City of Mentor Contractor Bond

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Who needs a contractor license bond in Mentor, Ohio?

All contractors seeking registration in Mentor must post a surety bond. The bond amount is variable, and the Mentor Building Department handles inquiries regarding specific bond amounts. 

Other contractor requirements include the following:

  • Provide proof of liability insurance for bodily injury and property damage of $1,000,000.
  • Pay the $100 registration fee.
  • Provide a copy of your Ohio state license if you are an HVAC, electrical, hydronics, or refrigeration contractor.

Helpful links:

Call ZipBonds at (888) 435-4191 to get bonded as quickly as possible. You can also check out our page on contractor license bonds in Ohio for state-specific information.

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How do contractor bonds work?

A contractor license bond guarantees that clients receive satisfactory work from their contractors. By signing the bond, contractors ensure that they’ll follow the standards and regulations of their obligee (City of Mentor). Clients can file a claim if a contractor fails to follow the agreement. 

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

Frequently Asked Questions

The Mentor bond expires one year after the approval date. Keep your bond, registration, and insurance updated to continue operating legally in the city.

You will need to be registered and bonded in Mentor for each trade you work in.

Apply for Your Contractor Bond in Mentor, 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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