What is an Alabama City of Mobile Contractor License Bond?
The Alabama City of Mobile Contractor License Bond (also called a CLB) is a surety bond required by the City of Mobile Urban Development Department as part of the contractor licensing process. With the bond, the contractor guarantees that they will carry out their work from beginning to end as established by the terms of their bond and local laws and regulations. An individual harmed by contractor misconduct can file a claim against the bond to receive compensation.
For instance, if the contractor fails to follow the City of Mobile regulations and their actions cause injury, that injured party can file a claim against the contractor’s surety bond for damages up to the bond amount. The surety will investigate the claim to determine if it is valid. If it is, the surety company will compensate the injured party (up to the bond amount). The contractor is ultimately responsible for reimbursing the surety for all valid claims paid out.
Who has to get this bond?
Contractors who want to operate in Mobile, Alabama, must get a surety bond as part of their City of Mobile business license application.
Both the City of Mobile contractor license and contractor license bond are separate from any contractor license or surety bond requirements at the state level. Furthermore, you may also be required to obtain one of the permits listed below from the City of Mobile:
- 6-month electrical investigation permit
- Development permits for properties in flood zones
- Building Contractor permit
- Electrical Contractor permit
- Mechanical Contractor permit
- Plumbing Contractor permit
Always check the licensing, permitting, and bonding requirements of the state, county, and city where you do business to ensure you operate legally.
How much does this bond cost?
The Alabama City of Mobile Contractor License Bond has a required bond amount of $10,000. However, this is not the premium you have to pay for your bond. With EZ Surety Bonds, you can purchase your Mobile, Alabama CLB instantly online for as low as $100, with no credit check.
The obligee for any surety bond is the entity that requires you to have a bond in the first place. For the Alabama City of Mobile CLB, the obligee is the City of Mobile Urban Development Department. You can contact them here:
City of Mobile, Urban Development Department
205 Government Street
Mobile, AL 36602-0001
How to get your Alabama City of Mobile Contractor License Bond
At EZ Surety Bonds, all you need to do to get your City of Mobile CLB is fill out the short application and pay for your bond. There is no need for a credit check, and if you have any questions, you can contact our surety experts at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-866-546-4605.
Frequently asked questions
To become a licensed contractor in Mobile, Alabama, you must:
1. Acquire your Home Builders Licensure Board License (state specific) and Alabama Licensing Board for General Contractors License.
2. Contractors must pass the knowledge and skills exam, which, for general contractors, is the Alabama Business and Law test. Depending on your license classification, you may also need to pass an exam related to your specialty classification.
3. Secure your City of Mobile Contractor License Bond.
4. Submit a City of Mobile business license application.
Operating without a license in Alabama can have severe consequences, including jail time, heavy fines, and the suspension or revocation of your license.
The Alabama City of Mobile CLB has a required bond amount of $10,000. The quick application form on our website allows you to purchase this bond instantly for just $100 without a credit check.
After you’ve purchased your City of Mobile Contractor License Bond on our website, we will mail you the original document. Many obligees require you to file the original bond with them directly; however, some obligees allow an electronically filed bond. Because the bond filing requirements for every bond vary, be sure to check the filing requirements of your obligee before doing anything with your original bond.