Is it a crime if a contractor who has a current expired contractor’s license, to use another contractor’s license to pull a building permit?

Asked on May 29, 2012 under Real Estate Law, California


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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

If the contractor with an expired license uses another contractor's license to pull a building permit without the other contractor's knowledge and consent where the other contractor essentially is acting as a joint venturer in the project, the conduct by the contractor with the expired license is wrongful (fraudulent) and could subject the contractor to criminal and civil proceedings.

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