Contractors State License Board Launches New Online License/Registration Renewal Options

SACRAMENTO - This week the Contractors State License Board (CSLB) instituted launched two different options that will allow California's more than 283,600 licensed contractors and almost 21,000 registered Home Improvement Salespersons (HIS) to either renew their license, or to pay for their license or registration renewal online via CSLB's website.

The following two options are now available to licensees and HIS registrants:

For Sole Owner licenses without a Responsible Managing Employee (RME) only

This group only can now complete their license renewal process with using a completely paperless process. solution. These licensees can also update their address with CSLB, if needed. Upon approved payment, Tthe license record will be updated immediately. This option is only available for sole owner licensees without an RME.

For all other licensees and all HIS registrants

This group can now submit their renewal payment online but will then have to mail the payment receipt along with their renewal paperwork to CSLB to complete the renewal. You will be provided with instructions about how to do this once you begin the process. When CSLB receives the completed paperwork, the license record will be updated to show the online payment date as the renewal date.

Licensees and registrants can continue to renew their license through the mail, providing payment by check. Send to:

Contractors State License Board
P.O. Box 26000
Sacramento, CA 95826

"During this uncertain time, CSLB is committed to supporting our licensees and those seeking to get their contractor license," said CSLB Registrar David Fogt. "While our public offices and test centers are temporarily closed, we're able to offer a great many services online. We're proud to add sole owner license renewals and other license and registration renewal payments to that list."

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