Fairfield County Contractor Registration Bond

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Who needs a contractor registration bond in Fairfield County, Ohio?

Any Fairfield County contractor engaging in the following work must obtain registration through the county: 

  • General contracting
  • Electrical
  • Hydronics
  • Heating and cooling
  • Structural (building, roofing, siding, gutters, waterproofing, cement, or drywall)
  • Masonry
  • Fire protection
  • Fire suppression
  • Excavation

All contractors in the above trades must also post a $10,000 surety bond on the Fairfield County bond form, included in the registration application packet. Here are some additional requirements that may apply to you:

  • Commercial contractors, attach a copy of state license(s) for each trade checked on the application.
  • Pay the $75 registration fee.
  • Provide a certificate of liability insurance with a minimum of $300,000.
  • Provide proof of your State of Ohio worker’s compensation if you have more than one employee.
  • If you’re a heating, ventilating, air conditioning, refrigeration, electrical, or hydronics contractor, you must provide a copy of your state license.

If you need assistance with any part of the bonding process, don’t hesitate to call us at (888) 435-4191 to speak with an agent. We’re always happy to help! You can also see our page on contractor license bonds in Ohio for state-specific information.

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How does a contractor registration bond work?

A contractor license bond ensures that contractors fulfill all client obligations sufficiently – or pay the consequences. 

The contractor signing the bond agreement promises to follow the standards and regulations of the obligee (Fairfield County). Clients can file a claim for compensation if a contractor’s work breaks any part of the bond contract. In the case of a claim, the surety will cover the costs to settle upfront, but contractors are ultimately responsible for paying back all claims in full.

Frequently Asked Questions

Bonds usually run on single-year terms and require annual renewal. Your specific renewal date will be listed on your bond form.

You’ll need a bond for each trade if you work in multiple trades. Read your contractor registration requirements carefully to guarantee compliance in your city or county.

Apply for Your Contractor Bond in Fairfield County, OH

ZipBonds gives you the fastest and most secure option for getting bonded. We can issue many contractor license bonds instantly – for as little as $100 per year. Apply online, email support@zipbonds.com, or call (888) 435-4191 to speak with an agent directly.


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