City of Garfield Heights, OH Contractor’s Bond

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

All contractors in Garfield Heights, Ohio, must register with the city and post a $20,000 surety bond. Additional requirements include:

  • Completing the contractor tax form
  • Paying the $75 license registration fee
  • Providing a certificate of liability insurance ($600,000 general aggregate, $300,000 personal injury)
  • Providing your State of Ohio worker’s compensation number
  • If an HVAC, plumbing, or electrical contractor, providing a copy of your state license
  • Obtaining the relevant permit (listed on the final page of the registration form

Have questions about your bonding requirement or the application process? Call ZipBonds at (888) 435-4191 to speak with one of our agents. 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?

By signing the bond contract, a contractor agrees to follow all applicable standards and regulations of their obligee (e.g., the City of Garfield Heights). Clients can file a claim for damages if a contractor breaks any aspect of the bond agreement. To settle the claim, the contractor’s surety will cover the costs upfront, but contractors will be held responsible for paying them back in full.

Frequently Asked Questions

Bonds usually run on one-year terms. Your bond, registration, and license (if applicable) must stay current if you wish to remain in good standing with your city, state, or county.

You will likely only need a single bond if you work as a single-trade contractor. However, if you work in multiple trades, you may need various license bonds to fulfill local and state requirements.

Apply for Your Contractor’s Bond in Garfield 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.



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