On September 9, 2008 Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett signed into law the Prevailing Wage bill that passed the County Council with overwhelming support. Beginning with contracts executed on July 1, 2009, the Prevailing Wage Law is patterned after the Federal Davis-Bacon and State of Maryland’s prevailing wage laws. It requires the prevailing wage be paid to workers on County financed construction contracts. The prevailing wage rate is the rate paid for comparable work in the private sector within the County. The rates are calculated by the State, based on surveys of construction company employers. In the instance where a job classification is not listed, request a rate determination with this Request for Additional Wage Rates form. Information on the prevailing wage law for the State of Maryland can be viewed at: http://dllr.state.md.us/labor/prev.html.