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Last Updated on: 5/14/2019 12:44:01 PM

NOTICE: The annual MN prevailing-wage survey is open.  Please follow this link to submit wage information:

It is very important for every contractor to take the time and submit their wages to the system linked above.  By inputting your wage information, you ensure our prevailing wage decisions reflect the wages paid in our area as accurately as possible.  Please submit your info by May 31, 2019.

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 documentation requirements are broken down as follows:

  • All projects:
  • With federal funding (in addition to the requirements listed above for all projects):
    • Federal statement of compliance- the federal statement of compliance must accompany each payroll submitted. Note, however, that the city of Duluth still requires the MnDOT statement of compliance in addition to the federal statement of compliance.
  • With state of Minnesota funding (in addition to the requirements listed above for all projects):


Please submit City of Duluth- Engineering Division payroll documents to:



Or Snail Mail:
Attn: Angela Herbert
City of Duluth Public Works & Utilities Department- Engineering Division
City Hall, Room 211
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:


Angela Herbert
Information Technician- Labor & Payroll Compliance
City Hall, Room 211
411 West First Street
Duluth, MN 55802


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