Filing a Lead Referral Form
The Lead Referral form is for filing a complaint against an unlicensed contractor who is ACTIVELY working on a construction project. Complaints against unlicensed contractors may be filed with the Contractors State License Board by other public agencies, other contractors, subcontractors, homeowners, and employees. Complaints within the Board's jurisdiction involve licensed and unlicensed contractors.
It is illegal for an unlicensed person to perform contracting work on any project for which the contract price is $500 or more in combined labor and material costs.
In general, the Board has jurisdiction over licensed and unlicensed contractor complaints for up to four (4) years from the time of the alleged damage occurred.
The Lead Referral form should be complete and provide detailed information regarding the unlicensed activity. Please indicate if there are employees on the project. The more information and evidence (including photos), the better.
After completing the form, fax or mail it to the appropriate SWIFT office, based on the county where the alleged unlicensed activity is taking place.
|Northern SWIFT||Central SWIFT||Southern SWIFT|
|Alameda County||Plumas County||Fresno County||Imperial County|
|Alpine County||Sacramento County||Inyo County||Los Angeles County|
|Amador County||San Francisco County||Kern County||Orange County|
|Butte County||San Joaquin County||Kings County||Riverside County|
|Calaveras County||San Mateo County||Madera County||San Bernardino County|
|Colusa County||Santa Clara County||Mariposa County||San Diego County|
|Contra Costa County||Shasta County||Merced County||Ventura County|
|Del Norte County||Sierra County||Mono County|
|El Dorado County||Siskiyou County||Monterey County|
|Glenn County||Solano County||San Benito County|
|Humboldt County||Sonoma County||San Luis Obispo County|
|Lake County||Stanislaus County||Santa Barbara County|
|Lassen County||Sutter County||Santa Cruz County|
|Marin County||Tehama County||Tuolumne County|
|Mendocino County||Trinity County||Tulare County|
|Modoc County||Yolo County|
|Napa County||Yuba County|
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Sacramento, CA 95827 Office numbers (916) 255-2924 / Fax (916) 369-7265
Email Northern Swift
1277 E. Alluvial Avenue, Suite 106
Fresno, CA 93720
Office numbers (559) 490-0580 / Fax (559) 447-1492
Email Central SWIFT
12501 East Imperial Highway, Suite 610
Norwalk, CA 90650
Office numbers (562) 345-7600 / Fax (562) 466-6065
Email Southern SWIFT
Please Note: Complaints regarding COMPLETED construction projects should not be reported on a Lead Referral form. Use the Complaint form.
Complaints are processed according to the date of receipt, priority, and staff availability if the job site is located in a remote area. The complaint will be assigned to an Enforcement division representative, who will follow up on the information provided.
Lead Referral form (PDF)
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