• Fight the Underground Economy

    Licensed sign companies in California are competing against unlicensed sign manufacturers and installers. The California Sign Association works with the California Contractors State License Board and other regulatory agencies to eliminate the unlicensed companies. If you are aware of illegal and unlicensed installations of signs, you can help solve the problem by notifying the Statewide Investigative Fraud Team (SWIFT) of the CSLB. If you don’t want to directly participate, CSA will accept and transmit the information on your behalf.

    The best way to let CSLB know about unlicensed activity on an active job site is by completing the SWIFT Lead Referral form. Use the link below.

    Continue Reading

    • contractor-special-report-small-featured-w

    Top 10 Contracting Errors

    10 Sign Contractor Errors that Could Land You in Jail

    This is one of CSA’s most popular resource pages. The California Sign Association lawyer, Jeff Aran, receives many inquiries related to sign contracting and contractor law in California. Here are some of the most common (and surprising) errors made.

    Believe it or not, each of the following actions are potentially misdemeanors under California law, which might result in a jail sentence, monetary penalties and/or disciplinary proceedings and license suspension. Continue Reading