Prevailing Wage

Auditor O'Brien and Denver Labor team members with construction workers

Denver’s Prevailing Wage Ordinance(PDF, 226KB) (§20-76) requires payment of the prevailing wage on contracts with the city, and is enforced by the Auditor’s Office.

Contractors and subcontractors doing work at or in connection with the operation of any public building or public work on behalf of the City and County of Denver must pay their workers prevailing wage. Prevailing wage is required on  contracts of $2,000 or more for construction, improvement, repair, maintenance, demolition, or janitorial work.

Prevailing Wage Determinations

The Prevailing Wage section of the Auditor’s Office monitors and enforces compliance with Denver’s prevailing and living wage laws, ensuring that proper wages are paid and work performed is appropriately classified. The most current prevailing wage determinations are in the box below. Historical prevailing wage determinations can be found in the Archives.

Highway

Highway Modification 0, 01-04-2021(PDF, 214KB) 

See the Current tab for the latest or Archives for old documents.

Living

See the Current tab for the latest or Archives for old documents.


Resources

Download Prevailing Wage forms and other useful resources for contractors below:


Mandatory Site Posters

Living Wage Mandatory Poster
Mandatory Prevailing Wage Poster
Living Wage Poster(PDF, 265KB) Prevailing Wage Poster(PDF, 279KB)
Poster del salario vital(PDF, 444KB) Poster del salario prevaleciente(PDF, 276KB)

LCPtracker Tutorials for Contractors

Contractors working on Denver projects are expected to regularly report their payroll information to show compliance with prevailing wage. To do this, we use a system called LCPtracker. Our investigators are happy to work with you to help with any questions in the process. Our mission is to help educate and work together so everyone is in compliance with the law. You can call our hotline at 720-913-5000.

Youtube Training Videos

Denver LCPtracker Videos

Getting Started

Denver’s Prevailing Wage investigators walk you through some of the key steps to success in LCPtracker. In the first “Getting Started” video, we’ll show you how to set up your account to start entering employees’ wages. If you have questions or Prevailing Wage concerns you can always visit our website at denvergov.org/Auditor or call our Prevailing Wage hotline at 720-913-5000.

 

Submitting First Payroll

In our second video, we’ll show you how correctly enter an employee’s payroll and benefits information and submit it to the investigators for review. If you have questions or Prevailing Wage concerns you can always visit our website at denvergov.org/Auditor or call our Prevailing Wage hotline at 720-913-5000.

 

Fixing Payroll Errors

Denver's Prevailing Wage investigators walk you through some of the key steps to success in LCPtracker. In the third video, we'll show you how to fix an error in your payroll submission if you get a rejection notice from your investigator. If you have questions or Prevailing Wage concerns you can always visit our website at denvergov.org/Auditor or call our Prevailing Wage hotline at 720-913-5000.

Denver Prevailing Wage Videos

Restitution Spreadsheets and Penalty Reports

In this video, we'll show you how to manage restitution spreadsheets and penalty reports from your investigators so your employees can receive the money they are owed and we can resolve underpayment issues with you. If you have questions or Prevailing Wage concerns you can always visit our website at denverauditor.org or call our Prevailing Wage hotline at 720-913-5000.

Writing Restitution Checks

In this video, we'll show you how to correctly fill out restitution checks so your employees can receive the money they are owed and we can resolve underpayment issues with you. If you have questions or Prevailing Wage concerns you can always visit our website at denverauditor.org or call our Prevailing Wage hotline at 720-913-5000.

Reporting Fringe Benefits

In this video, we'll show you how to correctly report fringe benefits to your investigator and in LCPTracker so you can get credit for your benefits as part of your prevailing wage requirements. If you have questions or Prevailing Wage concerns you can always visit our website at denverauditor.org or call our Prevailing Wage hotline at 720-913-5000.


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AUDITOR TIMOTHY O'BRIEN, CPA
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