Contractor Licensing FAQs

The Capitol Connection is our weekly Q & A column for contractors that focuses on topics pertaining to contractor's licensing.

Contractor License Questions: Licensing foreign corporations, restrictions on Limited Liability Corporations and Partnerships

For more than 25 years I have carried the “ball” for contractors when they must “rush” the bureaucracy. In almost every circumstance, coming to Sacramento to file your paperwork is going to be faster. However, how many contractors can spend the time and money away from the job to do so? A reminder of why one…

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Contractor License Questions: Sharing contractor’s licenses and responsible managing employees

Can you be a Responsible Managing Employee in California while living in another state? One contractor needs to know and we all learn from the answer. Another contractor with an individual license is qualifying a corporate license. Can he still do business as a sole proprietor too? Finally, can a contractor share his license with his…

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Contractor License Questions: Removing license qualifiers and restrictions on licensing limited liability companies

Can you dump your license qualifier after 5 years in California? That’s just one of the current rumors that can confuse the already complex rules governing contractors. Another one involves the Legislature “limiting” the CSLB from licensing a popular business structure. What you know may be a “fact,” it’s what you “think” you know that can…

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