§ 34-14A-20 Alabama Construction Trade Academy Fund

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(a) The Alabama Construction Trade Academy Fund is established in the State Treasury. The fund shall be comprised of federal, state, and private funding through direct budgetary funding and grants for the expansion of construction trade education. To the extent practicable, monies in the fund shall be used to leverage other forms of funding from […]

§ 34-14A-19 Proof of liability insurance prior to construction

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Prior to the commencement of residential home building by a residential home builder, the residential home builder shall disclose in writing to the homeowner whether the residential home builder has obtained and is currently maintaining liability insurance. The written disclosure shall be signed by the residential home builder and the homeowner and attested by one […]

§ 34-14A-11 Promulgation of rules and regulations

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(a) The Board is authorized to promulgate rules and regulations necessary to effectuate the provisions of this chapter and accomplish its work. The rule-making powers of the board are subject to the Alabama Administrative Procedure Act as codified in Chapter 22 of Title 41. (b) For the purposes of this chapter, any notice, application, or […]

§ 34-14A-18 Property acquisition fund

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(a) The board may acquire and hold, in its own name, real property by purchase, gift, lease, lease with the option to purchase, or other lawful means, except eminent domain, which real property is used by the board to carry out its responsibilities. The board may also transfer, sell, convey, or cause to be conveyed […]

§ 34-14A-17 Sunset provision

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The Home Builders Licensure Board shall be an enumerated board pursuant to Sections 41-20-1 through 41-20-16, and shall be reviewed at the same time as the State Board of Medical Examiners. (Acts 1992, No. 92-608, p. 1282, § 17.)

§ 34-14A-15 Recovery fund

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(a) The board may establish a Homeowners’ Recovery Fund for the purpose of consumer protection, consumer education, and consumer awareness. An aggrieved homeowner may recover actual economic damages, not including interest and court costs, sustained within the state as the direct result of conduct of a licensee in violation of this chapter or the rules […]

§ 34-14A-14 Penalties; injunctions

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(a) Any person who undertakes or attempts to undertake the business of residential home building without holding a current and valid residential home builders license issued by the Home Builders Licensure Board, as required by the provisions of this chapter or who knowingly presents to, or files false information with the board for the purpose […]

§ 34-14A-13 Issuance of permits

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It is the duty of the building official, or other authority charged with the duty, of issuing building or similar permits, of any incorporated municipality or subdivision of the municipality or county, to refuse to issue a permit for any undertaking which would require a license hereunder unless the applicant has furnished evidence that he […]

§ 34-14A-12 Building laws and codes

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The board is authorized to establish or adopt, or both, standards of practice for residential home builders within the state. (b) The county commissions of the several counties are authorized and empowered to adopt building laws and codes by ordinance which shall apply in the unincorporated areas of the county. The building laws and codes […]