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How much does an Alabama contractor license bond cost?
Alabama contractor license bond costs start at $75 annually. Your exact cost will vary depending on the license type you need and its required bond amount. Most city and county contractor license bonds cost $100 annually.
How do you get an Alabama contractor license bond?
You can purchase your Alabama contractor license bond online 24/7. Simply select the bond type required by your licensing agency from the dropdown above or the table below. Bond form information requirements vary based on your licensing authority, but you'll usually need to provide your contractor or construction company name, physical business address, and license type for bond filing approval. Once your order is processed, your surety bond will be sent to your email.
How fast can I get a contractor bond?
Our industry-leading technology and expert customer service team allow us to deliver your official Alabama contractor bond faster than any other surety provider. Orders placed by 4 PM CST Monday-Friday are typically processed with same-day emailed bond delivery. If your licensing authority requires your official bond be physically issued and delivered to you, we'll ship it to your preferred mailing address.
If you have questions about Alabama contractor bond requirements, call 1(800)308-4358 to speak with a friendly surety expert. We're here to guide you through the construction bond process so you can get back to running your business.
What is an Alabama contractor license bond?
“Alabama contractor license bond” is a generic term for the various surety bond types required for state, city, or county contractor licensing. Contractor license bonds require contractors to work according to state or local laws that regulate the construction industry. These bonds protect the licensing authority and consumers from losses resulting from contractor noncompliance.
Why are Alabama contractors bonded?
By filing a bond, contractors agree to comply with any applicable state, county, or city laws outlined on their bond form when performing construction work. If they fail to do so, the issuing surety company will pay valid claims up to the full bond amount. The bonded contractor must then reimburse the surety company for all damages paid. Contractor bonds must be filed before a license will be issued, and they must remain active for the duration of the contractor's license.
Who regulates licensing for contractors?
The Alabama Licensing Board for General Contractors enforces license and surety bond requirements for contractors at the state level. If you have questions about LBGC surety bond requirements, licensing rules, or the status of your contractor license, you can call the board at 1(334)272-5030. Local regulatory agencies, such as city or county licensing departments, also enforce their own additional license and bond requirements for contractors. If you have questions about local construction contractor licensing, contact your local government office.
Do you need an Alabama contractor license bond?
Exact surety bond requirements vary depending on the type of work you do and the specific license you need. Various contractor license bonds are required for statewide licensing, and some cities and counties also enforce their own additional contractor bond requirements. If you work in one of these cities or counties, you must file an additional bond with them directly for local licensing compliance. If you need a surety bond for a city or county not listed, call 1(800)308-4358.
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Need a surety bond for a construction project in Alabama?
Alabama contractor bonds are required for licensing compliance. If you need a surety bond before you can begin work on an individual contracted project, you might need a bid bond, payment bond, performance bond, or other type of contract bond. If you work in states other than Alabama, we also offer contractor license bonds nationwide.
How do I update or change my construction bond form?
If your licensing authority requires you to update information on your bond form, contact your surety provider. If you purchased your bond from SuretyBonds.com, email [email protected] to explain the needed change.
The most common changes requested for these bonds are updates to match professional licensing including:
- contractor or construction company's name
- license number
- license type
How do I renew my contractor bond in Alabama?
You must renew your Alabama surety bond before its current term expires to keep it active for the duration of your construction contractor license. Once you pay your SuretyBonds.com renewal invoice, renewal instructions will be emailed to you to keep your bond active for your next license term.
How do I get licensed as a contractor in Alabama?
To become licensed as a contractor at the state level, you must submit an application specific to the license type for which you are applying. Applications must be filed 30 days before a quarterly board meeting. Additionally, prime contractor applicants must also pass a business and law exam administered by PSI. Completed applications must be on file with the board before registering for the exam. Subcontractor applicants must provide 3 references that can attest to commercial/industrial work completed in the classification requested within an application.
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City and county contractor licensing requirements vary depending on where you work, the type of work you do, and the government office that issues the license. For more information about local contractor license requirements, contact the regulatory agency requiring you to get a bond.