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Need to Renew Your License? Here's What You Need to Know

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If you need to renew your license, CSLB wants to make sure you understand the process, especially for those not familiar with how renewals are administered.

Every active license expires every two years. Sixty days prior to the expiration date, CSLB's Renewals Unit will send a renewal application to the business address listed on your license.

The completed renewal application and payment must be received by CSLB's headquarters prior to the expiration date of the license – to avoid a lapse in your license or a delinquency fee.

I submitted my renewal, when will it be processed?

You can check processing times on our website, which are updated weekly. Search "processing times" to locate the page, or click here.

Don't wait until the last minute to submit your renewal! As suggested on the renewal application, submitting four weeks in advance of the expiration date is strongly recommended. Processing times can vary significantly and timely submission is advised!

For any questions regarding the renewal process, please contact the License Information Call Center: 800-321-CSLB (2752).

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