Who needs a contractor bond in Lancaster, Ohio?
All contractors in Lancaster, Ohio, must register through the city and post a $15,000 surety bond. Additional contractor requirements include the following:
- Complete the registration application (included in the registration packet)
- Pay a $150 registration fee
- Provide proof of liability insurance with a $300,000 minimum coverage
- Provide a worker’s compensation certificate if there is more than one employee
- Complete the “Tax Business Questionnaire” form, also included in the registration packet
Call ZipBonds at (888) 435-4191 to apply for your bond today! You can also check out our page on contractor license bonds in Ohio for state-specific information.
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How do contractor license bonds work?
Contractor license bonds guarantee that clients receive satisfactory work from their contractors. By signing the bond, contractors promise to abide by the standards and regulations of the obligee (City of Lancaster).
Clients can file a claim for any damages the contractor causes. If the claim is valid, the surety will step in to cover the costs involved. However, the contractor must repay their surety in full – plus interest and fees.
ZipBonds can often process these bonds instantly for as low as $100 per year.
Frequently Asked Questions
Bond terms typically run for one full year. The registration renewal deadline often matches the bond. Your bond renewal date will be listed on your Lancaster bond form.
Lancaster requires a separate contractor registration and bond if your work falls into more than one of the following categories: general, home improvement/specialty, and skilled trade. You can contact the Lancaster Building Department with any questions about this requirement.
Apply for Your Contractor Bond in Lancaster, OH
ZipBonds offers the fastest and most secure option for getting bonded. Our all-digital platform is intuitive and straightforward. Apply online, email email@example.com or call 888.435.4191 to speak with an agent directly.
Founders Ryan Swalve and Zach Mefferd formed the vision for ZipBonds.com 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.