License Classification

All contractors and subcontractors doing business in Huntsville must have a current privilege license, per Ordinance 93-725, and contractors liability insurance before proceeding with construction. To ensure contractors are properly licensed, you are required to provide a schedule listing the ones doing each job on the project.


HOME BUILDING CONTRACTOR

This license is for building houses, remodel additions and repair. Must hold a license from Alabama Home Builders Licensing Board. This contractor can do small commercial work but cannot exceed $49,999.


STATE GENERAL CONTRACTOR

This license is for commercial work and is required when the contract amount is over $50,000. This contractor must be licensed by the State of Alabama General Contractors Board.


PLUMBING, GAS, MECHANICAL, ELECTRICAL AND LANDSCAPING CONTRACTORS

These contractors must be certified by the appropriate State Board covering that disciplining trade. These contractors must purchase permits for their trade.


SUB-CONTRACTOR/SPECIALTY CONTRACTORS

Must be licensed for the type work they do. The license allows them to have three (3) SCI items. They must work with a licensed contractor or the property owner acting as a contractor. Sub-contractors cannot buy building permits.


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