The California Contractors State License Board (CSLB) raised various fees by approximately 10 percent that went into effect on July 1, 2017. This is CSLB’s first fee increase since 2011, and only the second increase since 1993. The new fee schedule was approved by the state legislature last year.

CSLB operations are funded entirely by license fees. The combination of increased costs and a seven-percent reduction in the number of licenses prompted CSLB to raise various fees.

Over the past number of years CSLB has taken multiple measures to reduce costs but could not further reduce the expenditures that support licensing and enforcement programs without negatively affecting their ability to process applications in a timely manner and to quickly mediate or investigate consumer complaints.

This fee increase will help ensure CSLB’s continued effectiveness in regulating the construction industry for the state of California.0%