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In the state of Alabama, do you have to have a license and a written contract to do a small job less than $5000.00

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Did a concrete/brick porch for @ $3500. I was never paid for the job. The job was perfect, except or the cleaning of the brick. I did not do that bc I was informed I was not getting paid. Ralso kept all left over brick. Was not paid for labor or any materials. I took him to court and I won. He is now counter suing with an attorney.

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Jul 18, 2018
That's a good question! First, licensing requirements will depend the cost of the job, but also the type of property where work is performed. If the project is commercial, it appears that a contractor's license is required when the job exceeds $50,000. For residential projects, the bar is lower. Under § 34-14A-2 of the Alabama business and professions code, it appears that a party must only be a licensed residential home builder if the job is to exceed $10,000. Of course, considering the dispute has become an ongoing legal battle, it would be wise to reach out to a local construction attorney - or at least to the local licensing boards - to clarify any potential requirements and to advise you on how to proceed with the claims filed against you.
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