City of Birmingham Liquified Petroleum Gas Bond

Businesses are required to file a bond with the City of Birmingham (the "Obligee") to activate their license. The bond protects the Obligee by transferring to a surety bond company the cost of ensuring the public is compensated for damages resulting from a licensed business breaking licensing laws.

Liquified Petroleum Gas Bond

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How much does the City of Birmingham Liquified Petroleum Gas bond cost?

City of Birmingham Liquified Petroleum Gas bonds typically cost between 1.5% and 5.0% of the bond amount depending on the personal credit, license history and experience of the business owners.

Is a Credit Check Required for City of Birmingham Liquified Petroleum Gas Bonds?

Surety carriers will run a credit report as part of underwriting the bond because the business ultimately must reimburse the surety bond company for any claims made on the bond.

Why is the City of Birmingham Liquified Petroleum Gas bond required?

Businesses are required to purchase and file a bond with the City of Birmingham to activate their license. The bond protects the Obligee by transferring to a surety bond company the cost of ensuring the public is compensated for damages resulting from the failure of a licensed business complying with the provisions of licensing laws.

How does the City of Birmingham Liquified Petroleum Gas bond work?

City of Birmingham Liquified Petroleum Gas bonds must be issued by an insurance carrier admitted by the AL Department of Insurance. The insurance company issuing any surety bond, such as the City of Birmingham Liquified Petroleum Gas bond, will also be referred to as the “surety company” or the “bond company”. The business is referred to as the Principal, the surety bond company as the Obligor and the City of Birmingham as the Obligee.

The surety company provides the Obligee a guarantee (the surety bond) that the customers, vendors and employees of a licensed business will receive payment for financial damages due to a violation of licensing law up the bond amount stated on the bond form (“penal sum”). The bond company also directly receives claims from the public and determines the validity of claims. Ultimately, the licensed business owners are responsible for their actions and required by law to reimburse the surety company for any payments made under the bond or face indefinite license suspension.