Get Professionally Licensed

Businesses in the following industries usually require a special license before engaging in contract work with the City of Mobile:

  • Construction
  • Electrical
  • Plumbing
  • HVAC
  • Landscaping

This section will explain how you can become licensed in each of these industries.

Get Your General Contractor's License

The City of Mobile requires a General Contractor’s License in order to bid on certain types of construction work.

How do I obtain a General Contractor’s License?

Becoming licensed as a General Contractor requires you to pass a test on both project management and your specific trade. After you have passed the test, you may submit an application to the Alabama Licensing Board for General Contractors. More details on this process can be found by visiting the Board website here.

Once you become licensed, you’ll receive a project limit which determines the maximum contract value you can bid on.

Get Your Subcontractor's License

If you’re not able to become licensed as a General Contractor, you may still obtain city contract work as a licensed Subcontractor. Partnering with a larger prime contractor is a great way to grow your business and learn new skills. If you are in the construction trade and partnering for $50,000 or more, you’ll need a Subcontractor’s License.

How do I obtain a Subcontractor’s License?

Becoming licensed as a Subcontractor requires you to submit an application to the Alabama State Board of General Contractors. More details on this process can be found by visiting the Board website here.

Obtain your Electrical Contractor or Journeyman License

The City of Mobile requires an Electrical Contractor or Journeyman License in order to bid on electrical work.

How do I obtain an Electrical Contractor or Journeyman License?

Becoming licensed as an Electrical Contractor requires you to submit an application to the Alabama Electrical Contractors Board. The application for a Journeyman license is similar. More details on this process can be found by visiting the Board website here.

Get Your Plumber's License

The City of Mobile requires a Master Plumber or Journeyman License in order to bid on plumbing work.

How do I obtain a Plumber’s License?

Becoming licensed as a Master Plumber or Journeyman requires you to pass an exam on your trade. After you have passed the exam, you may submit an application to the Alabama Plumbers and Gas Fitters Examination Board. More details on this process can be found by visiting the Board website here.

Get Your HVAC License

The City of Mobile requires licensing in order to bid on HVAC work.

How do I obtain a HVAC license?

Becoming licensed to perform HVAC work requires you to pass an exam on your trade. After you have passed the exam, you may submit an application to the Alabama Board of Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Contractors. More details on this process can be found by visiting the Board website here.

Get the right certification for your Landscaping business

The City of Mobile requires licensing in order to bid on certain types of landscaping work, including contracts that involve applying pesticides.

How do I obtain a license to apply pesticides?

Becoming licensed to apply pesticides requires you to pass an exam on your trade. After you have passed the exam, you may submit an application to the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industry. More details on this process can be found by visiting the Department website here.

Other contract work may require additional landscape licensing. More information on landscape licensing can be found by visiting the Department website here.