SACRAMENTO – Since its creation almost 90 years ago, the Contractors State License Board (CSLB) has been steadfast in carrying out its mission to protect consumers by regulating California’s construction industry in the most financially responsible way possible.

CSLB operations are funded entirely by license fees, and today, a combination of increased costs and a seven-percent reduction in the number of licenses necessitates that CSLB raise various fees by approximately 10 percent. This is CSLB’s first fee increase since 2011, and only the second increase since 1993. The new fee schedule was approved by the state legislature last year, and took effect July 1, 2017.

The decision to raise fees is not made lightly, and over the past number of years CSLB has taken multiple measures to reduce costs. Unfortunately, CSLB cannot further reduce the expenditures that support our licensing and enforcement programs without negatively affecting our ability to process applications in a timely manner and to quickly mediate or investigate consumer complaints.

This fee increase will help ensure CSLB’s continued effectiveness in regulating the construction industry for the state of California.

The chart below highlights the current and new fee schedule. To view the chart on the CSLB website click HERE.