How can I report unlicensed activity?
CSLB's Statewide Investigative Fraud Team (SWIFT) accepts complaints against unlicensed individuals actively working on a construction project where the combined cost for labor and materials is $500 or more and for any contractor who fails to pull a project building permit for construction activities.
Reporting Unlicensed Activity
The best way to let CSLB know about unlicensed activity on an active job site is by completing the SWIFT Lead Referral form. After completing the form you may attach it to an email and send it to the appropriate SWIFT office. Use the email links below and select the appropriate SWIFT office based on the county where the alleged unlicensed activity is taking place. You may also fax and/or send the form by mail.
Reporting Building Permit Complaints
Use the Building Permit Violation Referral form to report any contractor who fails to pull a project building permit for construction activity on an active job site. After completing the form you may attach it to an email and send it to the appropriate SWIFT office. Use the email links below and select the appropriate SWIFT office based on the county where the alleged unlicensed activity is taking place. You may also fax and/or send the form by mail.
|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||Tulare County|
|Mendocino County||Trinity County||Tuolumne County|
|Modoc County||Yolo County|
|Napa County||Yuba County|
9821 Business Park Drive
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: It's important that you provide SWIFT with complete and detailed information about the unlicensed activity on an active job site and indicate if there are employees on the project. The more information and evidence (including photos), the better.
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 representative who will follow up on the information that is provided.