Engineering

Davis-Bacon/Prevailing Wage

Note that the U.S. Department of Labor has created a new website for federal wage determination data.  To access the site, go to: https://beta.sam.gov/


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:

Submitting your payroll documents:

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

Prime contractor:

Email: aherbert@duluthmn.gov

Or U.S. Mail:

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


For other City of Duluth projects not administered by the Engineering Division, please contact the appropriate department for payroll guidance.  If you are not sure which City of Duluth department is administering the project, please contact Engineering and we will assist you.

See the following links for more information regarding prevailing wage: