Delaware, OH – Contractor License Bond

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Licensed and bonded contractor in Delaware, OH

Who needs a contractor license bond in Delaware, Ohio?

Demolition and excavation contractors in Delaware, Ohio, must post a $5,000 surety bond. The risk manager may set a higher bond amount when these contractors register with the city. Other requirements include paying a $75 registration fee and holding liability insurance: $300,000 combined single limit, $300,000 bodily injury, and $300,000 property damage. 

Contractors that must register with the City of Delaware but don’t require a bond are:

  • General contractors
  • Remodeling/home maintenance contractors
  • Mechanical contractors
  • Electricians
  • HVAC contractors
  • Sign contractors
  • Roofers
  • Gas contractors

Electrical, HVAC, refrigeration, plumbing, and hydronic contractors must show proof of a State of Ohio license.

Have questions? Give us a call at (888) 435-4191, and a ZipBonds agent will gladly walk you through the bonding process. You can also see 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 provides clients with a guarantee that their contractors will abide by the standards and regulations of the obligee (City of Delaware). Clients can file a claim for compensation if a contractor doesn’t follow any component of the bond agreement. The surety will initially pay out an approved claim, but contractors must ultimately pay back claims in full, up to the total bond amount.    

To obtain your bond, you’ll pay a premium (a percentage of the penal sum). ZipBonds offers premiums that start at $100 and can often get contractors bonded instantly.

Frequently Asked Questions

Bonds typically run on one-year terms. The Delaware contractor registration expires on December 31 yearly and must be renewed to remain active. The renewal date for your bond will be listed on your bond form.

Working in either excavation or demolition alone will require just one bond through the City of Delaware. If you work in both trades, you will need two separate bonds.

Apply for Your Contractor Bond in Delaware, 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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