§ 34-14A-1 Legislative intent
§ 34-14A-2 Definitions
§ 34-14A-3 Home Builders Licensure Board
§ 34-14A-4 Officers; meetings; compensation
§ 34-14A-5 Licenses required; exceptions; fees
§ 34-14A-6 Exemptions
§ 34-14A-7 Applications for issuance or renewal of license; records; inactive license
§ 34-14A-8 Revocation, etc., of license; consumer complaint; hearing; appeal; reissuance; fines
§ 34-14A-8.1 Public records; confidential records and closed proceedings; discovery
§ 34-14A-9 Roster of licensees
§ 34-14A-10 Annual report of board
§ 34-14A-11 Promulgation of rules and regulations; mailings
§ 34-14A-12 Standards of practice; building laws and codes
§ 34-14A-13 Issuance of permits
§ 34-14A-14 Violations; complaint procedures
§ 34-14A-15 Recovery fund
§ 34-14A-16 Applicability to certain counties
§ 34-14A-17 Sunset provision
§ 34-14A-18 Acquisition, etc., of real property; property acquisition fund
§ 34-14A-19 Proof of liability insurance prior to construction
§ 34-14A-20 Alabama Construction Trade Academy Fund; Alabama Construction Trade Advisory Council; applications for funding; program guidelines

Terms Used In Alabama Code > Title 34 > Chapter 14A

  • ADVISORY COUNCIL: The Alabama Construction Trade Advisory Council. See Alabama Code 34-14A-2
  • board: The Home Builders Licensure Board. See Alabama Code 34-14A-2
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • COST OF THE UNDERTAKING: The total cost of the materials, labor, supervision, overhead, and profit. See Alabama Code 34-14A-2
  • Deposition: An oral statement made before an officer authorized by law to administer oaths. Such statements are often taken to examine potential witnesses, to obtain discovery, or to be used later in trial.
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • homeowner: A person who owns and resides in or intends to reside in a structure constructed or remodeled by a licensee of the board, or who contracts with a licensee for the purchase, construction, repair, improvement, or reimprovement of a structure to be used as a residence. See Alabama Code 34-14A-2
  • improvement: Any site-built addition or enhancement attached to or detached from a residence or structure for use and enjoyment by the homeowner. See Alabama Code 34-14A-2
  • INACTIVE LICENSE: A license issued at the request of a licensee, or a building official or a building inspector, that is renewable, but that is not currently valid. See Alabama Code 34-14A-2
  • Indictment: The formal charge issued by a grand jury stating that there is enough evidence that the defendant committed the crime to justify having a trial; it is used primarily for felonies.
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Legislative session: That part of a chamber's daily session in which it considers legislative business (bills, resolutions, and actions related thereto).
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • license: Any license issued by the board pursuant to this chapter. See Alabama Code 34-14A-2
  • licensee: A holder of any license issued pursuant to this chapter. See Alabama Code 34-14A-2
  • person: Any natural person, limited or general partnership, corporation, association, limited liability company, or other legal entity, or any combination thereof. See Alabama Code 34-14A-2
  • Pleadings: Written statements of the parties in a civil case of their positions. In the federal courts, the principal pleadings are the complaint and the answer.
  • Power of attorney: A written instrument which authorizes one person to act as another's agent or attorney. The power of attorney may be for a definite, specific act, or it may be general in nature. The terms of the written power of attorney may specify when it will expire. If not, the power of attorney usually expires when the person granting it dies. Source: OCC
  • property: includes both real and personal property. See Alabama Code 1-1-1
  • QUALIFYING REPRESENTATIVE: The individual designated by a general partnership, limited partnership, corporation, limited liability company, or not-for-profit organization applying for a license who either holds a license individually or meets the experience and ability requirements for licensure, and who is one of the following:

    a. See Alabama Code 34-14A-2

  • real property: includes lands, tenements and hereditaments. See Alabama Code 1-1-1
  • residence: A single unit providing complete independent residential living facilities for one or more persons, including permanent provisions for living, sleeping, eating, cooking, and sanitation. See Alabama Code 34-14A-2
  • RESIDENTIAL HOME BUILDER: A person who constructs a residence or structure for sale or who, for a fixed price, commission, fee, or wage, undertakes or offers to undertake the construction or superintending of the construction, or who manages, supervises, assists, or provides consultation to a homeowner regarding the construction or superintending of the construction, of any residence or structure that is not over three floors in height and that does not have more than four residential units, or the repair, improvement, or reimprovement thereof, to be used by another as a residence when the cost of the undertaking exceeds ten thousand dollars ($10,000). See Alabama Code 34-14A-2
  • RESIDENTIAL ROOFER: A person who installs products or repairs surfaces on the external upper covering of a residence or structure that seals, waterproofs, or weatherproofs the residence or structure. See Alabama Code 34-14A-2
  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
  • structure: A residence on a single lot, including a site-built home, a condominium, a duplex or multi-unit residential building consisting of not more than four residential units, or any improvement thereto. See Alabama Code 34-14A-2
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • transaction: The act of entering into a contract with a licensee to engage in the business of residential home building. See Alabama Code 34-14A-2
  • Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.