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.


Anyone with an interest in surplus lines.

About the CDI: The California Department of Insurance is the consumer protection agency for California’s insurance marketplace and safeguard all of the state’s consumers by fairly regulating the insurance industry.


About the SLA: The Surplus Lines Association of California serves as a statutory surplus line advisory organization to the California Department of Insurance (CDI).


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SLA Member who holds an executive-level position at a brokerage.

About California brokers: Under California law, surplus lines insurance can only be placed by a state-licensed surplus-lines broker.


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About SLIP: The Surplus Lines Information Portal (SLIP) allows brokers to electronically submit their policy information to the Surplus Lines Association of California.

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Brokerage employee who files with the SLA.


Professionals whose role is to ensure compliance with California laws and regulations.

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LASLI Insurers and those interested in applying for the LASLI.

About LASLI: The List of Approved Surplus Lines Insurers is a voluntary list of non-admitted insurers that the California Department of Insurance (CDI) has approved for use by surplus line brokers.

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

Contact Person: Carol Frair
Phone Number: 415.538.4408
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Mailing Address: 
California Department of Insurance
Tax Accounting 300 Capital Mall Ste 1400
Sacramento, CA 95814


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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