The Contractors State License Board (CSLB) is a primary resource for consumers dealing with contractors and the construction industry. The board helps protect homeowners before and after they hire building contractors. The CSLB licenses and regulates contractors and investigates complaints against them. They also investigate related fraud issues.
Lakewood’s older residents need to avoid becoming targets of repair scams that can leave them scared and vulnerable and bilking them out of thousands of dollars. Taking advantage of the season, some bogus contractors pressure the vulnerable elderly into winter repair work that is overpriced, not covered by city building permits and often incompetently done . . . or not done at all.
You may be approached this summer by a contractor with a "horror story" about the condition of your roof or gutters and the "great deal" the contractor can offer. Remember: a deal that is too good to be true is almost always not true!
Contractors State License Board9821 Business Park Drive
Sacramento, CA 95827
Contractors State License Board Local Office12501 East Imperial Hwy. Suite 600
Norwalk, CA 90650
Southern Case Management: 562-345-7656
Report unlicensed activity to the Southern Statewide Investigative Fraud Team: 562-345-7600
Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Pacific Time)
Closed on holidays.