A "general contractor" is defined to be one who, for a fixed price, commission, fee, or wage undertakes to construct or superintend or engage in the construction, alteration, maintenance, repair, rehabilitation, remediation, reclamation, or demolition of any building, highway, sewer, structure, site work, grading, paving or project or any improvement in the State of Alabama.
If you're interested in becoming a licensed general contractor in Alabama, there are a few things you need to know. Applicants must be licensed for 1 year with the same classification being requested in Alabama. The Out of State License Verification form is included within the Prime Application and is available in the forms section of our website. Once you've passed the exam, you'll be able to apply for a license.
How to get in touch with the Alabama Licensing Board
If you need to get in touch with the Alabama Licensing Board, there are a few different ways you can do so. You can either call them at (334) 272-5030 / (334) 395-5336, email them or fill out their online contact form at their website genconbd.alabama.govor go to their address 445 Dexter Ave, Suite 3060, Montgomery, AL 36104. Whichever method you choose, include your name, address, and phone number so they can get back to you.
How to Apply for a License
You can download the application by clicking on the Forms link on their website or you can call (334) 272-5030 and they will mail you an application. No charge for the mail application but for processing the Prime Contractor Application there’s a $300.00 fee and the application must be on file 30 days before a Board meeting which is held quarterly. All primes must take a Business and Law Exam administered by PSI.
Mississippi, Tennessee, Arkansas, and Louisiana all have reciprocity agreements with the Alabama Licensing Board for General Contractors. Candidates must hold a one-year license in Alabama for the specified classification.
For the Subcontractor Application, the fee is $150.00, and the application must be sent entirely without any attachments. Your application must be accompanied by three references from General Contractors, Architects, Engineers, or awarding authorities for whom you have performed work. A subcontractor may submit a bid to a general contractor, but they cannot begin work unless they are licensed.
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