Notice to Owner Builders

Effective January 1, 2009

Assembly Bill 2335 amends California Health and Safety Code, Section 19825, regarding disclosures and verification required for all applicants seeking Owner-Builder construction permits. These new application requirements provide an enhanced level of consumer awareness and protection for property owners accepting the risks associated with Owner-Builder construction permits.

"The Legislature hereby finds and declares that there is an urgent and statewide public interest in assuring that building contractors comply with the Contractors License Law...and provisions of law relating to Workers' Compensation Insurance for building construction, that property owners are informed about, and protected from, fraudulent representations, liability for worker's injuries, liability for material and labor costs unpaid by contractors, licensing requirements, and employer's tax liabilities when improving their property as owner-builders"