Per DIR News Release – The Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) announced December 8, 2015 that a mandatory renewal deadline is approaching for contractors who bid or work on public works projects in California. Contractors whose public works contractor registration expired June 30, 2015, and have ongoing public works projects or plan to bid on new ones, must pay the $300 renewal fee before January 1, 2016 or face an additional $2,000 late penalty after that date.
“Contractor registration ensures that only those contractors who play by the rules can bid and work on public works projects,” stated Julie A. Su, State Labor Commissioner.
As a result of Senate Bill 854, all contractors have been required since April 1, 2015, to register with DIR to be awarded a public works contract, even if the project did not go out to bid.
Please confirm the status of your registration on the DIR website.