Birmingham Contractor License Bond

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Who needs a contractor bond in Birmingham?

According to Birmingham City Ordinances, professionals working in demolition, electrical, plumbing, and gas trades may need a contractor license bond in Birmingham, Alabama. In addition to local laws, contractors must also follow state laws and regulations, including securing an Alabama contractor license bond.

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How does a Birmingham contractor license bond work?

A contractor license bond ensures contractors follow business and industry standards, such as properly paying taxes and finishing projects entirely and on time. To operate as any of the following contractors in Birmingham, you may need a surety bond.

  • Electric Contractor: $10,000 bond
  • Plumber and Gas Fitter Contractor: $10,000 bond
  • Building Wrecker Contractor: Bond amount varies
  • Liquid Petroleum Gas Contractor: Bond amount varies

Generally, licenses are issued for a one-year term and then expire if not renewed by the month of issuance. Licensing is overseen by the Birmingham Department of Planning, Engineering, and Permits. Contact the department for more information, or call ZipBonds at (888) 435-4191.

Apply for Your Contractor Bond in Birmingham, Alabama

ZipBonds offers the fastest and most secure option for getting bonded. Our all-digital platform is intuitive and straightforward. Apply online, email or call 888.435.4191 to speak with an agent directly.



Founders Ryan Swalve and Zach Mefferd formed the vision for when they realized how overly complicated it was to help clients place surety. The frustration of being unable to incorporate the technology they’d used in other insurance-focused projects left them thinking “there has to be a better way.”

Fast forward a couple of years, and that better way is the impetus of everything we do at ZipBonds. We constantly look for innovative ways to improve the bonding process for our clients and agents. Our team comprises individuals who understand all angles of surety – for companies, agencies, and individuals. Incorporating everyone’s point of view to improve the process while simultaneously integrating cutting-edge technology is what sets our business apart.