720-913-5000 auditor@denvergov.org

Prevailing Wage

Prevailing Wage

Denver’s Prevailing Wage Ordinance (§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 Overview (PDF)

i

Ordinances

Read all the pertaining portions of the Denver Revised Municipal Code (DRMC) or ordinances pertaining to Prevailing Wage.

READ MORE
The following files contain portions of the Denver Revised Municipal Code (DRMC) or ordinances pertaining to Prevailing Wage:

Are you owed money?

The Auditor’s Prevailing Wage staff ensure that people working on City projects get paid fairly by investigating that City contractors meet the standards of the Prevailing and Living Wage ordinances. If you did work under a City contractor or on Denver-owned property, you might be owed back pay.

LCP Tracker Tutorials

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 LCP tracker. Use these tutorials to guide you through the process.

Forms

All the forms you could need for Prevailing Wage.

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.

Mandatory Site Posters

English (PDF) | Español (PDF)

English (PDF) | Español (PDF)

Using LCPtracker

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. 

Denver LCPtracker: 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.

Denver LCPtracker: Submitting First Payroll

Denver’s Prevailing Wage investigators walk you through some of the key steps to success in LCPtracker. 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.

Denver LCPtracker: Fixing Payroll Error

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: Restitution Spreadsheets and Penalty Reports

Denver’s Prevailing Wage investigators walk you through some of the key steps to success. 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.

Denver Prevailing Wage: Writing Restitution Checks

Denver’s Prevailing Wage investigators walk you through some of the key steps to success. 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.

Prevailing Wage: Reporting Fringe Benefits

Denver’s Prevailing Wage investigators walk you through some of the key steps to success. 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.

Do you believe a contractor is violating the prevailing wage ordinance? If so, please submit your contact information below. If you’d like to submit anonymously, simply leave the contact fields blank. Someone from the Prevailing Wage Division will be in touch as soon as possible upon receiving your complaint.

Disclaimer: If you do wish to submit this complaint anonymously, we will be unable to follow-up with you should we need additional information.

Prevailing Wage Complaint Form

Are you an employee of the contractor?

3 + 7 =

Get in touch

Messaging us about

Newsletter Opt-In

Subscribe To Our Newsletter

Stay updated once a month with news from our office and Auditor O'Brien

Thanks for your interest in the auditor's office!