The California Disciplinary Contractors License Bond is required by the State of California Contractors State License Board.
The California Contractors State License Board (CLSB) requires that if a license has been revoked or suspended for a violation of contractors license law, the contractor must file a disciplinary bond. The California Disciplinary Contractors License Bond is required to reinstate, reissue or reapply for a new license. However, only some suspensions require the filing of this bond.
If appropriate, CSLB will attempt to mediate and help achieve a resolution without disciplinary action. However, complaints involving serious violations of Contractors’ State License Law, like, poor workmanship, abandonment, misuse of funds, failure to obtain a building permit, or failure to maintain workers’ compensation for employees, can result in formal disciplinary action, even if the licensee does not have a history of complaints.
The bond must be on file with Contractors State License Board for at least two years.
Disciplinary bonds are subject to the following requirements:
- The bond must be filed in addition to, and cannot take the place of or be combined with, any other bonds required to maintain an active contractor’s license;
- The Registrar determines the bond amount, which is based on the seriousness of the violation or violations. The amount may not be less than $15,000, nor greater than ten times the amount of the contractor’s bond.
- The bond must remain current and on file for at least two years. In some cases, a longer filing period may be required.
- The firm’s license must remain active and current while the disciplinary bond is on file.