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Reinstatement or Reissuance of a Revoked License


To reinstate your license, you must file an Application for Original Contractors License. If your license was revoked, suspended, or has been expired over five (5) years you must file an original application, and take and pass the law and trades portion of the written examination. For additional information, please call (800) 321-2752.

You must provide documented evidence demonstrating all loss that resulted in the revocation or suspension of your license has been fully satisfied and you have complied with all terms and conditions imposed by the revocation. When any loss has been reduced to a monetary obligation or debt, the satisfaction of the monetary obligation or debt as a prerequisite for the issuance, re-issuance, or reinstatement of a license will not be required if the monetary obligation or debt was discharged in a bankruptcy proceeding. However, any non-monetary condition not discharged in a bankruptcy proceeding must be complied with prior to reinstatement of the license. If any other party has incurred an injury as a result of your contracting activity you will be notified during the application process. You will be required to resolve all injuries before your license will be re-issued.

You must pay any outstanding civil penalties owed to the board. Civil penalties are not dischargeable in bankruptcy. Payment of civil penalties must be made in the form of a money order or cashiers check, made payable to the Contractors State License Board.

You must resolve any civil judgments and/or outstanding liabilities that have been filed with the board as a result of your contracting activities. Questions concerning civil judgments may be directed to the Judgment Unit at (916) 255-4287.

If your license was suspended for failure to make family support payments, you must resolve any outstanding family support issues. Questions concerning a family support suspension may be directed to the Family Support Unit at (916) 255-1567.

Business and Professions Code section 7071.8 (b) states:

"The board shall require as a condition precedent to the issuance, re-issuance, renewal, or restoration of a license to the applicant, or to the approval of an application to change officers of a corporation, or removal of suspension, or to the continued valid use of a license which has been suspended or revoked, but which suspension or revocation has been stayed, that the applicant or licensee file or have on file a contractor's bond in a sum to be fixed by the registrar based upon the seriousness of the violation, but which sum shall not be less than fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000) nor more than 10 times that amount required by Section 7071.6."

This bond is in addition to, may not be combined with, and does not replace any other type of bond required by this chapter. The bond shall remain on file with the Registrar for at least two years and for such additional time as the Registrar may determine. The bond period shall run only while the license is current, active, and in good standing, and shall be extended until such time as the license has been current, active, and in good standing for the required period. A separate bond is required for each license. Upon issuance of the license, a prior revoked licensee will be subject to posting a disciplinary bond, in addition to the regular contractor's bond.