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License Requirements
Residential Construction

Homeowners and contractors must supply a completed Subcontractor Affidavit Form containing name, address, phone number, Section 84-State / County Business License, and Residential Home Builders License.
  • Homeowners - Allowed to be own contractor when building or improving residence on such property that they occupy as a residence and not held for resale for one year after completion, no license is required. Homeowner must sign a notarized Residential Home Builders Affidavit.
  • Contractors - Contractors must supply:
    • Section 84 State / County Business License, contact your local county business revenue / license office
    • If contract exceeds $10,000, a Residential Home Builders License - Home Builders Licensure Board or (800) 304-0853       
      • If contractor holds a State General Contractors License with the number 18908 or less, they are exempt from holding said license

Commercial Construction

  • Owners - Allowed to be own contractor if they own the land and the project is for their business, no license is required
  • Contractors - Must supply:
    • Section 84 State / County Business License, contact your local county business revenue / license office
    • If contract exceeds $50,000 or pool contracts exceeding $5,000, State General Contractors License - Contact the Alabama Licensing Board for General Contractors at (800) 356-6361
  • Fire Protection Sprinkler Contractors - Must supply:
    • Section 84 State / County Business License, contact your local county business revenue / license office
    • State Fire Marshal Permit
  • Fire Protection Alarm Contractors - Must supply:
    • Section 84 State / County Business License, contact your local county business revenue / license office)
  • Kitchen Hood Contractors - Must supply:
    • Section 84 State / County Business License, contact your local county business revenue / license office)

Shelby County, Alabama
200 West College St.
Columbiana, AL 35051
Ph: (205) 670-6550