Alabama Contractor License Bond

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What is an Alabama contractor license bond?

The state of Alabama does not have a blanket bond requirement for all contractors, but counties and municipalities throughout the state do. Contractors of various types – HVAC, refrigeration, plumbing, roofing, electrical, lawn sprinkler installer, gas fitting, etc. – may need to obtain a surety bond to become licensed in Alabama.

Additionally, a general contractor who doesn’t meet the minimum net worth requirements for work valued at $50,000 or higher may need a contractor license bond. Your obligee, in this case, would be the Alabama Licensing Board for General Contractors.

Contact your local licensing authority to determine if you need a contractor license bond. The bond will ensure you follow local laws and building codes. If you’re bonded and fail to fulfill your obligations, any party injured as a result may file a claim on your bond.

Learn more about how contractor license bonds work in our complete guide.

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Alabama Contractor License Bond Requirements

If you need to get a contractor’s license in a city or county in Alabama, you may need to post a surety bond first. Most contractor license bonds are worth $1,000 to $15,000. You will pay a small percentage of the bond requirement for your location. The better your credit score is, the lower your premium may be. Expect to pay as little as 1-3% of the total bond amount.

If you plan to operate your business in any of the following counties or cities in Alabama, you may need a surety bond first. Check with your local governing organization (or contact ZipBonds) to know for sure.

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