Public Works Contractors

System Maintenance Notice

Due to system updates, the Public Works Contractors Registration (PWCR) online application systems will be intermittently offline from 8:30 p.m. Pacific Time on Friday, December 14, 2018 to 1:00 a.m. Pacific Time on Saturday, December 15, 2018. When visiting the website, if the system is unavailable, please try again later

Public Works Contractors – Effective 7/1/17 PWCR registration increases to $400. Learn more here.

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.

October 2016