Development Bonds

Bond Requirements


  • Erosion Control Bond
    • Required for all commercial projects involving land disturbance activity
    • Clearing and Grading
      • Required bond amount is $3,000 per disturbed acre or portion thereof
    • Clearing only
      • Required bond amount is $1,000 per disturbed acre or portion thereof
    • Should not have an expiration date
    • May be required by the city for up to one year after completion date of project
    • Under certain circumstances, bonds may be released prior to the expiration of the one-year period
    • Must complete the specified form shown below
  • Landscape Bond
    • Required for all new commercial projects and may be required when making an addition to an existing structure
    • Bond amount is set at 110% of the value of the landscaping contract
    • Bond may be required to remain on file for one year after completion of the project
    • Must complete the specified form shown below
  • Subdivision Bond
    • Amounts are set by the Hoover Planning and Zoning Commission based upon each specific situation and the City Engineer’s recommendation
    • Under certain circumstances, Subdivision Bonds may be reduced thereafter