The records of the Contractors' State License Board (CSLB) contain 29.5 cubic feet of textual records spanning the years from
1929 to 1988. The records document the Board's work to protect consumers by licensing and regulating contractors.
The Contractors’ State License Board, under the Department of Consumer Affairs, is a fifteen member board that consists of
five contractors and ten public members. The Governor and State Legislature appoint the public members, which include one
labor representative, one local building official, and one representative of a statewide senior citizen organization. The
goal of the Board is to protect consumers by regulating the construction industry. Major functions of the Board include issuing
contractor licenses, enforcement of laws and standards, administering examination to potential licensees, and investigation
of complaints against licensed and unlicensed contractors.
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While the majority of the records are open for research, any access restrictions are noted in the record series descriptions.