Contractors of various specialties must register with the city of Whitehall, Ohio, and furnish proof of a $25,000 contractor bond.
In Whitehall, a continuation certificate of the contractor surety bond is acceptable upon expiration.
AmeriPro Surety Bonds offers the Whitehall contractor bond as either a first time or renewal surety bond.
The following contractor specialties must furnish proof of a $25,000 contractor bond. Contractors not listed here should not assume that no surety bond is required; rather, they should contact the city of Whitehall for confirmation.
Regardless of the contracting specialty in which you are engaged, the overall general purpose of the Whitehall contractor bond is the same.
The bond is a financial guarantee, in favor of the city of Whitehall and its residents, that contractors will begin and complete work performed, and do so according to the city’s Building Code.
The bond holds the city harmless for any potential or real damage caused by a contractor (or any employees and subcontractors) for failure to comply with any legal and building code provisions of the city or the state of Ohio.
While proof of insurance is required to be licensed with the city (currently, a $500,000 minimum liability insurance policy), the surety bond is not that insurance.
The surety bond exists solely to protect the city of Whitehall and its residents; the insurance is for your own protection.
With the surety bond, you as the owner (known as the “principal”) are ultimately liable for any claims paid against your bond should this occur.
The $25,000 Whitehall contractor bond may cost you as little as $125 annually; however, no applicant should pay more than about $250 annually.
Once issued, the bond is good for one year from the effective date. Upon renewal, a continuation certificate is sufficient to provide the city, although the bond’s premium must be paid again.
Perhaps the most efficient and quickest way to complete the application is to allow an agent of AmeriPro Surety Bonds to walk you through the process.
The application will generally take between 5-7 minutes to complete.
AmeriPro Surety Bonds is a surety bonds-only agency.
We provide contractor surety bonds throughout Ohio. We also provide license and permit, court, and fiduciary bonds in Ohio and nationwide.
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