City of East Cleveland Contractor Registration Bond

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Who needs a contractor registration bond in East Cleveland, Ohio?

All contractors must register with the city of East Cleveland and post a $25,000 surety bond on the City of East Cleveland bond form. 

Other requirements include:

  • Paying a $150 application fee ($125 for renewal)
  • Obtaining a certificate of insurance ($100,000 per person, $300,000 per occurrence for bodily injury, $100,000 per occurrence for property damage)
  • Completing the RITA tax form (call 1-800-860-7482 with questions) 
  • Obtaining a permit related to your trade through the city

Plumbing, HVAC, and electrical contractors must also provide a copy of their Ohio Construction Industry Examining Board certification.

Need to purchase or renew your bond ASAP? Give us a call at (888) 435-4191, and we’ll help you get bonded in a zip! 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 guarantees clients that their contractors will follow the standards and regulations of the obligee (City of East Cleveland). Clients can file a claim if a contractor doesn’t track all components of the bond agreement. The surety initially pays out approved claims, but contractors must ultimately pay back all claims in full.     

To obtain your bond, you will pay a premium, a small percentage of the penal sum. ZipBonds often issues these bonds instantly for premiums starting at just $100.

Frequently Asked Questions

Bonds typically run on one-year terms. The East Cleveland contractor registration expires on December 31 each year, and your bond term may be set to this date also. The bond renewal date will be listed on your bond form.

You may need a bond for each trade if you work in multiple trades. Otherwise, you’ll need one bond through the City of East Cleveland. Ensure you understand municipality requirements before starting projects.

Apply for Your Contractor Bond in East Cleveland, 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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