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654-Contractors State License Board, 735-Other State Agencies

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The California Department of Consumer Affairs, Contractors State License Board (CSLB), licenses and regulates all contractors who are qualified to do asbestos work in buildings.

In addition, the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (CAL/OSHA) has the responsibility of registering all contractors who perform asbestos abatement work, and CSLB tests and certifies all asbestos abatement consultants. California law prohibits any person from advertising for the removal of asbestos unless certified. The law also requires that the contractor's license number be included in the advertisement. CSLB also tests them prior to licensure.

To obtain asbestos registration information contact:


P.O. Box 420603

San Francisco, CA 94142

(510) 286-7362

(510) 286-7040 Fax

Email -

Other contacts:

Contractors State License Board

9821 Business Park Drive

Sacramento, CA 95827

(800) 321-2752

(916) 255-4535 Fax

Department of Toxic Substance Control

Toxic Substance Control Division

PO Box 806

Sacramento, CA 95812

1001 I Street

Sacramento, CA 95814

(916) 324-1826

(916) 327-4495 Fax

For Toxic Substance Disposal:

(916) 322-7893

(800) 728-6942

Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)

(800) 638-2772

(800) 638-8270 TTY

Asbestos Victims of America provides medical, legal, and emotional counseling to asbestos victims and their families and informs the public about asbestos. The organization provides expert testimony regarding federal and state legislation relating to asbestos.

Asbestos Victims of America

PO Box 66594

Scotts Valley, CA 95067

(408) 438-5864

Publications available: "Consumer's Guide to Asbestos"

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