Rossford Contractor License Bond

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Who needs a contractor bond in Rossford, Ohio?

All contractors and subcontractors in Rossford must register with the city. The registration fee and license bond/liability insurance requirements for different contractor types are listed below:

  • Commercial general contractors: $500 registration fee, liability insurance
  • Residential general contractors: $100 registration fee, liability insurance
  • Electrical contractors: $50 registration fee, $5,000 license bond
  • Plumbing contractors: $50 registration fee, $5,000 license bond
  • HVAC contractors: $50 registration fee, $5,000 license bond
  • Paving contractors: $50 registration fee, $5,000 license bond
  • Sewer contractors: $50 registration fee, $10,000 license bond

Additionally, all contractors and subcontractors must provide the following:

  • A completed registration application
  • State of Ohio specialty contractor license (if applicable)
  • A copy of liability insurance that is deemed satisfactory by the city
  • A copy of your state workman’s compensation certificate

Registration fees and license bond amounts can be found on the contractor registration form. Other requirements are listed in Chapter 905 of the Rossford municipal code

Need help? Just pick up the phone and call us at (888) 435-4191! 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?

The City of Rossford (obligee) sets the contractor license bond terms. The bond is a safeguard for clients, ensuring the contractor (principal) adheres to all applicable city and state laws while performing work in the area.  

If the contractor breaks any part of the bond agreement, the surety company will initially cover any damages to other parties. These parties may include the city, state, or individual clients. The contractor is ultimately responsible for paying the surety back for any covered claims up to the full bond amount ($5,000 or $10,000) – plus fees and interest.

To obtain your surety bond, you will pay a premium – a small percentage of the bond value. ZipBonds can issue contractor license bonds quickly at a typical premium rate of $100.

Frequently Asked Questions

Typically, a bond will remain active for one calendar year before requiring renewal. Your bond renewal deadline will be listed on your bond form.

You may need multiple bonds if your work encompasses various trades. Many municipalities require a separate registration and bond for different trades. Read Rossford’s municipal code carefully to understand your requirements. Or contact ZipBonds for help!

Apply for Your Contractor Bond in Rossford, 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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