Licenses/Forms/Permit Applications

Any General Contractor or Sub-Contractor must obtain a City Business License to conduct business within the City.

The Card Holder is required to be present to obtain a City Business License. Employees or representatives will not be issued a City Business License. Business License forms must be accompanied by a copy of the card holder’s driver’s license and state license requirements.

Home Owners are not required to obtain a City Business License and may act as their own General Contractor, however, any person performing work for an individual must obtain a Sub-Contractor’s City Business License.

All Homeowners acting as their own General Contractor performing work over $10,000 are required to sign a Home Builder License Exemption Form. This form must be signed by the home owner and notarized.

General Contractors performing residential work over $10,000 must obtain a City Business License. The General Contractor must present a current State of Alabama Home Builders Card and Driver’s License to obtain a City Business License. The City Business License will be issued exactly how it appears on the Contractor’s Home Builder’s Card.

Commercial Owners permitting work over $50,000 are not required to obtain a City Business License, however, all Sub-Contractors working under the commercial owner that are compensated over $50,000 are required to obtain the required City Business License as well as provide verification of a State General Contractor’s License.

General Contractors performing commercial work over $50,000 must obtain a City Business License. The General Contractor must present a current State General Contractor’s License in order to obtain his/her City Business License. All Sub-Contractors under the General Contractor must obtain a City Business License as well.

All Plumbers and Gas Fitters are required to obtain a City Business License. The Contractor must present a current State of Alabama Master Plumbers and / or Gas Fitters Card along with a valid driver’s license. No Licenses will be issued to Journeymen.

All mechanical Contractors are required to obtain a City Business License and must present a current State of Alabama Heating and Air Card along with a valid driver’s license.

All Electricians must obtain a city business license. The Contractor must present a current State of Alabama Master Electrician’s Card along with a valid driver’s license. No Licenses will be issued to Journeymen.

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