California State Government Agencies

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  • Board of Equalization

    240 forms 4 contacts

  • Board of Equalization
  • Board Of Equalization

    210 forms 1 contacts

  • Board of Forestry and Fire Protection

    11 forms 1 contacts

    The Board of Forestry and Fire Protection is a government-appointed body within the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (the Department). It is responsible for developing the general forest policy of the state, determining the guidance policies of the Department, and representing the state's interest in federal forestland in California. Together, the Board and the Department work to carry out the California Legislature's mandate to protect and enhance the state's unique forest and wildland resources. The Board is charged with protecting all wildland forest resources in California that are not under federal jurisdiction. These resources include major commercial and non-commercial stands of timber, areas reserved for parks and recreation, woodlands, brush-range watersheds, and all private and state lands that contribute to California's forest resource wealth.

  • Board of Optometry

    54 forms 1 contacts

    The California State Board of Optometry protects the health and safety of California consumers through licensing and regulation of the practices of Optometry and Opticianry.

  • Board of Parole Hearings

    22 forms 1 contacts

    The Board of Parole Hearings (BPH) conducts parole consideration hearings, parole rescission hearings and parole progress hearings for adult inmates and parolees under the jurisdiction of the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Duties of the BPH also include, but are not limited to, mentally disordered offender and sexually violent predator screenings and hearings, investigation of requests for pardons, reprieves and commutation of sentences and foreign prisoner transfer requests.

  • Board of Pharmacy

    6 forms 1 contacts

    The Board of Pharmacy protects and promotes the health and safety of Californians by pursuing the highest quality of pharmacist’s care and the appropriate use of pharmaceuticals through education, communication, licensing, legislation, regulation, and enforcement.

  • Board of Pilot Commissioners For the Bays of San Francisco, San Pablo, and Suisun

    11 forms 1 contacts

    The Board of Pilot Commissioners for the Bays of San Francisco, San Pablo, and Suisun (the BOPC) is the oversight body that licenses and regulates up to 60 maritime pilots who make up the San Francisco Bar Pilots. The Board’s responsibilities include training, licensing, incident investigation and rate determination. For more information about Board statutes, click the Links tab. The BOPC was established in California’s first Legislative Session. It has been in continuous existence since 1850, making it the oldest Commission in California. Originally an independent state agency, on January 1, 2009, it became a department of the Business, Transportation, and Housing Agency, which has responsibility for the movement of goods throughout the state of California. On July 1, 2013, the Business Transportation and Housing Agency was subsequently re-organized as the California State Transportation Agency. The BOPC is “tax neutral.” All of its expenses are paid for by the shipping industry through surcharges on pilotage fees and not by state or local taxes.

  • Board of Podiatric Medicine

    28 forms 1 contacts

  • Board of Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists
  • Board of Psychology

    9 forms 1 contacts

    The California Board of Psychology dates back to 1958 when the first psychologists were certified in the State. The Board of Psychology is one of the regulatory entities which fall under the organizational structure of the Department of Consumer Affairs.

    The Board consists of nine members (five licensed psychologists and four public members) who are appointed to the Board for four-year terms. Each member may serve a maximum of two full terms. The five licensed members and two of the public members are appointed by the Governor. One public member is appointed by the Senate Rules Committee, and one public member is appointed by the Speaker of the Assembly. Public members cannot be licensed by the Board of Psychology or by any other Department of Consumer Affairs healing arts board.

    The Board of Psychology is funded through license, application, and examination fees. The Board receives no tax payer funds from the State of California.

  • Board of Registered Nursing

    181 forms 1 contacts

    In 1994, the Board initiated an in-depth strategic planning process to set a direction that would ensure the Board's effectiveness and responsiveness to the public which it serves. The Board's goals and objectives are to maximize effectiveness in consumer protection and consumer service; create a work environment that promotes employee success in order to better serve the public; take a proactive leadership role in structuring 21st century health care related to registered nursing and advanced practice nursing; and to implement the Governor's Nurse Workforce Initiative in partnership with other State agencies. Ongoing strategic planning ensures continual improvement of service to the public, anticipation of future public needs, and evaluation of performance.

  • Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians

    14 forms 1 contacts

    The Board serves and protects the public by licensing qualified and competent vocational nurses and psychiatric technicians through ongoing educational oversight, regulation, and enforcement.

  • Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education

    5 forms 1 contacts

    The Bureau protects students and consumers through the oversight of California’s private postsecondary educational institutions by conducting qualitative reviews of educational programs and operating standards, proactively combating unlicensed activity, impartially resolving student and consumer complaints, and conducting outreach.

  • Bureau of Automotive Repair

    1 forms 13 contacts

    The Bureau strives to protect and serve California consumers by ensuring a fair and competitive automotive repair marketplace and administering a model motor vehicle emissions reduction program, serving Californians through effective regulation of the automotive repair and Smog Check industry.

  • Bureau of Cannabis Control

    17 forms 2 contacts

    The Bureau of Cannabis Control (Bureau) is the lead agency in regulating commercial cannabis licenses for medical and adult-use cannabis in California. The Bureau is responsible for licensing retailers, distributors, testing laboratories, microbusinesses, and temporary cannabis events.

  • Bureau of Household Goods and Services

    88 forms 3 contacts

    The Bureau of Household Goods and Services strives to protect consumers, work with and educate businesses so we can be mutually successful in today's challenging marketplace.

    The Bureau is comprised of a group of skilled individuals, many coming from the industry itself, who conduct inspections, process licenses and enforce compliance with the law. The dedicated team has an open communication with the public and the industry, welcoming feedback, suggestions, and innovative ideas to continually improve the services.

  • Bureau of Real Estate Appraisers

    31 forms

  • Bureau of Real Estate Appraisers

    26 forms 1 contacts

    The mission of BREA is to safeguard public trust by promoting professionalism in the real estate appraisal industry through licensing, education, and enforcement. In 1989, Title XI of the federal Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery and Enforcement Act was adopted by congress mandating states to license and certify real estate appraisers who appraise property for federally related transactions. The federal law was enacted as a result of the savings and loan disaster. In response to the federal mandate, the Real Estate Appraisers Licensing and Certification Law was enacted by the California Legislature in 1990 (AB 527, Chapter 491 of 1990). BREA was established within the Business, Transportation and Housing Agency, and charged with developing and implementing a real estate appraiser licensing and certification program compliant with the federal mandate.

  • Bureau of Security and Investigation Services

    13 forms 2 contacts

    The Bureau license and regulates alarm companies and employees, locksmith companies and employees, private investigators, private patrol operator, proprietary private security guards, and training facilities and instructors.