A new law was enacted during the Alabama Legislative Session that requires manufacturers of prefabricated storm shelters that sell their shelters in the state to post a $20,000 Alabama Emergency Management Agency Permit Bond conditioned on compliance with the specifications for such storm shelters. The new law became effective upon enactment.
Companies who make prefabricated storm shelters who wish to sell their shelters in Alabama must post a Management Agency Permit Bond, as stated in the law effective April 17, 2012. According to the Code of Alabama 2013 Section 31-9-100, all resident and nonresident manufacturers of said prefabricated storm shelters must annually submit a surety bond in the sum of $20,000 to the Alabama Emergency Management Agency with the applicant as the principal, along with a corporate surety company that is licensed to do business in the state.
Aside from the surety bond, other requirements for the permit include information on shelter occupancy information which must be written on the notes page of the shelter blueprints. There should also be plans for the construction of the shelter which should be stamped, dated and signed by either a licensed or a registered architect. There are more specific things that need to be submitted, and you can check the Alabama Emergency Management Agency website for more information.
Surety1 can provide the bond and the process will not take long. We have been in the business since 2003 and even rated A+ by Better Business Bureau. All you need to do is fill-up this online application form and wait for one of our experts to call you with a firm quote for the bond.