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Prevailing Wage
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Prevailing Wage

Information about Ohio's prevailing wage laws, including how to file a complaint.

Ohio's prevailing wage laws apply to all public improvements financed in whole or in part by public funds when the total overall project cost is fairly estimated to be more than $250,000 for new construction or $75,000 for reconstruction, enlargement, alteration, repair, remodeling, renovation, or painting.


  • Download or view the form , then print out a copy of the form (it is a legal size document, 8½" by 11").
  • Read all questions on the wage claim form carefully before answering. Please fill out your claim completely, legibly, and accurately. You must sign, date, and have it notarized.
  • Provide the contractor's name, name of business, correct address, county, and telephone number. You as the claimant are responsible for providing this information.
  • To help prove your claim, please provide copies of any documentation you have available. For example, pay stubs or a personal record of hours worked on the project. DO NOT SEND ORIGINALS.
  • Be certain that your name, address, social security number, and telephone number are correct. If you do not have a telephone number, please supply this Division with a telephone number where we can reach you. If your address or telephone number changes, it is your responsibility to notify us immediately or your claim could be closed.