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Wage Requirements

The County Code of Howard County, Maryland, as codified through Council Bill 54, enacted on July 30, 2008 set forth wage requirements in Section 4.122A, which require contractors to pay each employee an hourly rate sufficient to at least equal 125% of the federal poverty guidelines. The current wage requirement rate as of January 22, 2014 is $14.33.  Contracts issued by Howard County anticipated to exceed $100,000 for services require written certification to the County from the contractor of its intent to comply with the wage requirements. 

For First time contracts, the Howard County Wage Requirements Initial Form can be downloaded by clicking on link below: 

MICROSOFT WORD VERSION:  Living Wage - Initial (DOC)
ADOBE ACROBAT (PDF) VERSION:  Living Wage - initial (PDF) 

For contract renewals, the Howard County Wage Requirements Renewal Form can be downloaded by clicking on the link below:

MICROSOFT WORD VERSION:  Living Wage - renewal (DOC)
ADOBE ACROBAT (PDF) VERSION:  Living Wage - renewal (PDF) 



More information about the wage requirements may be found in the Howard County Code by clicking on the link below: 

Howard County Code then enter 4.122A into the search box at the upper right cornner.