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Posted by Julie and Chris Ramirez on Fri, Mar 4, 2011 @ 07:03 AM

Does a Sign Company need to have a Contractor's License to Install your sign?


It is unlawful in the State of California to install any sign without a Contractor's License. For everyone out there who does not have a contractor's license or hires someone without one, the Contractor's State License Board has been setting up sting operations to catch unlicensed operators.

Consumers need to check for phony contractors or they can be held responsible for any injuries or damages. All License numbers can be checked on-line at Proof of workers' compensation insurance should also be provided. Check carefully that a phony contractor is not using someone else's license and insurance. In reality, you likely won't pay any more by hiring a licensed contractor who provides the added assurance that you'll be protected from liability if a worker is hurt or anything goes awry during the project.

California State License Board provides many helpful consumer publications that can be downloaded or ordered from:, or by calling 1-800-321-CSLB (2752).

CSLB urges consumers to remember the following tips when hiring a contractor:

  • Be especially hesitant when approached by someone offering services door-to-door.
  • Verify the contractor's license by checking online or via CSLB's automated phone system, and ask to see a photo ID to make sure you're dealing with the correct person.
  • Don't pay more than 50% down. Don't pay in cash, and don't let the payments get ahead of the work.
  • Check references, and get a written contract before your project begins.

The Sign Studio not only has their Contractor's License but they also have their C-45 Electrical Sign License.  If you have any questions or need a licensed contractor to do your installations, please give us a call at (818) 843-9200 or send us an e-mail at

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Topics: Sign Contractor's License, C45 Contractor's License, Sign Installation