Calif. Business and Professions Code §149
Amended by S.B. 1243
Effective date: January 1, 2015

Unlawful advertisements

If an unlicensed person publishes an advertisement in any medium offering real estate services requiring a license, the California Bureau of Real Estate (CalBRE) may issue a citation requiring the person to:

  • cease the unlawful advertising; and
  • notify the telephone company providing service to the person to disconnect service to the phone number used in the unlawful advertisement.

If the violating person fails to comply, CalBRE may inform the Public Utilities Commission to require the telephone servicer to disconnect service to the phone number in the unlawful advertisement.

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