Alabama Surety Bonds2019-07-17T19:01:13+00:00

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Alabama Surety Bonds

Surety Bonds in Alabama

Alabama is home to more than 299,000 businesses, many of which need to purchase surety bonds in order to operate legally. Alabama state agencies require 81 different bond types, and local municipalities within Alabama require an additional 167 bonds for various local ordinances.

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Our comprehensive network includes access to more than 30 different markets, ensuring that your agency can find the best rates for all 248 different types of surety bonds in Alabama with a simple online application. BondExchange underwriters are also available to answer any of your questions with our online chat or by phone – with real-life underwriters answering on the 1st ring!

Comprehensive Alabama Surety Bond Library

BondExchange provides its agents with complete, comprehensive access to every surety bond in The Camellia State. BondExchange has been quoting and issuing bonds for insurance agents for more than 40 years, compiling a database of more than 10,000 different bonds across the country. Our database facilitates the accurate and fast processing needed to make surety bonds a profitable venture for your agency. Below are some of the most common surety bonds your Alabama customers may need:

Contractor License Bonds

Alabama requires a number of different contractor bonds across a variety of different license types. For example, HVAC and HVACR contractors must file a $15,000 bond with Board of Heating and Air Conditioning Contractors, while roofing contractors must file a $10,000 surety bond with the Home Builders Licensure Board.

Motor Vehicle Dealer Bonds

Motor vehicle dealers and designated agents in Alabama need to purchase a $25,000 surety bond and file it with the Department of Revenue Motor Vehicle Division.

Notary Public Bonds

Individuals wishing to become a commissioned notary must file a $25,000 notary bond with the Secretary of State. The bond must remain in effect for the four-year term of the commission. While the bond protects the public from unlawful acts of the notary, BondExchange also offers notary E&O coverage to protect the notary from loss due to lawful errors and omissions.

Waste Water Safety Bonds

Alabama requires a number of surety bonds from businesses working in the wastewater industry. There are separate bonds for installers, manufacturers, pumpers, licensing the use of portable bathrooms, as well as two advanced level bonds. These bonds cost between $15,000 and $30,000 each.

Private School Performance Bonds

Alabama requires driving schools, cosmetology schools, real estate schools, and both degree-granting and non-degree-granting private schools within the state to purchase performance bonds of up to $50,000.

Motor Fuel Bonds

Businesses that supply, import, export, distribute, blend motor fuels or operate motor fuel terminals all require separate bonding from the State of Alabama Department of Revenue Business & License Tax Division.

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State Bonds Municipal Bonds

Appraisal Management Company ($25,000.00)
Auctioneer ($10,000.00)
Automobile Club ($25,000.00)
Automotive Dismantler and Parts Recycler ($25,000.00)
Bail Bondsman ($25,000.00)
Blanket Unemployment Compensation Tax
Compressed Natural Gas / Liquefied Natural Gas
Custom Application of Pesticides
Grain Dealer
Health Studio ($50,000.00)
Heating and Air Conditioning AND Refrigeration Contractor ($15,000.00)
Heating and Air Conditioning Contractor ($15,000.00)
Home Inspector ($10,000.00)
House Moving ($5,000.00)
Hunting and Fishing License Sales Agent ($20,000.00)
Hunting and Fishing License Sales Agent ($10,000.00)
Investment Advisor ($50,000.00)
Land Disturbing
Liquefied Petroleum Gas Distributor ($5,000.00)
Livestock Weigher’s ($1,000.00)
Lost Title
Manufactured Housing Installer
Manufactured Housing Manufacturer
Manufactured Housing Retailer
Marine Sanitation Device Inspector ($10,000.00)
Medicaid Agency
Medicaid DME and Medical Supply Provider ($50,000.00)
Mortgage Broker
Motor Fuels: Blender
Motor Fuels: Distributor
Motor Fuels: Exporter
Motor Fuels: Importer
Motor Fuels: Permissive Supplier
Motor Fuels: Supplier
Motor Fuels: Terminal Operator
Motor Vehicle Dealer and Designated Agent ($25,000.00)
New Motor Vehicle Dealer ($25,000.00)
Notary Public ($25,000.00)
Oil & Gas: Blanket
Oil & Gas: Single well
Performance of the Work
Performance of the Work
Petroleum Products Inspection Fee Payments
Playing Cards Tax
Plumbing and/or Gas Fitting Contractor
Polygraph Examiner ($5,000.00)
Pool Room Operator ($1,000.00)
Premium Finance Company
Preneed Funeral Merchandise and Services Contracts
Private School Agent ($2,500.00)
Private School Performance (Degree Granting) ($50,000.00)
Private School Performance (Driving School) ($2,500.00)
Private School Performance (Non-Degree Granting) ($20,000.00)
Private School Performance (Real Estate School) ($20,000.00)
Professional Fundraiser or Commercial Co-Venturer ($10,000.00)
Promoter’s License
Property Broker or Freight Forwarder BMC-84 (ICC Broker) ($75,000.00)
Public Official
Refrigeration Contractor ($15,000.00)
Residential Roofer ($10,000.00)
Sale of Checks
School Performance (Cosmetology) ($50,000.00)
Scrap Tire Transporter & Collection ($10,000.00)
Surface Coal Mining Reclamation
Surface Mining Reclamation (Not Coal)
Surplus Lines Broker ($50,000.00)
Telemarketing ($50,000.00)
Termite Eradication and Control Work ($2,500.00)
Tobacco Tax
Transient Merchant
Transportation Broker ($10,000.00)
Underground Storage Facility for a Solution-mined Cavity and Storage Well
Vacation Time Sharing Plan Broker ($5,000.00)
Vacation Time Sharing Salesman ($5,000.00)
Warehouseman’s
Waste Water: Advanced Level II License ($30,000.00)
Waste Water: Advanced Level I License ($30,000.00)
Waste Water: Basic Installer License ($15,000.00)
Waste Water: Basic Manufacturers License ($15,000.00)
Waste Water: Portable Restroom License ($15,000.00)
Waste Water: Pumpers License ($15,000.00)

Alabama Gas Corporation Utility Deposit
Alabama Power Company – Birmingham Division Utility Deposit
Alabama Power Company – Eastern Division Utility Deposit
Alabaster – City Public Improvements License and Permit ($5,000.00)
Albertville Municipal Utilities Board Utility Deposit
Alexander City – City License/Permit
Arab – City Liquor Permit ($10,000.00)
Arab Electric Cooperative, Inc Utility Deposit
Athens – City Alcohol Ordinance Tax or Fee ($10,000.00)
Auburn – City Electrician ($5,000.00)
Auburn – City General Contractor ($1,000.00)
Auburn – City General Contractor ($5,000.00)
Auburn – City Plumbers ($5,000.00)
Baldwin – County Concessionaire
Baldwin County Electric Membership Corporation Utility Deposit
Bessemer – City License/Permit
Bessemer – City Utility Deposit
Birmingham – City Building Wrecker – BLANKET
Birmingham – City Building Wrecker – SINGULAR
Birmingham – City Detective Agency
Birmingham – City Electrical ($10,000.00)
Birmingham – City House Moving
Birmingham – City Land Disturbing Activity
Birmingham – City Liquified Petroleum Gas
Birmingham – City Plumber’s and Gas Fitter’s ($10,000.00)
Birmingham – City Transient Merchant
Birmingham – City Water Service Indemnity
Boaz – City Alcohol Ordinance Tax or Fee ($5,000.00)
Carrollton – Township Alcohol Ordinance Tax or Fee ($10,000.00)
Cherokee Electric Cooperative Utility Deposit
Chickasaw – City Contractor’s License/Permit ($10,000.00)
Chickasaw – City Small Loan Company ($1,000.00)
City of Foley dba Riviera Utilities Utility Deposit
Clay – City License/Permit
Colbert – County License/Permit
Cullman – City Alcohol Ordinance Tax or Fee ($10,000.00)
Cullman – City License/Permit
Cullman Power Board Utility Deposit
Decatur – City Alcohol License Tax ($10,000.00)
Decatur – City Alcohol License Tax ($5,000.00)
Decatur Utilities Utility Deposit
Dixie Electric Cooperative Utility Deposit
Dothan – City Bail Bondsman ($3,000)
Dothan – City Commercial Refrigeration Contractor ($5,000.00)
Dothan – City Contractor/Subcontractor ($2,000.00)
Dothan – City Detective, Private Investigator or Agency ($2,000.00)
Dothan – City Electrical ($5,000.00)
Dothan – City Fire Sprinkler Installer ($5,000)
Dothan – City Gas System, Piping, or Appliance Installation ($5,000)
Dothan – City General Contracting ($10,000.00)
Dothan – City Heating and Cooling Installation or Repair (HVAC) ($5,000.00)
Dothan – City Homebuilder ($10,000.00)
Dothan – City Itinerant Vendor
Dothan – City Lawn Sprinkler Installation ($2,000.00)
Dothan – City Plumbing ($5,000.00)
Dothan – City Tree Cutting ($1,000)
Enterprise – City License/Permit
Eufaula – City License/Permit
Fairfield – City Building Contractor
Fairfield – City Electrician
Fairfield – City Home Improvement
Fairfield – City Plumber and Gas Fitter ($5,000.00)
Fairhope – City License/Permit
Florence – City License/Permit ($2,500.00)
Florence – City Utility Deposit
Franklin Electric Cooperative Utility Deposit
Gadsden – City License/Permit
Generic Obligee Concessionaire
Good Hope – City Alcohol Ordinance Tax or Fee ($10,000.00)
Gulf Shores – City Building, Plumbing, Electrical and HVAC Contractor ($5,000.00)
Guntersville – City Retail Liquor Tax ($2,500.00)
Haleyville – City Alcohol Ordinance Tax or Fee ($10,000.00)
Hamilton – City Alcohol Ordinance Tax or Fee
Helena – City Performance and Repair
Homewood – City Electrician ($10,000.00)
Homewood – City Paving / Excavating ($10,000.00)
Homewood – City Peddler/Itinerant Dealer ($5,000.00)
Homewood – City Plumbing/Gas ($10,000.00)
Homewood – City Retail Liquor Tax ($3,000.00)
Hooper Bay – City Water and Sewer Project Payment
Hooper Bay – City Water and Sewer Project Performance
Hoover – City Clearing, Earthwork, Soil Erosion and Land Disturbing
Hoover – City Landscape Buffer
Houston – County Motor Fuel Distributors ($10,000.00)
Houston – County Transient Merchant
Hueytown – City License/Permit
Huntsville – City Electronics Contractor ($1,000.00)
Huntsville – City Liquor License Tax
Huntsville – City Retail Vendor
Huntsville Utilities Utility Deposit
IBEW Local 136 Wage and Welfare
Installation Made Easy Inc (IME) IME Affiliate
Irondale – City Clearing, Earthwork and Other Land Disturbing Activity
Jackson – County Right-of-Way
Jacksonville – City Retail Liquor Permit ($2,500.00)
Jasper – City Contractor’s License/Permit ($5,000.00)
Jefferson – County Building Demolition
Jefferson – County Electrical ($5,000.00)
Jefferson – County Gas Fitter ($5,000.00)
Jefferson – County Gasoline Tax
Jefferson – County Installation, Repair and/or Cleaning and Maintenance of On-Site Sewage Disposal Systems ($5,000.00)
Jefferson – County Installation of Utilities or Excavation on Right-of-Ways
Jefferson – County Land Disturbing
Jefferson – County License/Permit
Jefferson – County Liquor Permit
Jefferson – County Liquor Tax
Jefferson – County Plumber ($5,000.00)
Lanett – City License/Permit
Lumber Liquidators Inc Installation Provider
Madison – City Plumbing ($5,000.00)
Madison – County Liquor License ($8,000.00)
Marshall County Gas Utility Deposit
MEMO Financial Services, Inc dba MEMO MEMO Money Order
Mobile – City Contractor’s License/Permit ($10,000.00)
Mobile – City Pawn Shop ($1,000.00)
Mobile – City Right of Way Permit
Mobile – City Utility Deposit
Montgomery – City Electrical ($5,000.00)
Montgomery – City HVAC
Montgomery – City Plumbing / Gasfitting
Montgomery – City Private Investigator or Detective Agency ($25,000.00)
Montgomery – City Site Clearing, Earthwork, Grading and Other Site Activity Performance
Montgomery Water Works Utility Deposit
Morgan – County License/Permit
Moulton – City Alcohol Ordinance Tax or Fee ($10,000.00)
Mountain Brook – City Blasting Contractor ($100,000.00)
Mountain Brook – City Building Contractor ($10,000.00)
Mountain Brook – City Clearing, Earthwork, Soil Erosion and Land Disturbing ($2,500.00)
Mountain Brook – City Demolition of Structures ($1,000.00)
Mountain Brook – City Electrician ($10,000.00)
Mountain Brook – City Excavation Contractor ($10,000.00)
Mountain Brook – City Paving Contractor ($10,000.00)
Mountain Brook – City Plumber/Gas Fitter ($10,000.00)
Mountain Brook – City Sewer and Septic Tank Contractor ($10,000.00)
Mountain Brook – City Sprinkler System Contractor ($10,000.00)
Muscle Shoals – City License/Permit
Opelika – City Electrical Contractor ($5,000.00)
Opelika – City License/Permit
Ozark – City Tree Cutting and/or Stump Grinding ($10,000.00)
Piedmont – City Utility Deposit
Priceville – Township Alcohol Ordinance Tax or Fee
Prichard – City Air Conditioning and/or Heating Contractor ($10,000.00)
Prichard – City Builder/Contractor ($10,000.00)
Prichard – City Electrical ($10,000.00)
Prichard – City General Contractor ($10,000.00)
Prichard – City Plumbers ($10,000.00)
Rainbow City – City Performance of the Work
Reform – City Alcohol Ordinance Tax or Fee ($10,000.00)
Rogersville – Township Alcohol Ordinance Tax or Fee
Rogersville – Township License/Permit
Sand Mountain Electric Cooperative Utility Deposit
Saraland – City License/Permit ($5,000.00)
Satsuma – City License/Permit
Selma – City Private Investigator or Detective Agency ($10,000.00)
Sheffield – City General Contracting
Structural Ironworkers Union # 92 Wage and Welfare
Sylacauga – City License/Permit
Tuscaloosa – City Electrician ($5,000.00)
Tuscaloosa – City General Contractor ($2,000.00)
Tuscaloosa – City General Contractor ($5,000.00)
Tuscaloosa – City Plumber ($5,000.00)
Tuscaloosa – City Private Detective and Security Guard ($4,000.00)
Tuscaloosa – City Security Guard ($2,000.00)
Tuscaloosa – County Right of Way
Tuscumbia – City License/Permit
Wetumpka – City License/Permit
Wetumpka – City Private Investigator or Detective Agency ($5,000.00)

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