Certified Payroll Reporting

Contractors and subcontractors on most public works projects are required to submit certified payroll records (CPRs) to the Labor Commissioner using DIR's electronic certified payroll reporting system.

A few categories of public works projects are exempt from reporting online to DIR.

Submit Payroll Records

Enter Payroll Online Submit Payroll in XML File *

NOTE:  If you would like to save or print the information you enter in the online certified payroll record, click on the PDF icon that appears on your confirmation page.

Find Payroll Records Online

Payroll records are available to the public using the Payroll Search tool. Confidential information has been removed.

* Software Requirements for XML Files:

For more information and to find exact legal definitions and language please see the Public Works Chapter of the California Labor Code.

February 2024