Contractors State License Board (CSLB): www.cslb.ca.gov
Construction work $500 and over (material and labor) requires a licensed contractor. Get all the specifics at the CSLB website.
Public Works, Department of Industrial Relations (DIR): www.dir.ca.gov
Publicly-funded work is different from private work. Know the rules and costs before you bid.
Public Works Contractor Registration
Public Works Labor Law
“Skilled and Trained Workforce” requirements are spelled out in Public Contract Code 2600. Requirements include all workers on a job site having provable experience hours and a % of the workers having graduated from an approved Apprenticeship program.
Building Standards Commission (BSC)
Energy Code Online Resource Center
State Fire Marshall Wildfire Protection Burning Construction, Wildland Urban interface zone
Americans with Disability Act Access Codes
Code Enforcement: If you have a question about how a city or county enforces a code, ask the Building Department directly. Click here for the CSLB’s list of links to Building Departments throughout the state.
Air Resources Board: www.arb.ca.gov
Call Before You Dig
Don’t blow up the street or knock out the Internet. 800-227-2600, www.usanorth.org
Porter Law Group has provided free online forms for many construction activities. http://www.porterlaw.com/forms.htm
Valley Contractors Exchange has most contracts available for sale. Home Improvement, Service and Repair, Subcontractors Agreement, Construction Subcontract, Prime Building Contract, Bid Proposal, and many more. Come by the Chico Planroom at 951 E. 8th Street, Chico or give us a call at 530-343-1981.