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Old 06-02-2016, 02:04 PM   #1
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While Waiting To Become Licensed


I just dropped my California landscaping contractors license application in the mail yesterday. This morning I received an offer for doing a job that's larger than I am legally allowed to do until I am licensed. I recall reading somewhere (but can't find it now) that if you are in the process of becoming licensed that its okay to take on a larger project. This doesn't seem correct, but I remember reading it. Am I missing something?
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Old 06-02-2016, 03:25 PM   #2
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You aren't allowed to do anything over 500 without a license. If you don't have a number you are not licenced. Imo I wouldn't do anything to jeopardize your application.

I started framing my first home before my number was issued. I was accepted, passed the tests, and was bonded. Just didn't recieve my number yet. I was told I wasn't officially licensed even then. It was a gamble but I would at least wait until you are accepted. Jmpov.

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No, you cannot accept that job until your license number is issued. If problems occur you could loose it before you get it.
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Californiadecks is correct with one small correction. You must be licensed if the job you are bidding on is $500.00 or more. So, greater than $499.99. Once you know your number you are legal to bid. Applicants can get their number online before actually receiving it in the mail.
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