The Jackson County Public Works Department of Alabama requires contractors looking to perform a utility installation or related work in a public right of way to acquire a utility permit and $10,000 Right of Way Permit Bond.
Jet Insurance Company provides the Right of Way Permit Bond for contractors to show Jackson County that they will abide by the terms and conditions of their permit, specifically accruing the completion of permit and restoration of the public right of way area, such as roads, sidewalks, easement, etc. If the contractor fails to meet these obligations, the surety bond acts as a financial guarantee to cover losses caused.
At Jet, prices for the Jackson Right of Way Permit Bond rates start as low as $100 annually. We never ask for more than a small percentage of the required $10,000 limit and a soft credit check of the applicant is required (don't worry, this won't affect your credit). Take a look at the chart below for additional bond terms and our preferred tier rates.
The Right of Way Permit Bond must remain active for one year following the completion and official acceptance of the permit work. With this in mind, Jet offers a convenient 2-year bond term for applicants looking to skip the renewal process upon the 1-year bond term mark.
Applying for the Jackson Right of Way Permit Bond is quick and easy! Our application will ask for some general contact information and your personal social security number. Once you have submitted your application and a rate has been provided, simply fulfill payment and the Jet team will immediately send you over a copy of your bond with the receipt.
Jet can file your bond for you! The original, signed and sealed Jackson Right of Way Permit Bond must be filed with the Public Works Department. However, if you would prefer to file your bond yourself, perhaps with the Utility Permit application, this option is available at checkout.
All required documents should be sent to the mailing address below:
Public Works Department
395 Shelby Drive
Scottsboro, AL 35769
The Jackson Right of Way Permit Bond cannot be canceled as it is needed for the entire duration of your permit, and for the one year period following the completion and approval of all permitted work. Liability of the bond will be released once the maintenance period has officially ended. If you have any questions about your bond, feel free to email us at [email protected] any time.
According to the Jackson County Public Works Department, your Right of Way Permit Bond is required to remain active for one year following the completion of all utility permit work. For those who choose to purchase a 1-year bond term, Jet will send you a renewal invoice far in advance of the expiration date. Payment is all that is required to keep your bond active. Jet will take care of the rest!
The Scottsboro, Alabama Code of Ordinances Chapter 32 lists industry standards and regulations that are to be followed by contractors performing a utility installation of facilities within a public right of way such as a sidewalk, street, or highway in Jackson County. The contractor must also oblige by the terms and conditions of the Utility Permit. As long as the code and permit are abided by, bond claims can easily be avoided.
A claim on the Right of Way Permit Bond will typically only occur if the contractor commits any of the following violations:
It is in the best interest of the contractor to resolve any issues with the Public Works Department before a loss of the permit job and an expensive bond claim occurs.
If Jackson County files a claim on your bond, immediately contact Jet with all available details and documentation. A Jet team member will brief you on our claim process, and will proceed with a review and investigation of all provided information.
Bond claims that are found to be valid must be paid out by Jet up to the $10,000 bond limit. Per the Right of Way Permit Bond form, you (the contractor) are ultimately responsible for your actions and must reimburse Jet Insurance Company for your paid out claim. An omission to fulfil these terms may cause further difficulties in obtaining permit surety bonds in Jackson County, Alabama.