1) The Delaware Department of Labor offices will be closed on Thursday and Friday November 24th and 25th, 2022, in observance of The Thanksgiving Holiday. All payments scheduled for Thursday and Friday November 24th and 25th, 2022, will be processed on Monday November 28th, 2022. Please allow up to one week before contacting us regarding the status of payments. 2) Delaware SB184 requires many employers working on prevailing wage projects meet Craft Training requirements. Payments to the Apprenticeship and Training Fund is one to meet this obligation. Find out more at the Delaware One Stop. More Info

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Contractor Registration Act


Pursuant to 19 Del. Chapter 36, All contractors must obtain their Contractor Registration Certificate prior to performing construction services or maintenance work throughout Delaware. Regarding public works projects only, contractors working on July 1, 2021, must submit their application and fee by August 1, 2021.

“Construction services” includes all building or work on a building, structure, or improvement of any type, including bridges, dams, plants, highways, parkways, streets, tunnels, sewers, mains, power lines, pumping stations, heavy generators, railways, airports, terminals, docks, piers, wharves, buoys, jetties, breakwaters, levees, canals, dredging, shoring, rehabilitation and reactivation of plants, scaffolding, drilling, blasting, excavating, clearing and landscaping, including tree cutting.

The Act creates a fair bidding environment for contractors who obey the law and ensures that all are properly licensed and are providing required protections to all of their workers. The Delaware Contractor Registration Act creates a contractor registration system to effectively regulate employee misclassification by doing all of the following:

  1. Requires contractors to pay a small annual fee and apply for a certificate of registration to engage in construction activities in this State.
  2. Requires registered contractors to establish compliance with State labor and revenue laws.
  3. Requires that all contractors who work on a public works contract comply with the new contractor registration requirement.
  4. Provides contractors and constituents a public portal to view compliant contractors for services.

Apply for your Delaware Contractor Registration Certificate

If you have questions, contact the Office of Contractor Registration at (302)430-7739 or Contract.Registry@delaware.gov.


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