Who needs a contractor license bond in Portage County, Ohio?
All contractors seeking a permit in Portage County must register with the county and post a $10,000 surety bond.
Additionally, these contractors must:
- Complete the registration, if applying for the first time or changing addresses
- Pay the $100 registration fee if a master tradesman and the $25 registration fee if a journeyman
- Provide a copy of a State of Ohio specialty contractor license
- Provide a copy of liability insurance: $100,000/$300,000 bodily injury, $50,000 property damage
Complete requirements can be found in the Portage County contractor registration packet.
If you need any help obtaining the bond you need, contact ZipBonds by calling (888) 435-4191. We’d be happy to walk you through the bonding process! You can also check out our page on contractor license bonds in Ohio for 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 promise to work according to the regulations of the obligee (Portage County). Clients can file a claim for compensation if a contractor doesn’t follow the agreement completely. The surety initially pays out approved claims, but contractors are ultimately responsible for paying back these claims in full – plus fees and interest.
These bonds are quickly issued and typically cost only $100. Get bonded today by filling out the form below.
Frequently Asked Questions
You must renew your surety bond and registration by December 31 each year. Keep these and your insurance up to date to maintain compliance in Portage County.
If you work in multiple trades, you may need a separate bond per trade.
Apply for Your Contractor Bond in Portage County, OH
ZipBonds offers the fastest and most secure option for getting bonded. Our all-digital platform is intuitive and straightforward. Apply online, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 888.435.4191 to speak with an agent directly.
Founders Ryan Swalve and Zach Mefferd formed the vision for ZipBonds.com 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.