Chillicothe, Ohio Contractor Compliance Bond

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Who needs a contractor compliance bond in Chillicothe, Ohio?

All contractors and subcontractors working in the City of Chillicothe must register with the Building Department and post a $15,000 contractor compliance bond. 

Additional requirements for registering with the city include:

  • Completing the registration application
  • Paying the annual fee of $100 (cash or check only)
  • Providing a certificate of contractor’s liability insurance for $300,000
  • Providing a copy of your Ohio Workers Compensation Certificate (If self-employed or you don’t have employees, complete and notarize the form attached to the registration packet.)
  • Providing a copy of an Ohio construction industry license (HVAC, refrigeration, electrical, plumbing, and hydronics contractors only)

If registering with the Chillicothe Building Department for the first time, you must submit the income tax forms attached to the registration packet

Have questions about your bond? Give ZipBonds a call at (888) 435-4191 and one of our agents will be happy to help you.  You can also visit 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 guarantees that contractors will fulfill all their obligations to clients. By signing the bond agreement, contractors hold that they will follow the standards and regulations of the obligee (City of Chillicothe). 

Clients can file a claim on the surety bond if their contractor fails to follow the bond agreement. The surety pays out approved claims upfront, but contractors are ultimately responsible for paying back claims in full.

ZipBonds can often issue these bonds immediately for premiums starting at just $100.

Frequently Asked Questions

License bonds typically last for one year before requiring renewal. The renewal date for the Chillicothe bond is variable but will be set when you complete your registration and obtain your bond.

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.

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