Who needs a contractor license bond in Jefferson County?
Several contractors – including general contractors, plumbing contractors, electrical contractors, and heating contractors – may need a contractor license bond to work in Jefferson County, Alabama.
Jefferson County oversees many cities, including Birmingham (county seat), Adamsville, Bessemer, Brighton, Center Point, Clay, Fairfield, Fultondale, Gardendale, Graysville, Homewood, Hueytown, Irondale, Kimberly, Lipscomb, Mountain Brook, Pinson, Pleasant Grove, and Tarrant.
There are also some cities shared between Jefferson County and other counties. Cities crossing multiple counties may have different regulations depending on the project’s address. These cities include:
- Helena (partly in Shelby County)
- Hoover (partly in Shelby County)
- Leeds (partly in Shelby County and St. Clair County)
- Sumiton (partly in Walker County)
- Trussville (partly in St. Clair County)
- Vestavia Hills (partly in Shelby County)
- Warrior (partly in Blount County)
In addition to specific county requirements, contractors starting new projects must also follow state business and industry policies, including securing an Alabama contractor license bond.
Get Your Jefferson County Contractor License Bond:
How does a contractor bond work?
Jefferson County ordinances determine licensing and bonding requirements. $5,000 contractor license bonds are required for general, electrical, heating, and plumbing contractors. The Jefferson County Development Services Department governs construction activities and is the best resource for understanding city codes, permitting, and zoning laws. Additional bonding requirements for Jefferson County may include:
- Jefferson County Building Demolition Bond: Amount varies
- Jefferson County Gasoline Tax Bond: Amount varies
- Jefferson County Land Disturbing Bond: Amount varies
- Jefferson County On-Site Sewage Bond: $5,000
- Jefferson County Right of Way: Amount varies
To obtain your bond, you will pay a premium – a small percentage of the full bond amount. This can be as low as $100 for contractor license bonds in Alabama.
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