renewal Fee Increase!

Licensing fees are going up beginning February 1, 2020.

Timely Active License Renewals

$450 for two years. If you hold the C-10 classification, your renewal fee will be $470 for two years.

Timely Inactive License Renewals

$225 for four years. If you hold the C-10 classification, your renewal fee will be $225 for four years.

Timely Home Improvement Salesperson Registrations

Will now be $95, up from $83.

Delinquent Active License Renewals

$675 for two years. If you hold the C-10 classification, your renewal fee will be $695 for two years.

Delinquent Inactive License Renewals

$337.50 for four years. If you hold the C-10 classification, your renewal fee will be $337.50 for four years.

Delinquent Home Improvement Salesperson Registrations

Will now be $142.50, up from $124.50.

License Reactivation

To reactivate an inactive license, it will now cost you $470, a $20 increase.

Why the increases?

Because the CSLB has basically shot themselves in the financial foot with their prolonged tactics regarding license applications. They’ve spent so much time and effort rejecting and denying applications that their license renewal revenue has been on a rapid decline.

Instead of creating more ridiculous rules to keep people from obtaining licenses, maybe they should improve their processes. Start with hiring capable, experienced application technicians who know the difference between a hammer and a screwdriver. And provide them with the training necessary to accomplish their jobs in an efficient manner.

Having retired from the State, and having worked at the CSLB, I know exactly the type of people they hire to review applications. Now I’m not saying they aren’t good people, they are, they are just people with no construction experience and are poorly trained.

But, since that will never happen, they’ve chosen to mend their self-inflicted wound with a CSLB License Renewal Fee Increase. Government at its best!!

LicenseGuru

I am a Navy vet and former laborer for a B-Gen Bldg contractor, I built mobile homes for many years, I worked at the Contractors State License Board for 5 yrs, and have been operating a contractors license service company since 2005.

2 thoughts on “CSLB License Renewal Fee Increase”

  1. What do you think the timeline to completion is here? I did live scan on 2/2, have a completely clean background. just curious as i was born in mexico so not sure if this can add layers of time to the approval. Workers comp done, bond done, initial fee done, live scan done.

    Thoughts?

    01/06/2020 – APPLICATION RECEIVED
    01/10/2020 – PRINTED ACKNLDGMNT LTTR TO APPLCNT
    01/29/2020 – SPECIAL PROJECT – 7065 WAIVER
    01/29/2020 – APPLICATION POSTED
    01/29/2020 – WAIVER BOND AND FEE LETTER SENT
    01/29/2020 – NEED WORKERS COMP CERT OR EXEMPTION
    01/29/2020 – NEED CONTRACTORS BOND
    01/29/2020 – NEED THE INITIAL LICENSE FEE
    01/29/2020 – NEED FINGERPRINTS FOR RUTH
    01/29/2020 – ISSUANCE REQUIREMENTS DUE 04/28/20
    01/30/2020 – PRINTED LIVE SCAN PACKET

    1. Hello,

      Fingerprint reports can take anywhere from 1-4 weeks to be sent to the cslb. And the cslb is about 2 weeks behind on issuance. So if you have everything else submitted, the license could be issued when they receive the print reports.

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