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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.

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
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    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.

    Frequent Questions

    What is the process to obtain the bond?

    Apply, get approved online, submit the indemnity agreement, and pay for the bond online. Then we will ship the original bond to you using your preferred method of shipping.

    Can I get this bond with bad credit?

    Yes. We have exclusive programs that allow us to write these bonds, even if you have credit issues. You can apply and get a quote instantly.

    Does it matter where I get my bond?

    Yes. Due to the large volume of bonds written, we provide the lowest rates possible. Apply on our website and receive an online approval instantly.

    What if a false claim is filed?

    You need to contact the surety company's claims department and present proof that the claim is false.

    Do all states require a bond?

    No, many do not. You can view our full list of state bond requirements. It is also wise to contact your state directly to determine any requirements youm ust meet.

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