Davis-Bacon/Prevailing Wage

Duluth City Code 1959 stipulates that all laborers and mechanics working on city projects $2,000 or higher be paid prevailing wage. This includes anyone performing manual labor on the project site, including administrative staff – owners, partners, executives, managers, etc. - when they are performing manual tasks, as well as truck drivers with few exceptions.  Also, all contractors and subcontractors working on the project (including trucking companies transporting materials with few exceptions) are required to submit documentation of prevailing wage payment.   The documents we need to review payrolls are broken down as follows (depending on project funding source):

Funding outside of MnDOT may have other requirements, which would be listed in the special provisions for that project.  If you have questions, please contact our office below.

Submitting your payroll documents:

Subcontractors: please submit your documents to the prime contractor and they will forward the information to the contracting agency.

Prime contractor: please submit your documents to the contracting agency.  If it is a City of Duluth PW&U Engineering project, you can send your documents to:

Angela Herbert
Attn: Angela Herbert
City of Duluth Public Works & Utilities Department- Engineering Division
City Hall, Room 240
411 W 1st St
Duluth, MN 55802

For questions, please call: 218-730-5081

If you are not sure which City of Duluth department/division is the contracting agency, please contact Purchasing ( or 218-730-5340) or Engineering and we will assist you.

See the following links for more information regarding prevailing wage: