Not sure who to contact with questions about filing surplus lines taxes? Get to the right person, right away. We’ve done the legwork to gather contact information for the California Department of Insurance and the Surplus Line Association of California.

California Department of Insurance

Contact Person: Laura Clements
Phone Number: 213.346.6127
Email Address:

Contact Person: Carol Frair
Phone Number: 415.538.4408
Email Address:

Mailing Address: 
California Department of Insurance
Tax Accounting 300 Capital Mall Ste 1400
Sacramento, CA 95814


Surplus Line Association of California

Contact Person: Benjamin McKay
Phone Number: 415.434.4900 ext. 114
Email Address:

Contact Person: Pat McAuley
Phone Number: 415.434.4900 ext. 111
Email Address:

Mailing Address: 
Surplus Line Association of California
12667 Alcosta Boulevard, Suite 450
San Ramon, CA 94583

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