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Alabama Onsite Wastewater Board Bond

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How much does an onsite sewage system installer bond cost in Alabama?

An onsite sewage system installer bond in Alabama costs $150, regardless of whether the applicant is a basic-level installer or an advanced-level installer. Simply click Buy Now to purchase your bond instantly via our secure bond checkout. In just a few minutes, you can be on your way to being bonded as an onsite sewage system installer.

Bond Type
$15,000Onsite Wastewater Board Bond (Basic Level)
$30,000Onsite Wastewater Board Bond (Advanced Level)

Why do onsite sewage system installers need a surety bond?

The Alabama Onsite Wastewater Board requires basic-level licensees (basic installer license, manufacturer’s license, pumper’s license, portable restroom license) to post $15,000 surety bonds. Advanced-level licensees (Advanced Level I license or Advanced Level II license) must post $30,000 surety bonds.

By posting an onsite wastewater board bond in Alabama, principals (installers) pledge to observe all provisions of the laws, rules, regulations, conditions, criteria, and orders governing onsite sewage disposal systems in the state. If the principal fails to comply with these terms, the bond protects harmed parties from financial loss up to the full penal sum of the bond ($15,000 or $30,000). The principal must reimburse the surety for all damages paid out.

What’s the fine print?

Alabama onsite wastewater board surety bonds remain in full force and effect until canceled. The surety’s liability under the bond ends on the date listed on the bond form, unless the bond is continued from year to year by the issuance of a continuation certificate. The surety can cancel the bond at any time by filing written notice of its intent to cancel with the state at least 45 days prior to the effective date of cancellation.

How to become a wastewater systems installer in Alabama

All installers must be licensed prior to conducting onsite wastewater business in Alabama. To be eligible for a license, applicants must have business and work experience within the requested license location, complete the training and examination requirements, and post a surety bond in the proper amount.

Licenses remain valid for a one-year term and expire annually on December 31.

Additional Resources

Alabama Onsite Wastewater Board

Alabama Onsite Wastewater Board Forms

Alabama Onsite Wastewater Board Application for 2015 License

Alabama Onsite Wastewater Board Administrative Code Code of Ala. 1975, 34-21A

Alabama Onsite Wastewater Board Bond: Advanced-Level Licensees

Alabama Onsite Wastewater Board Bond: Basic-Level Licensees

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