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Disaster Information Center


Contractors Board Warns Consumers About Unlicensed Contractors After Disasters

Unscrupulous, unlicensed contractors often prey on victims of natural disasters. It is a felony to contract without a license in a declared disaster area. Consumers can protect themselves by using CSLB's resources to check a contractor's license status and history.

After a Disaster Don't Get Scammed Pamphlet (PDF) (Order) (Spanish)

Debris Removal Fast Facts

Rebuilding After a Natural Disaster Video



Board Reminds Contractors They Must Hold A License To Work In Natural Disaster Areas

CSLB reminds contractors that they must hold a valid California contractor's license, in the appropriate classification, in order to perform most work on homes and other structures damaged or destroyed in natural disasters.