Ohio – Columbus Contractor License Bond
AmeriPro Surety Bonds | 844-589-9732
Contractors in Columbus, Ohio
Contractors who wish to operate in the city of Columbus must first register with the city by applying online for a permit.
Contractors must also furnish the city with a $25,000 Columbus contractor license surety bond. This surety bond is available from our agency as both a new and renewal bond.
Qualifying and the Premium
You are automatically approved for the $25,000 Columbus license contractor bond. There is no credit check, and the premium is just $125 annually.
When you call us, we’ll simply ask you the following questions: The name, exactly as it should appear on your surety bond. We’ll also ask for your phone number, email, and address. Then we’ll ask for the name of the individual registrant, or licensee.
After payment of $125, our agency issues this bond to you immediately, along with a Power of Attorney form, a financial statement, and a Certificate of Compliance. Upon receipt, you’ll sign by mail, you’ll sign your bond as Principal and file it to:
City of Columbus — Building and Zoning Services
111 N. Front Street
Columbus, OH 43215
— Additional Premium Payment Options —
You also have the option to prepay your Columbus contractor license surety bond up to 3 years, which offers you a savings over year to year renewal.
The premium payment option – and savings – are as follows:
- If prepaid for 2 years, the premium is $225, a $25 savings;
- If prepaid for 3 years, the premium is $325, a $50 savings.
Columbus Contractor License Bond: Types of Contractors to Whom this Bond Applies
The following types of contractors who perform work in Columbus are mandated to obtain the $25,000 Columbus contractor license surety bond:
- Demolition contractors;
- Fire contractors;
- General contractors;
- HVAC contractors;
- Home improvement contractors;
- Journey person plumber;
- OCILB (Ohio construction industry licensing board);
- Sewer and/or water contractors;
- Sign erectors.
Columbus Contractor License Bond: Its Purpose
The purpose of the Columbus contractor license bond is a financial guarantee, in favor of Columbus, which ensures your compliance with all relevant contracting laws in the city and state of Ohio.
The bond, specifically, ensures that you will comply with Chapters 33 and 41 of the Columbus City Codes.
The bond also protects the city and the residents of the Columbus, Ohio, from any failure to begin work for which you have been hired; to complete the work that has been begun; or to perform work that either causes some harm or is substandard and not up to code.
AmeriPro Surety Bonds is a surety bonds-only agency. We provide contractor surety bonds throughout Ohio.
Our agency also provides license and permit, court, and fiduciary bonds in Ohio and nationwide.
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