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Compliance, Registrations & Permits

Contractor Licensing

How do I apply for a contractor license? Submit the “Application for Original Contractor’s License” form and processing fee. Visit the website for more information: http://www.cslb.ca.gov/generalinformation/lib...

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How do I terminate (dissolve, surrender or cancel) my business entity?

How do I terminate (dissolve, surrender or cancel) my business entity? A domestic (California) or foreign (out–of–state or out–of–country) business entity can dissolve, surrender or cancel by filing the applic...

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What are the types of Alcoholic Beverage Control retail licenses?

On-Sale General-authorizes the sale of all types of alcoholic beverages: namely, beer, wine and distilled spirits, for consumption on the premises, and the sale of beer and wine for consumption off the premises...

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How was I to know that I had to file a Statement of Information?

By statute, the entity is required to file a Statement of Information on an annual or biennial basis, as applicable. In addition, the Secretary of State mails a reminder postcard to a business entity's address ...

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How do I request copies of filed business entity documents, or a Certificate of Status or a Certificate of Filing?

Copies and certificates can be obtained by submitting a request to the California Secretary of State's (SOS) Sacramento office either in person (drop off) or by mail. For detailed information about copy and ce...

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I would like more information on your Consumer Products Regulations.

Visit ARB's Consumer Products Program page at http://www.arb.ca.gov/consprod/consprod.htm. For specific products visit ARB's Consumer Products Program Contacts page at http://www.arb.ca.gov/consprod/contact.htm...

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Do I need to register my piece of portable equipment, and how do I go about getting it registered?

There are two ways of registering your portable equipment. You can register them through the local air district. A list of numbers for the air districts can be found here: http://www.arb.ca.gov/capcoa/roster.ht...

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Where does one go to register their diesel trucks?

Where does one go to register their diesel trucks? Click here to register a truck. 1. Visit create a login username and password. 2. Watch the "How to Report" video for step-by-step instructions on how to re...

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