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Davis-Bacon and Related Acts Frequently Asked Questions

 
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II. Obtaining Davis-Bacon Wage Determinations

How do I obtain a wage determination for a construction project to be performed at a location not covered by a published determination?

If no general wage determination is listed for a given county and type of construction, the following procedure to obtain a project wage determination should be followed.

The Federal agency funding or financially assisting the construction project requests a wage determination under the Davis-Bacon Act or any of the related prevailing wage statutes by submitting a Standard Form (SF) 308 to the following address:

U.S. Department of Labor
Employment Standards Administration
Wage and Hour Division
Branch of Construction Wage Determinations
200 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Room S-3014
Washington, D.C. 20210

In completing a SF-308, the agency must furnish:

  1. A sufficiently detailed description of the project to indicate the type(s) of construction involved. Separate attachments, if necessary for identification of the type of project, must be furnished.
  2. The county (or other civil subdivision) and State in which the proposed project is located.

The time required for processing requests for wage determinations varies according to the facts and circumstances in each case. An agency should anticipate that such processing will take at least 30 days.