Montgomery County Contractor License Bonds

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Who needs a contractor license bond in Montgomery County, Ohio?

Plumbing contractors in Montgomery County must post a $5,000 surety bond. They must also:

  • Complete an annual registration application
  • Pay a $75 registration fee 
  • Provide a certificate of liability insurance: $300,000/$500,000 bodily injury, $100,000 property damage
  • Get a power of attorney authorizing a local insurance agency to act on behalf of the insurance company

Complete requirements are listed on the Montgomery County website.

Additionally, the following contractors must be licensed through the State of Ohio:

  • Plumbing contractors
  • Commercial electrical contractors
  • HVAC contractors
  • Hydronics contractors
  • Plumbing contractors
  • Refrigeration contractors

Building contractors in Montgomery County must obtain a permit and liability insurance ($100,000 property damage, $100/000/$300,000 bodily injury). For complete building requirements, see chapter 153 of the Unified Building Code

Unsure about your bonding requirements? Give us a call at (888) 435-4191 and a ZipBonds agent will be happy to help! 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?

This contractor license bond guarantees clients that their contractors will abide by the standards and regulations of Montgomery County. Clients can file a claim for damages if a contractor fails to follow any components of the bond agreement. The surety will initially pay out approved claims, but contractors are ultimately responsible for paying back claims up to the bond amount.    

You don’t need to pay the full bond amount to acquire your bond. You’ll pay a premium instead, which is a small percentage of the penal sum. ZipBonds offers premiums starting at $100 and can often get you bonded instantly.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Montgomery County bond expires on December 31 each year. Your bond, registration, and insurance must stay up to date for you to remain in good standing and continue working in the county.

You will likely only need one bond if you are a plumbing contractor. You can verify this with Montgomery County Water Services or by calling ZipBonds at (888) 435-4191.

Apply for Your Contractor Bond in Montgomery 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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