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How to Verify a Professional's License in Clovis?

Professionals are required to obtain an appropriate occupational license from one of the California Department of Consumer Affairs' 39 different boards and bureaus before plying their trade in the City of Clovis. These boards and bureaus collectively administer more than 200 different types of licenses to over 3.6 million eligible professionals and confirming that your preferred professionals possess valid licenses is important for the success of your project. You can confirm that your preferred Clovis professionals have obtained appropriate occupation licenses via the license search portal provided and maintained for this purpose by the California Department of Consumer Affairs.

Once you have confirmed the licensing status of your preferred professional, you should also ensure that this professional, or any other authorized party, obtains all applicable permits that may be needed for your project. Clovis permits are generally issued by the city's Planning and Development Department via its Building Division, and they are typically required for projects that involve the construction, repair, alteration, or modification of buildings and structures within the city. Permit-related queries can be directed to the Clovis Building Division at:

  • 1033 Fifth Street
  • Clovis, CA, 93612
  • Phone: (559) 324-2390
  • Hours: 8:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday

Do Clovis Neighborhood Councils
Issue Permits?

No, neighborhood groups and associations in the City of Clovis do not issue permits. These organizations are typically formed by residents and local businesses with similar objectives that come together to provide an avenue for collectively channeling pressing neighborhood and community issues and concerns to the appropriate city authorities. In June 2021, it was reported that the Clovis City Council had set the city's plans for the Jefferson Affordable Housing Project in motion by committing funds for its commencement. In September 2021, city officials announced that randomly selected households across the city would be invited to partake in a survey aimed at reviewing the city's services to its residents and identifying areas of priority with regards to safety, economic health, and quality of life.

How to File an Unfair Business
Complaint in Clovis?

The Fresno County District Attorney's Office investigates and prosecutes civil and criminal violations of consumer and business laws in the City of Clovis. Residents of the city can file complaints that involve unfair business practices and public advertising with this office's Consumer and Environmental Protection Division by properly completing and mailing a consumer protection fraud form to:

  • Financial Crimes
  • P.O. Box 389
  • Fresno, CA93708

The completed form can also be submitted to the Consumer and Environmental Protection Division via email. You can also contact the Fresno County District Attorney's Office at (559) 600-3141 to direct any consumer complaint-related queries that you may have.

Note that this office cannot obtain monetary compensation on your behalf or help you cancel signed contracts and debts associated with these contracts. If you intend to seek compensation or some other form of remedy from a business in the City of Clovis, you should consider pursuing private legal action after filing a consumer complaint with the Fresno County District Attorney's Office. It is also in your best interest to get legal advice from a licensed attorney before taking any legal action. You can get referrals to licensed attorneys near you by contacting the Fresno County Bar Association's Attorney Referral & Information Service either online or by calling (559) 264-0137.