Ohio Brooklyn Heights Contractor License Bond

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Who needs a contractor license bond in Brooklyn Heights, Ohio?

Brooklyn Heights, Ohio, requires all contractors working in the city to post a $25,000 surety bond (on the surety’s form, not on Brooklyn Heights’ form).

Additional requirements for working in the village include: 

  • Completing the registration application in full
  • Paying the $100 registration fee
  • Showing proof of worker’s compensation insurance
  • Providing a certificate of insurance of at least $300,000 in coverage (listing Brooklyn Heights as “additional insured”)
  • Providing the company Federal IN Number (FIN) or Social Security Number (SSN)
  • Electrical, plumbing, HVAC, hydroponics, and refrigeration contractors must also provide a copy of their state license.

The Brooklyn Heights registration packet includes complete requirements and copies of the bond and registration forms. 

Need help with your bond? Give ZipBonds a call at (888) 435-4191 and one of our agents will be happy to assist you in the process. 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 holds contractors accountable for fulfilling all obligations to clients. By signing the bond agreement, contractors guarantee that they will follow the standards and regulations of the obligee (Village of Brooklyn Heights). 

Clients can file a claim for damages if a contractor breaks any part of the bond agreement. The surety will cover the costs to settle the claim upfront, but contractors are ultimately responsible for paying back claims up to the full bond amount. 

To acquire your bond, you will pay a premium (a small percentage of the penal sum). ZipBonds often issues contractor license bonds immediately – and premiums start at just $100.

Frequently Asked Questions

License bonds typically last for one year before needing to be renewed. Your renewal date will be listed on the bond form. Keep your bond, license, and permit up to date so you can continue working legally.

Often, each trade you work in requires a separate bond. Read your municipality requirements carefully to ensure you fulfill all local and state requirements.

Apply for Your Contractor Bond in Brooklyn Heights, OH

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


About ZipBonds.com

Founders Ryan Swalve and Zach Mefferd formed the vision for ZipBonds.com when they realized how overly complicated it was to help clients place surety. The frustration of being unable to incorporate the technology they’d used in other insurance-focused projects left them thinking “there has to be a better way.”

Fast forward a couple of years, and that better way is the impetus of everything we do at ZipBonds. We constantly look for innovative ways to improve the bonding process for our clients and agents. Our team comprises individuals who understand all angles of surety – for companies, agencies, and individuals. Incorporating everyone’s point of view to improve the process while simultaneously integrating cutting-edge technology is what sets our business apart.