DWC Form 83, Agreement for Certain Building and Construction Workers, is a Texas State form used for residential and small commercial construction contractors to establish the obligations between a hiring contractor and the independent contractor being hired in regards to workers' compensation insurance. This document is only applicable to the following construction contractor work: residential structures (including single-family, duplex, triplex, and four-plex dwellings), commercial structures including more than four-family properties, but not in excess of three stories or 20,000 sq. ft., and any appurtenance related to these buildings.
This document must be executed before the hiring contractor's related work is to start. This agreement will be in place for one year from the filing date and is applicable to all work between the hiring contractor and independent contractor. A new filing must be submitted at the end of each year. The DWC and the insurance agent must be given notice, using Form DWC-84, if any subsequent work between these parties is to follow any different agreement.
This Texas DWC Form 83 is issued by the Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers' Compensation and the latest form was issued on April 1, 2018. A printable DWC Form 83 version is available for download below.
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