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Garment Manufacturers & Contractors Registration Application Process
Please follow these steps below to obtain a Garment Manufacturer/Contractor's Registration. You may want to review the frequently asked questions and/or the Information and Instructions Sheet prior to starting the application process.
1. If you do not have PDF viewing software installed on your PC then you will need to get Adobe Acrobat Reader to view and print the forms. You can download and install it by clicking on the link.

2. Complete the registration application online.

a) Create an online account.
Click the "First time user" button to the right if this is your first time in the system. Otherwise, sign in with your user name and password.

b) Complete the online application.
Be sure to save your application if you do not complete it in one sitting. You will be asked to upload copies of business documents while filling out your application. Please make sure you have scanned copies of those documents to your computer so when prompted you can upload them. You will be allowed to save your application in progress and return to complete it.

c) Pay the fee online.
Your fees will depend on whether your business type is Manufacturer or Contractor. Fees are then calculated by the amount of gross sales receipts for the prior 12 months. Fee's range for Manufacturer's from $750 - $2,500 and for Contractor's $250 - $1,000. There is also a $25 Exam fee. When you get to the fees screen you will see the total amount charged and the breakdown of those fees. Once you have submitted your application you will be sent an email that allows you to schedule and take the Garment Registration Exam. Further information and instructions will be included in that email.

d) Submit the application online.
Finish all the required information requested and submit.

Please allow 45 days to process the application. The Labor Commissioner's Office will notify you of your license status. If you have questions or concerns regarding your application, please contact us by email at

This list shows the forms that you might be asked to upload in order to complete your application. You will need to scan the document(s) to your computer and upload a copy of files, if requested.

1) Employment Development Department (EDD) DE-9 or DE-9C Quarterly Report for the most recently filed quarter.
2) Copies of your Fictitious Business Name Statements, if using DBA's.
3) Copy of your Leasing Contract and copy of your 24hr Cancellation Notice for leasing companies.
4) Copy of your valid Driver's license or Government issued Photo ID Card.
5) Copy of your Workers Compensation Insurance (WCI) certificate or Self Insured Certificate from the Director of DIR.
6) Copy of a current Bond if asked to provide one by the DLSE.
7) Copy of your Public Health License for cities located within Los Angeles County except Pasadena, Vernon, and Long Beach.
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