You do your best to carry out building work in a safe, professional manner, unlike all those rogue companies that continuously undercut you. Then one day, you find out your contractor’s license has been suspended. You may wonder why the authorities are targeting you when California is full of unlicensed building companies who drag the industry into disrepute.

These are the reasons that California’s Contractors State License Board (CSLB) can suspend your license:

  • Bonds: If your bond is no longer valid for the required amount or was canceled for some reason, you must resolve it.
  • Workers’ compensation insurance: If you forget to renew your policy, or the insurance company cancels it.
  • Civil court judgment: You are obliged to report any decision against you to the CSLB within 90 days, and settle it in full within 90 days.
  • Change of staff: You are allowed 90 days to find a new responsible managing officer or responsible managing employee if you no longer work with the old one.
  • Violation of license: Contractors Licence Laws are complicated, and it is easy to fall foul of them.
  • Outstanding liabilities: If notified of an outstanding liability, you must submit proof you have resolved the issue within 60 days.
  • Joint venture license: A joint license relies on all members keeping their permits up to date.

If your California Contractors License is suspended, seek legal help from a Sacramento attorney with experience defending professional licenses. Without your license, you are unable to bid for new contracts or carry out work. Doing so could land you in further problems. The sooner your resolve the issues, the sooner you can get back to work.