Which Surety Bonds in Ohio Do You Need?
There are three types of surety bonds that can be required of you:
- License bonds needed for many professions such as auto dealers and contractors to operate legally.
- Contractor bonds for public construction projects.
- Court bonds required by the courts for various purposes.
It’s important you understand how surety bonds work and that you're responsible to pay claims in full (including legal costs), which makes finding a bond company that will defend you from claims priceless.
Getting License and Permit Bonds
Ohio requires license and permit bonds in order to get and file licenses/permits for many different professions. You can find our full list of license and permit bonds required by using our bond requirement search tool below.
License & Permit Bond Search
|Ohio Agricultural Commodity Handler Bond||Ohio Department of Agriculture||Reynoldsburg||Apply|
|Ohio Athlete Agent Bond||OH Athletic Commission||Youngstown||Apply|
|Ohio Athletic Commission Bond||OH Athletic Commission||Youngstown||Apply|
|Ohio Auction Firm Bond||Argicultural Department||Reynoldsburg||Apply|
|Ohio Board of Cosmetology Bond||Ohio State Board of Cosmetology||Grove City||Apply|
|Ohio Bond for Professional Colicitor and Fund Raising Counsel||Ohio Attorney General - Charitable Law Section||Columbus||Apply|
|Ohio Bond for Professional Solicitor||Charitable Law||Columbus||Apply|
|Ohio Boxing, Mixed Martial Arts and Tough Person Promoters Bond||Ohio Athletic Commission||Youngstown||Apply|
|Ohio Brewer's Bond||Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau||Cincinnati||Apply|
|Ohio Brewer's Collateral Bond||Dept of Treasury Alcohol and TTB||Cincinnati||Apply|
|Ohio Brine Transporation System $15K Bond||Ohio Dept of Natural Resources||Columbus||Apply|
|Ohio City of Cleveland Contractor's Bond||City of Cleveland Dept of Building||Cleveland||Apply|
|Ohio City of Reynoldsburg Contractors Registration Bond||The City of Reynoldsburg Building Division||Reynoldsburg||Apply|
|Ohio City of South Euclid 2011 Registration Bond||City Of South Euclid Department of Building||Cleveland||Apply|
|Ohio Commercial Dog Breeder Bond||Dept. of Agriculture Div. of Animal Health||Reynoldsburg||Apply|
|Ohio Concrete Contractor Bond (Village of Covington, OH)||Ohio - Village Of Covington||Covington||Apply|
|Ohio Contractor License Bond||Gallia County Health Department||Gallipolis||Apply|
|Ohio Contractor License Bond (City of Niles, OH)||City of Niles - Building and Zoning Department||Niles||Apply|
|Ohio Contractor License Bond (City of North Canton, OH)||City of North Canton||North Canton||Apply|
|Ohio Contractor License Performance & Payment (State) Bond||Ohio Department of Health||Columbus||Apply|
|Ohio Contractor License/Registration Bond Form||City of Columbus||Columbus||Apply|
|Ohio Contractor Registration Bond||City of Lancaster||Lancaster||Apply|
|Ohio Contractor Registration Bond (City of East Cleveland)||City of East Cleveland||Cleveland||Apply|
|Ohio Contractor Registration Bond (Summit County, OH)||Summit County Dept of Building Standards||Akron||Apply|
|Ohio Contractor To Secure Payment of Wages Bond||Painters Local Union No. 555||Portsmouth||Apply|
|Ohio Contractor Wage and Fringe Benefit Bond||Northern Ohio PMC, INC.||Austintown||Apply|
|Ohio Contractor's Bond, City of University Heights||City of University Heights Building Department||Cleveland||Apply|
|Ohio Contractors' Bond (City of Euclid)||City of Euclid||Euclid||Apply|
|Ohio Credit Service Organization Bond||Ohio Dept of Commerce Div of Fin Inst||Columbus||Apply|
|Ohio Dayton & Montgomery County Plumbing Bond||Dayton & Montgomery County Public Health||Dayton||Apply|
|Ohio Dealer in Motor Vehicle Fuel Bond||Department of Taxation||Columbus||Apply|
|Ohio Department of Public Safety Driving School Bond||OH Dept of Public Safety||Columbus||Apply|
|Ohio Deputy Registrar Bond||Department of Public Safety - Bureau of Motor Vehicles||Columbus||Apply|
|Ohio Distilled Spirits Bond||Department of the Treasury Alcohol and Tobacco||Cincinnati||Apply|
|Ohio Electrical Contractor's Bond||Trumbal County Electrical Department||Warren||Apply|
|Ohio Electronic Individual Public Insurance Adjuster Bond||Department of Insurance, Licensing Division||Columbus||Apply|
|Ohio Fringe Bond||International Union of Operating Engineers, Local||Cleveland||Apply|
|Ohio General and or Carpentry Contractor Bond (Strongsville, OH)||City of Strongsville - Building Inspection Department||Strongsville||Apply|
|Ohio General Contractor Bond (Upper Arlington, OH)||City of Upper Arlington: Community&Economic Dvlpt||Upper Arlington||Apply|
|Ohio Installer of Manufactured Homes Bond||Dept of Development, Building services Division||Columbus||Apply|
|Ohio Insurance Broker Bond||Dept of Insurance||Columbus||Apply|
|Ohio License Bond||Fulton County Board of Health||Wauseon||Apply|
|Ohio Lottery Sales Retailer Bond||Ohio Lottery Commission||Athens||Apply|
|Ohio Mining Bond (Coal Surface Mining )||Ohio Department of Natural Resources||Columbus||Apply|
|Ohio Mining Bond (Surface or In-Stream Mining)||Ohio Dept of Natural Resources||Columbus||Apply|
|Ohio Mortgage Broker Act Bond||Superintendent of Financial Institutions||Columbus||Apply|
|Ohio Motor Vehicle Title Defect Bond||Consumer Protection Section||Columbus||Apply|
|Ohio Nursing Homes Bond||Director of the Ohio Department of Human Services||Columbus||Apply|
|Ohio OHIO MORTGAGE BROKER ACT Bond||Superintendent of Financial Institutions||Columbus||Apply|
|Ohio Ohio Specific Surplus Lines Broker Bond||Ohio Department of Insurance||Columbus||Apply|
|Ohio Ohio Vicinity Regional Council of Carpenters Bond||Ohio Vicinity Regional Council of Carpenters||Cleveland||Apply|
|Ohio Performance Bond||ODNR Div of Parks and Recreation||Columbus||Apply|
|Ohio Pole Attachment Bond||CenturyLink||Mount Vernon||Apply|
|Ohio Precious Metals Dealers Bond||State of Ohio Department of Commerce||Columbus||Apply|
|Ohio Private Driving Training School Bond||Ohio Department of Public Safety||Columbus||Apply|
|Ohio Public Insurance Adjuster Bond||Ohio Superintendent of Insurance||Columbus||Apply|
|Ohio Restoration Bond (Macedonia, OH)||City of Macedonia||Macedonia||Apply|
|Ohio Secure Payment of Wages and Fringe Benefits Bond||Local Union No. 24 Sheet Metal Workers Int'l Assoc||Columbus||Apply|
|Ohio Sewage Treatment Systems Service Provider Bond||ODH||Columbus||Apply|
|Ohio Sheet Metal Trades Contractor's Benefit Funds Bond||Local Union No. 33, Parkersburg District||Parma||Apply|
|Ohio Short Term Lender Bond||Division of Financial Institution||Columbus||Apply|
|Ohio Solid Waste Facility or Scrap Tire Transporter Bond||Ohio Environmental Protection Agency||Columbus||Apply|
|Ohio Surety Bond of Driving School||State of Ohio Driving School Bond||Columbus||Apply|
|Ohio Telephone Solicitor Bond||Ohio Attorney General||Columbus||Apply|
|Ohio Title Agent Bond||Department of Insurance||Columbus||Apply|
|Ohio Tobacco Bond||Alchohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau||Cincinnati||Apply|
|Ohio Tobacco Bond - Surety||Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau||Cincinnati||Apply|
|Ohio Township Fiscal Officer License Bond||Ohio Township Assoc||Millersburg||Apply|
|Ohio Turnpike Use Bond (OTIC)||Ohio Turnpike and Infrastructure Commision||Berea||Apply|
|Ohio Utility Deposit Bond||Duke Energy Attn: Deposit Desk||Cincinnati||Apply|
|Ohio Wage & Fringe Benefit Bond (Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 42)||Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 42||Norwalk||Apply|
|Ohio Wage and Industry & Fringe Benefit Funds Payment Guaranty Bond||IBEW Local #38||Cleveland||Apply|
|Ohio Wages & Fringe Benefits Bond||Local Union #32 IBEW Lima OH||Lima||Apply|
|Ohio Wine Bond||TTB||Cincinnati||Apply|
Getting Contract Bonds for Public Jobs
Contract bonds such as bid and performance bonds are needed to work on public construction projects. However, these are usually required by cities or municipalities as opposed to the state of Ohio. You can learn more about what’s needed to get bonds for public construction projects.
Getting Court Bonds in Ohio
Court bonds aren’t needed as often as the bonds mentioned above, but can be required by the courts if you need to appeal a court decision, become a legal guardian of a minor or operate as a fiduciary of an estate.
What Do Ohio Surety Bonds Cost?
Surety bonds generally cost 1-15% of the required bond amount. Surety bond costs vary drastically depending on the bond amount that you need and your rate (which is the percentage of the full bond amount you must pay). You can get an instant estimate by using our bond premium calculator, or apply online to get a firm bond quote.
Can You Get Bonded with Bad Credit?
It’s possible to get a surety bond with bad credit, but it will depend on the bond type you need and how severe your credit issues are. You can get approved for most license and permit bonds regardless of your credit situation. However, it is more difficult to get contract bonds with bad credit.