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  ( Division 1 enacted by Stats. 1935, Ch. 145. )


  ( Part 2 enacted by Stats. 1935, Ch. 145. )

CHAPTER 5. Production Agencies [1621 - 1758.993]

  ( Chapter 5 repealed and added by Stats. 1959, Ch. 4. )

ARTICLE 11. License Terms [1716 - 1723]
  ( Article 11 added by Stats. 1959, Ch. 4. )


The provisions of this article shall not apply to any certificate of convenience other than a military service certificate of convenience issued to a natural person.

(Added by Stats. 1959, Ch. 4.)


All licenses issued under this chapter shall be for the license term specified in Section 1630. Such licenses may be issued for all of such term, or, upon application made during any such term, for the balance thereof. Such license term shall commence as specified in Section 1630.

(Amended by Stats. 1981, Ch. 348, Sec. 5.)


Notwithstanding any other provision of this article, the commissioner shall institute year-round licensing of production agency licensees commencing with those license renewals taking place in 1986.

(Amended by Stats. 1985, Ch. 770, Sec. 8.9.)


(a) Not less than 60 days before a permanent license will expire, the commissioner may use an electronic delivery method, including email or other similar electronic method of delivery, to deliver, or may mail, to the latest email or mailing address appearing on the commissioner’s records, an application to the licensee to renew the license for the appropriate succeeding license term. It is the licensee’s responsibility to renew whether or not a renewal notice is received. The commissioner may accept a late renewal, provided the licensee’s failure to comply is due to clerical error or inadvertence on the part of the department.

(b) Application for renewal of a license may be filed on or before the expiration date. When filed under this subdivision, the fee for filing shall be as specified in Section 1750.

(c) The application for renewal of an expired license may be filed after the expiration date and until that same month and day of the next succeeding year. The fee for a renewal application under this subdivision shall be the fee specified in subdivision (b) and a delinquent fee in the amount specified for a one-year period in Section 1750 for the filing. Each licensee shall be subject to payment of delinquent fees under this section.

(Amended by Stats. 2021, Ch. 133, Sec. 15. (SB 272) Effective July 23, 2021.)


The commissioner shall not issue any permanent license within 30 days prior to the expiration date on record for a previously licensed entity unless the person shall have also filed an application for renewal of the license for that license year or term directly following the expiration date to which the application for renewal relates and shall have paid the fee for filing specified in Section 1750. As to the filing of the renewal application, the provisions of Section 1718 shall not be applicable.

(Amended by Stats. 1985, Ch. 770, Sec. 9.1.)


(a) A licensee who has applied to renew a license under this chapter shall be entitled to continue operating under the existing license for 60 days after its specified expiration date, or until notified by the department that the renewal application is deficient, whichever comes first, if the applicant has satisfied all license renewal requirements, including, but not limited to, the following:

(1) The submission of the applicable renewal application and fee on or before the expiration date of the license.

(2) The satisfaction of all required continuing education or training requirements.

(b) This section shall not apply to any license that is suspended or revoked.

(Amended by Stats. 2005, Ch. 312, Sec. 4. Effective January 1, 2006.)


If a natural person while licensed pursuant to the provisions of this chapter or Chapter 6 (commencing with Section 1760), Chapter 7 (commencing with Section 1800), or Chapter 8 (commencing with Section 1831) of this part, Part 5 (commencing with Section 12140) of Division 2, or Chapter 1 (commencing with Section 14000) or Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 15000) of Division 5 enters the military service of the United States and is in that service at a time prescribed for the filing of a renewal application, the filing of that application is waived, and the license held by that licensee at the time of the licensee’s entry into military service shall remain in force during the period of that military service and until the end of the license year in which the licensee is released from that service, but not for less than six months after that release. During that period, the licensee may secure a license of the type held by the licensee upon entry into military service upon the filing of an application and paying the fee therefor without the necessity of taking an examination or paying a penalty.

(Amended by Stats. 2019, Ch. 502, Sec. 1. (SB 240) Effective October 3, 2019.)


(a) At the time any original or renewal license application that is submitted to the commissioner shows a conviction of the applicant of a felony involving dishonesty or breach of trust, or of a violation of Section 1033 of Title 18 of the United States Code, the commissioner shall either commence a proceeding pursuant to Section 1668 or 1669, or Section 1738 in the case of a renewal application, or give written consent to the applicant or licensee pursuant to paragraph (2) of subsection (e) of Section 1033 of Title 18 of the United States Code.

(b) This section shall apply to all licenses and registrations issued by the commissioner pursuant to this code, whether included in this chapter or in any other chapter of this code, and without regard to whether another chapter incorporates the requirements of this section by reference.

(Added by Stats. 1999, Ch. 782, Sec. 3. Effective January 1, 2000.)

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