Delaware’s Contractor Registration Act 19 Del.C. Chapter 36 requires all businesses who do construction services and/or maintenance in Delaware must register with the Delaware Department of Labor.
Fees for registration are based upon the type or types of work you do under the Act.
"Public Works" are projects that are under the jurisdiction of Delaware’s Prevailing Wage Law 29 Del.C. §6960. These projects are financed by Delaware State and/or Federal agencies and include public buildings (municipal buildings, hospitals, schools) transport infrastructure (roads, railroads, bridges, pipelines, canals, ports, airports) public services (water supply and treatment, sewage treatment, electrical grids, dams) etc.
"Private Work" is all other construction services or maintenance work being performed in the State of Delaware that are owned, controlled, or commissioned by a private party. Private parties include individuals, homeowners, other business entities, nonprofit associations, privately funded schools, hospitals, publicly traded companies, etc.