Cleveland Heights, OH Contractor Bond

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

All contractors working in Cleveland Heights must register with the city and file a $10,000 contractor bond. You must use the city’s bond form

Other requirements include:

  • Completing the registration application
  • Paying a $150 application fee
  • Providing a certificate of insurance ($100,000 per person, $300,000 per occurrence, and $50,000 property damage)

Electricians, plumbers, HVAC, refrigeration, and fire suppression/alarm contractors must also provide proof of certification from the Ohio Construction Industry Examining Board.

Need help getting the bond you need? Call (888) 435-4191 to speak with one of our agents. We’re more than happy to walk you through the bonding 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 guarantees clients that their contractor will fulfill all work obligations. By signing the bond, contractors agree to abide by all the standards and regulations of the obligee (City of Cleveland Heights). 

Clients can file a claim for damages if a contractor fails to work according to the agreement. The surety initially pays out approved claims, but contractors are ultimately responsible for paying back claims up to the full bond amount. 

ZipBonds offers contractor license bond premiums for as little as $100 a year. We don’t require a credit check and can often get you bonded immediately.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Cleveland Heights contractor bond expires on December 31 and must be renewed annually. Ensure your registration and license (if applicable) stay current to avoid noncompliance fees.

If you work in multiple trades, you’ll need an additional bond and registration for each trade. In Cleveland Heights, the application fee of $150 drops to $100 for each additional trade.

Apply for Your Contractor Bond in Cleveland Heights, 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.



Founders Ryan Swalve and Zach Mefferd formed the vision for 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.