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List License Number on all Advertising

Posted on 07/13/2015

Business vehicles can serve as a great way to adverise your contracting services, but be sure you are following the law for displaying the information.

Contractors must list their business name and contractor license number on each of their commercially registered vehicles.

The name and number must be in a clearly visible location on the vehicle and the business name displayed must be identical to the name you provided on the CSLB application.

The standards are higher for C-36 Plumbing, C-45 Sign and C-57 Water Well Drilling contractors who use vehicles for business. They must post their business adddress on the vehicle, in addition to the business name and contractors license number. 

All too often, CSLB representatives in the field find company vehicles with an ad or logo that doesn't include a license number and other required information. CSLB is authorized to take a disciplinary action against licensed contractors who fail to follow these laws for business advertising.

Also, remember that licensees must list the name of their business exactly as it appears on CSLB records, for any advertisement, bid or contract. Name style variations are not allowed. Contracts must be in the same form as specified in Business and Professions Code section 7159.

Contractors should use an Application to Change Business Name or Address form to update changes to a business name, address, telephone or email.

Business names must be compatible with the type of Business entity licensed (i.e., sole owner, corporation, LLC, partnership or joint venture) and the classification(s) held by the licensee and must match the name as registered with the Secretary of State Office, as appropriate.

The above, is just one of the rules and regulations covered in our Contractor's Law and Business course. We constantly follow Contractors State License Board and update our courses as new rules and regulations become official. Our practice exams are updated with the  new questions as well. You can rest assured that our Cotractors License courses are completely current, updated and focused on the Contractors Board exams. 

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