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