Learn how to select a licensed and qualified contractor, check a contractor license, negotiate a clear contract, prevent disputes and mechanics liens, and resolve disputes with a contractor if they arise.
Details about hiring a contractor, laws and regulations, owner-builders, swimming pool construction, arbitration, and other issues.
Important issues you may face as an owner-builder.
Information on the process of filing a construction complaint.
Information on mechanics liens, new and pending legislation, small claims court, and civil judgments.
Steps for rebuilding after a disaster
Information about contracting and how to report unlicensed activity to CSLB's Statewide Investigative Fraud Team (SWIFT) and how to report an unlicensed contractor who is advertising illegally.