Maple Heights Contractor License Bond

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

All contractors and subcontractors working in Maple Heights must register with the city and post a $25,000 surety bond. Additional requirements for contractors and subcontractors include the following steps:

  • Complete the contractor registration application with a copy of your ID attached.
  • Pay the $100 registration fee.
  • Complete the registration for city income tax.
  • Provide a certificate of insurance: $100,000/$300,000 public liability and $100,000/$300,000 property damage.
  • Provide a copy of a worker’s compensation certificate if you have more than one employee.
  • If you’re an HVAC, electrical, hydronics, or plumbing contractor, submit a copy of your Ohio state license.
  • If you’re a fire protection or asbestos contractor, submit a copy of your state certification.

Complete contractor requirements are listed in the Maple Heights contractor and subcontractor registration packet. Call ZipBonds at (888) 435-4191 to get bonded as quickly as possible. 

See 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 ensures that clients receive quality work from their contractors. By signing the bond, contractors agree to follow the standards and regulations of the obligee (City of Maple Heights). Clients can file a claim if a contractor fails to follow the agreement in any capacity. If a claim is valid, the surety may cover the costs to settle it upfront. However, contractors are ultimately responsible for repaying them in full over time.

To acquire your bond, you’ll pay a premium, a small percentage of the penal sum. ZipBonds offers premiums for as low as $100 and can often process bonds instantly.

Frequently Asked Questions

You must renew your bond and registration forms in Maple Heights annually. Each one expires on December 31.

If your work covers multiple trades that require bonding, you could need one bond per trade. You can contact ZipBonds or the Maple Heights Building Department with questions about your bonding requirements.

Apply for Your Contractor Bond in Maple 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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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.