City of Bedford, OH – Contractor License Bond

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Who needs a contractor license bond in Bedford, Ohio?

All contractors seeking work in Bedford must acquire a $15,000 contractor bond. Additional requirements for working in the city include:

  • Completing one business registration application for each classification you’re working under
  • Paying the $75 registration fee
  • Providing a certificate of insurance: $100,000/$300,000 bodily injury, $100,000 property damage
  • Providing a State of Ohio certificate if working as an electrical, plumbing, or HVAC contractor 

The Bedford Building Department provides complete requirements for contractors. 

Need help with your bond? Call us at (888) 435-4191 and a ZipBonds agent will be happy to assist you. You can also check out our page on contractor license bonds in Ohio for state-specific information.

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How does a contractor license bond work?

A contractor license bond ensures clients that the contractors they hire will fulfill all work obligations. By signing the bond, contractors agree to abide by the standards and regulations of their obligee (i.e., the City of Bedford). 

Clients can file a claim for damages if a contractor breaks any part of the bond agreement. The surety first pays out approved claims, but contractors are ultimately responsible for paying back claims up to the full bond amount. 

To acquire your bond, you’ll pay a premium, a small percentage of the penal sum. ZipBonds premiums start at $100 – and we can often get you bonded instantly!

Frequently Asked Questions

Bond terms often last for one year. The renewal date in Bedford is December 31. Keep your bond, registration, and state license (if applicable) current to avoid any legal penalties. 

In most cases, you will only need a single license bond. However, if you work multiple trades, you may need a separate bond for each. Read your municipality’s requirements carefully to ensure compliance. 

Apply for Your Contractor Bond in Bedford, OH

ZipBonds offers the fastest and most secure option for getting bonded. Our all-digital platform is intuitive and straightforward. Apply online, email or call 888.435.4191 to speak with an agent directly.



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