Contractors who work in Portage County, Ohio, must be licensed and registered with the county, and pay the registration fee of $100 with a check that is payable to the Portage County Treasurer.
Applicants must also furnish Portage County with a $10,000 surety bond.
This bond is available from AmeriPro Surety Bonds for just $100 annually.
To obtain this surety bond, when you call us we'll ask you a few simple questions, which just include the name that should appear on your bond; your contact phone number; and address. Once the premium of $100 is paid, we issue the bond to you immediately and have it mailed to you the same business day. Upon receipt of your bond, you'll file it with the County.
Obtaining your bond takes about 5 minutes when you call us.
Additional Premium Payment Options
Since your bond has an expiry date of December 31st, the option also exists to prepay your bond up to 3 years. Prepayment of your premium, while entirely your choice, offers a value savings. The premium prepayment options and savings are as follows:
The following cities are in Portage County, Ohio, and are therefore covered by means of this surety bond:
The following Portage County specialties have a mandated $10,000 surety bond requirement:
If your specialty is not listed, you should contact the County office to determine if you are required to file a surety bond.
The purpose of the Portage County contractor bond is to serve as a financial guarantee that contractors will be in compliance with all county regulations, statutes and laws as it relates to their contracting operations. This includes laws for the state of Ohio.
The surety bond holds Portage County harmless for the failure to comply with these rules, particularly when such non-compliance results in some harm or substandard product.
Ultimately, as principal of the Portage County contractor bond, you will be responsible to reimburse the surety for any claims paid against your surety bond including all costs and fees, were that the case.
The Portage County contractor surety bond is an “instant issue” surety bond.
This means that once the application is completed, and the premium is paid, the bond is issued to you immediately!
This also means that there is no underwriting nor a credit check involved in the bond’s purchase!
Once issued, you will need to file the original surety bond, not a copy, with the county office. The bond will be sent to you by the next business day at the latest.
By County statute, the Portage County contractor bond will expire on December 31st of the year in which the bond is issued.
AmeriPro Surety Bonds is a surety bonds-only agency which provides contractor surety bonds throughout Ohio.
Our agency also provides license and permit, court, and fiduciary bonds in Ohio and all 50 states.
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