Two permit bonds are required for two very rare occurrences in Hueytown and both of which can be handled by Jet Insurance Company. If you are needing a House Mover or Land Disturbing Bond for Hueytown, you have come to the right place.
The $5,000 House Mover Bond protects public spaces from damages created during the move. The house mover is responsible for the damages caused, but if they fail to make recompense, Jet will pay the damaged party.
The Land Disturbing Bond protects the property and neighboring properties from damages created during the permitted project. The permit holder is responsible for returning the property to its original condition or at least to permit specifications. Failure to do so will require Jet to step in and provide financial assistance to the damaged party.
House Moving Bond. With Jet the rate is $100 for the House Moving Bond. Simply make the payment and you will receive the completed bond.
Land Disturbing Bond. The rate is dependent on the bond limit set by the City and the personal credit of the permit applicant. The cost is just a small percentage of the bond limit. For larger limit bonds (over $50,000), we will most likely need to review permit specification and financial statements.
|Bond Type||Bond Limit||Bond Cost|
|Land Disturbing||Varies||Starts at 1%|
The bond application is completed online in minutes as you enter some basic business information. House movers will be able to purchase the bond immediately.
Land Disturbers will have to wait for an underwriter to contact them with next steps. More often than not, payment can be made for the bond, but we may require additional information before determining the eligibility and bond rate.
Once the purchase is complete, you will receive a copy of the bond and receipt. The original bond form can be submitted directly to the City of Hueytown and Jet can do that for you. Should you need to submit the bond form with other permit documentation, just let us know at checkout and the original bond form will be sent to your address. The building department of Hueytown is located at the following address:
City of Hueytown
1318 Hueytown Rd
Hueytown, AL 35023
The bond must remain active until the project is complete. While it may be a matter of days for house movers, the land disturbing bond may last over a year. Jet will need to collect additional renewal premium if that is the case and the bond is needed over a year. Our obligation to the City ends with a release of liability from Hueytown. Should coverage need to extend over a year, it will be your responsibility to let us know, or we will request cancellation from the city after a year.
The Municipal Code of Hueytown contains the rules surrounding house moving operations. So long as the permit is properly pulled, no damage to public property occurs, and no building remains on public roads for more than six hours there will be little issue for the house mover. Should damages have occurred, it is the responsibility of the house mover to pay or repair. A $300,000 general liability policy is required for the permit and that policy covers damages to third party property should the need arise.
Those applying for the land disturbing permit will only need a surety bond if not certified to perform that work as detailed in the Hueytown Application for Land Disturbing Activity. Without certification in place, a surety bond is required that will guarantee payment for damages if you do not restore the current property to permitted specifications or damage surrounding areas. Should an investigation prove the permit holder is responsible for damage, the permit holder must adhere to the corrective action imposed on them.
Failure to comply in either bond’s provisions will lead to a bond claim. Jet will provide a defense against false accusations, but if the claim is valid it is our duty to provide compensation to the claimant up to the bond limit for damages sustained. Jet and all other surety companies are still indemnified against their losses. This means the permit holder is responsible for their actions and must pay Jet or the surety company back.