As a reminder, public works contractors who are registered with the Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) for the fiscal year (ending June 30, 2021) may now renew their registration(s) for the next fiscal year (starting July 1, 2021) using DIR’s online public works contractor registration system. Registered contractors who fail to renew by July 1st, but continue working on public works after that date will be subject to late fees and potential penalties.
Contractors must be registered with the DIR before bidding, being awarded, or performing work on public works projects in California.
Using the online system, public works contractors can:
- Register for the first time
- Renew an active registration
- Reactivate a prior registration
- Securely pay the non-refundable $300 registration/renewal fee (and penalties if applicable)
Contractor registration is active when the online registration form is complete, and the $400 registration/renewal fee is processed. Registration is processed within 24 hours, if paying by credit card. Note, public works contractors are now able to register for one, two or three fiscal years for a fee of $400, $800 or $1,200, respectively.
Early renewal is only available for public works contractors who are currently registered with DIR. Any contractor who fails to register before bidding or being awarded a public works project may be subject to a $2,000 penalty.