Public Works Contractors

System Maintenance Notice

Due to maintenance, the Public Works Contractor Registration (PWCR) system will be offline from Friday, January 17 at 6:00 p.m. Pacific Time, to Tuesday, January 21 at 6:00 a.m. Pacific Time. If the system is not available, please try again later.

Who Is a Public Works Contractor?

If you work or bid on a public works project, then you are considered a public works contractor. The term "public works contractor" includes subcontractors. All public works contractors must fulfill four key responsibilities.

Public Works Contractor Responsibilities


To view a list of public works contractors with an active registration, use:

Public Works Contractor Registration Search

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

April 2019