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California Building Design License Requirements

I have been contacted recently by a number of out of state contractor and design firms looking for guidance on California's building design licensure requirements as they seek to cash in on California's recent surge in construction spending. Since the applicable statutes can be more than difficult to find, navigate and digest, I have prepared the following summary that should provide those interested with some quick answers.

Bulletin: California Public Works Contractors and Subcontractors Must Register!

Summary: Public works contractors and subcontractors take note- a new law requires you to register with the California Department of Industrial Relations as of July 1, 2014, even if your current public works project is already underway.  Failure to register disqualifies you from the bidding and contracting process, can cause an outright bid rejection and/or contract cancellation and can void or cancel an existing contract.  

SWIFT Operation Nabs a Dozen Unlicensed California Contractors

As we previously reported, California is getting tough on those who hold themselves out to be contractors but are in fact, unlicensed. May 22nd saw the state flexing its regulatory muscle by citing 12 unlicensed contractors in a sting in Belmont, California. This clearly shows that California will not tolerate those who attempt to perform work without the appropriate licensure.

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