Niles Contractor Bond

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Who needs a contractor bond in Niles, Ohio?

All contractors working within Niles city limits must post a $10,000 surety bond. Other requirements for contractors include the following:

  • Register with the city.
  • Pay a $50 registration fee.
  • Provide a certificate of liability insurance ($300,000 minimum).
  • If you are an HVAC, plumbing, hydronics, or refrigeration contractor, you must provide liability insurance (minimum $500,000) and proof of a state or federal license.
  • Provide an Ohio worker’s compensation certification if there are any company employees.

See the contractor registration form for more information on the above requirements. 

Never hesitate to reach out to ZipBonds with any questions. You can call us at (888) 435-4191 – we’d be happy to walk you through the bonding process! For state-specific information, check out our page on contractor license bonds in Ohio.

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How do contractor bonds work?

By signing the surety bond, contractors agree to work according to the standards and regulations of the obligee (City of Niles). Clients can file a claim if a contractor breaks their bond contract by failing to meet specific requirements. The surety will initially pay out approved claims, but contractors are responsible for paying back claims over time.

You will pay a premium to acquire your bond, a small percentage of the penal sum. ZipBonds premiums start at just $100. And we can often approve applications and issue bonds immediately!

Frequently Asked Questions

It’s common for a city or county registration renewal date to align with the bond renewal deadline. In Niles, you must renew your registration by March 31 each year. The bond renewal date will be listed on your bond form.

You will only need one contractor license bond unless you work in multiple trades that require bonding. You can call us (ZipBonds) or contact the Niles Building Department to verify your bonding requirements.

Apply for Your Contractor Bond in Niles, 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.



Founders Ryan Swalve and Zach Mefferd formed the vision for 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.