If your project costs more than $500, the contractor must be licensed by the state of California. To verify a license, use the California State License Board’s Instant License Check or call them at (800) 321-2752.
Contractors must demonstrate a minimum level of competency and financial responsibility to be licensed. All CLCA member-contractors meet this requirement.
Many of California’s cities and counties require business licenses.
The Department of Agriculture requires landscape firms applying pesticides in California to have a pest control license.
For more information on proper licensing, click the button to see the State of California's License checking website.