Contractors Board Warns Consumers About Unlicensed Contractors
SACRAMENTO — The Contractors State License Board (CSLB) is warning consumers about the dangers of hiring unlicensed contractors following a disaster, whether it is earthquake, fire, flood or mudslide. Unscrupulous, unlicensed contractors often prey on victims of natural disasters.
Look up a contractor license or Home Improvement Salesperson (HIS) registration to verify information, including complaint disclosure. Before hiring a contractor or signing a contract, CSLB recommends you read the Hiring a Contractor page.
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.
If your home or property has been damaged by a fire, flood, earthquake, or other disaster, don’t let unscrupulous individuals take advantage of you during this vulnerable time. Before you hire a contractor or sign any documents for repairs, the California Contractors State License Board offers the following advice: