Telephone Answered 24 Hours A Day Off-Site/Evening & Weekend Appointments Available Please Call Attorney Bill Last
Local:
650-425-7679
Toll Free:
866-904-4725

Pull Your Permits!

The Contractors State License Board (CSLB) will bring a disciplinary action if you fail to pull the building permits on construction projects. This can result in suspension, or even revocation, of your business license (Bus. & Prof. Code section 7090).

Permits are especially important for C-20 (Warm-Air Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning) license holders whose work must meet Home Energy Rating System (HERS) tests and verification requirements to comply with California's Building Energy Efficiency standards.

The CSLB conducted a mail campaign and distributed news article reminders to C-20 license holders about the permitting requirements. In spite of those efforts, CSLB investigators are still finding many HVAC installations are performed without permits, inspections or testing to ensure the entire heating/cooling system is safe and working to full capacity.

The CSLB is now working with the California Energy Commission (CEC) to establish stepped-up enforcement procedures. This will ensure contractors are following the law and protect the public. C-20 license holders may be targeted through undercover stings or other operations.

Remember to always ask your local building department about any unique building permit requirements in your area. You can also download educational tools and resources from the CEC at: www.energy.ca.gov/title24/toolkit/.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Our Awards and Professional Legal Associations

  • Rated by Super Lawyers - William C. Last, Jr. - Visit superlawyers.com
  • Avvo Rating - 9.3 Superb - Top Attorney Construction
  • AV Peer Review Rated
  • The State Bar of California
  • San Matco County Bar Association - SMCBA
  • LACBA - Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association Forum on the Construction Industry
  • Bay Area Chapter - SMACNA
  • The Associated General Contractors of America
  • American Subcontractors Association
  • Peninsula Builders Exchange
Email Us For A Response

Contact our attorneys now

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Last & Faoro
520 South El Camino Real, Suite 430
San Mateo, CA 94402

Toll Free: 866-904-4725
Phone: 650-425-7679
Fax: 650-696-8365
Map & Directions

Map