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Superseded: Director's Residential Prevailing Wage Determinations

Pursuant to the California Code of Regulations Section 16001(d), residential projects consist of single-family homes and apartments up to and including four stories. The residential determination applies only to the residential portion of the project meeting this definition. Construction of any structures or ancillary facilities on the project that does not meet this definition requires the payment of the general commercial prevailing wage rates.

Effective January 26, 2009, the residential determinations were made available on demand for those crafts/classifications which are on file with the Division of Labor Statistics and Research (DLSR) to any interested party upon request. Subsequently, the DLSR updated and published the residential determinations on the DLSR website on April 16, 2009. These residential determinations are in effect for your projects with bid advertisement dates between April 16, 2009 through December 1, 2009.


Alameda Imperial Modoc San Diego Sonoma
Alpine Inyo Mono San Francisco Stanislaus
Amador Kern Monterey San Joaquin Sutter
Butte Kings Napa San Luis Obispo Tehama
Calaveras Lake Nevada San Mateo Trinity
Colusa Lassen Orange Santa Barbara Tulare
Contra Costa Los Angeles Placer Santa Clara Tuolumne
Del Norte Madera Plumas Santa Cruz Ventura
El Dorado Marin Riverside Shasta Yolo
Fresno Mariposa Sacramento Sierra Yuba
Glenn Mendocino San Benito Siskiyou  
Humboldt Merced San Bernardino Solano  

Important Notices - Residential Prevailing Wage Determinations