DIR Registration Renewal

All contractors DIR registration will expire on June 30, 2018.

Please note possible penalties below if registration is not renewed by due date per DIR:

Register or Renew

Registration costs $400, covers one fiscal year (July 1-June 30), and must be renewed on an annual basis. Credit card payments can be processed within 24 hours, while other forms of payment may delay registration for up to eight weeks.*

Who Is Eligible to Register?

Contractors must meet the following requirements to register:

  • Have workers’ compensation coverage for any employees and only use subcontractors who are registered public works contractors.
  • Have Contractors State License Board license if applicable to trade.
  • Not have any delinquent unpaid wage or penalty assessments owed to any employee or enforcement agency.
  • Not be under federal or state debarment.
  • Not be in prior violation of this registration requirement once it becomes effective. However, for the first violation in a 12-month period, a contractor may still qualify for registration by paying an additional penalty.

* Consequences of Failing to Register

Contractors can be subject to a penalty in the following cases:

  • First-time registration:  A penalty of $2,000 applies when a contractor is registering for the first time and did any of the following in the past 12 months:
    1.  bid or was awarded a public works project
    2.  worked on a public works project
  • Late renewal (between July 1 and September 30): If a contractor bid on, was awarded, or worked on a public works project after their registration expired:
    1.  a penalty of $400 applies when the lapse in registration is accidental
    2.  a penalty of $2,000 applies when the lapse in registration is not accidental
  • Renewal after September 30 or reactivation:  A penalty of $2,000 applies when a contractor did any of the following in the past 12 months while unregistered:
    1.  bid or was awarded a public works project
    2. worked on a public works project
  • Repeat violations: Contractors who are found to be in violation of the registration requirement twice in 12 months can be disqualified from working in public works for up to 12 months at a time.

To learn more about public works contractor registration, please go to the frequently asked questions. For further help, please contact us.

For more information, please go to www.dir.ca.gov


Recent Posts

California’s Minimum Wage to Increase to $16.00 Per Hour on January 1, 2024

California law mandates that the minimum wage be increased in response to inflation. Specifically, California Labor Code section 1182.12 delegates authority to the Director of Finance to annually determine and certify to the Governor and State Legislature whether an adjustment…

October 2, 2023

Employers Are Not Liable For The Spread of Covid to Employees’ Household Members

The California Supreme Court unanimously ruled that employers owe no duty to prevent “take home” cases of Covid-19 and are not liable to nonemployees who contract Covid from employee household members who bring the virus home from the workplace. The…

September 26, 2023

Brunch Break

Join us in an opportunity to get to know your fellow WPCCA members for brunch at the beautiful Old Ranch Country Club in Seal Beach! This event will feature a presentation by Molly Burns, Environmental Affairs Manager at Dunn-Edwards, who…

August 3, 2023

WPCCA 2023 Mid-Year Legislative Update

California State Legislature has crossed the midway point of the 2022 Legislative Session. Legislators had until June 2nd to move legislation out of their house of origin. Bills that did not clear that hurdle must be shelved for the year….

July 25, 2023

WPCCA Construction Contracts 101 Webinar Series: Private Works Remedies

This 2 part webinar series on Construction Contracts will provide an overview on construction contracts and means to mitigate risks for contractors and subcontractors engaging in public and private works. Join our part 2 webinar on Private Works Remedies presented…

July 11, 2023