Mahoning County, Ohio Contractors License Bond

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Who needs a contractor bond in Mahoning County, Ohio?

The following contractors in Mahoning must post a $10,000 surety bond with the Mahoning County Building Department:

  • Building contractors
  • Electrical contractors 
  • HVAC contractors
  • All commercial contractors  

Other requirements include the following:

  • Provide proof of liability insurance: $300,000 for injuries, $500,000 per accident or occurrence.
  • Provide your tax identification number.
  • Provide your workers’ compensation identification number (if you have more than one employee in your business).
  • Provide a copy of an Ohio state license if you are an HVAC, electrical, hydronics, or refrigeration contractor – and register with Mahoning.

You’ll find a complete list of contractor requirements in the Mahoning County Building Regulations document.

If you’re unsure if this bond applies to you, call (888) 435-4191, and one of our agents will be more than happy to help. You can also check out our page on contractor license bonds in Ohio if you need state-specific information.

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How do contractor license bonds work?

A contractor license bond guarantees clients that contractors will work according to the standards and regulations of the obligee (Mahoning County). Clients can file a compensatory claim if a contractor fails to follow their bond contract. The surety may step in to settle the claim upfront, but contractors are responsible for reimbursing them in full – plus paying additional fees and interest.

To acquire your bond, you will pay a premium, a small percentage of the penal sum. ZipBonds premiums start at just $100, and we can often process your bond immediately.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Mahoning County bond expires annually on the same day as the contractor registration and insurance: December 31. Each must be renewed by this date for you to stay in good standing as a contractor.

If your work encompasses multiple trades that require bonding, you may need various contractor license bonds. You can contact the Mahoning County Building Inspection at 330-270-2894 if you’re unsure about your requirements. ZipBonds would also be happy to help you identify your bonding needs!

Apply for Your Contractor Bond in Mahoning County, 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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