Apply for a New or Renew Garment Registration Certificate

Every person engaged in the business of garment manufacturing must register with the Labor Commissioner.

Apply Online

Applying online is quick, easy, and saves you money on credit card charges! You can save your application throughout the process, pay fees online, and easily submit the application after all required documents are completed and attached.

  1. Create your online account here.
  2. Go to "First Time User" and fill in the form to complete the creation of your account.
  3. After you log into your online account, use the Garment Registration Instructions and checklist for help filling out the form and to confirm that all the documents listed are still current and are attached before you submit the application

Apply in Person or by Mail

1. Download the package using these links:

  • Application for Registration-Garment Manufacturing Industry (DLSE Form 810) - English
    (also available in:  Spanish    Chinese    Korean    Vietnamese    Tagalog)
  • Declaration and Authorization to Release Information (optional)
    • Call the Garment Hotline on a Monday, Wednesday, or Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at 510-285-3398 and request a package via fax Fax: (510) 286-1366 to be sent to you.
    • Pick up a package in person or request a package by mail:
        Division of Labor Standards Enforcement
        Licensing and Registration Unit

        1515 Clay Street
        Suite 401
        Oakland, CA 94612

2. Fill out the application. Be sure to include all supporting documentation and fees.

Applicants must submit:

  1. Completed application Form DLSE 810. If you are applying as a manufacturer, you must complete the Manufacturer's Certification located on page 4.
  2. Annual registration fees. See the Payments and Fees page for the amount of your fee.
    • If you are required to to pay a bond in order to register your garment business, then pay the bond in addition to your annual registration fees.
  3. A valid workers' compensation insurance certificate or a copy of the certificate from the Director of the Department of Industrial Relations consenting to your being self insured against liability to pay compensation under the State's workers' compensation laws either as an individual employer or as one employer in a group of employers.

    A valid workers‘ compensation insurance certificate MUST:
    • Show the complete and correct name of the legal entity that is the insured employer, i.e. full name of an individual (if a sole proprietorship), all partners, general and limited (if a partnership), name of limited liability company, or corporation, whichever is applicable.
    • Show correct fictitious business name (the "doing business as" name), if applicable.
    • Contain the complete and correct address of each location where the employer engages in the business of car washing and polishing; and
    • Identify the certificate holder as:
        Division of Labor Standards Enforcement
        Licensing and Registration Unit
        1515 Clay Street
        Suite 401
         Oakland, CA 94612
    • IMPORTANT: The DLSE will not accept copies of an application for insurance, policy declaration, information page, annual rating endorsement, or payroll report. Only the actual certificate or a readable copy will be accepted.

    • Most recently filed Employment Development Department (EDD) DE-9 or DE-9C report.
  4. Additional Documentation for NEW Applicants must submit:
    • Examination fee of $25.00. When the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement receives your completed application with your $25.00 examination fee, you will be sent an authorization for examination letter. This letter will tell you where and when you can take the exam, and provide you with instructions of what you need to bring to the exam.
    • A copy of the Fictitious Business Name Statement for any business name(s) (dba's) you intend to use. (Contact the local county clerk's office to apply.)
    • Copies of both the State Employment Tax I.D. Number (SEIN) AND the Federal Tax I.D. number (FEIN) or application for the same.
    • A copy of the public health license is required only if business is located in Los Angeles County (with the exception of Vernon, Pasadena and Long Beach). Individual owner's/partners' and/or corporate name(s) and business names(s) must be shown. You may apply at 5050 Commerce Drive, Baldwin Park, CA 91706-1423.

3. Deliver or mail the completed application package to:

      Department of Industrial Relations
      Division of Labor Standards Enforcement
      Licensing and Registration Unit

      1515 Clay Street
      Suite 401
      Oakland, CA 94612

AN INCOMPLETE APPLICATION, INCLUDING INCOMPLETE SUBMISSION OF REQUIRED SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION, WILL DELAY THE ISSUANCE OF YOUR LICENSE. IF YOU ARE SUBMITTING A RENEWAL APPLICATION, TO AVOID A LAPSE IN THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF YOUR LICENSE, PLEASE RETURN YOUR APPLICATION PACKAGE, WITH FEES AND DOCUMENTATION, AT LEAST 90 DAYS PRIOR TO THE EXPIRATION OF YOUR LICENSE.

Garment exam study materials

August 2017