Toledo Contractor License Bond

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Who needs a contractor license bond in Toledo, Ohio?

The following contractors working in Toledo must register with the city:

  • Electrical
  • HVAC
  • Plumbing
  • Refrigeration
  • Hydronics
  • Home remodeling
  • Fire company Class A
  • Fire company Class B
  • Fire company Class C
  • Sewer cleaner
  • Sewer tapper
  • Sidewalk
  • Sign 

Additionally, all contractors working in the city’s right-of-way must register and provide a surety bond. The Director of Public Utilities determines the bond amount according to the extent of the proposed project. 

All registered contractors must also provide the following:

  • Payment of $200 for registration (renewal is $25-$210, depending on the contractor type)
  • Proof of liability insurance that adequately protects the contractor, city, and general public
  • Worker’s compensation insurance
  • Unemployment insurance
  • A completed tax registration form

For more information on registration requirements, see Chapter 911 and Chapter 798 of the city’s municipal code.  

Need to purchase or renew your bond ASAP? Give us a call at (888) 435-4191, and we’ll help you get bonded in a zip! You can also check out our page on contractor license bonds in Ohio for state-specific information.

Get Your Toledo Contractor Bond:

How do contractor license bonds work?

A contractor license bond provides clients with a guarantee that they’ll receive quality work from contractors. By agreeing to the bond, contractors state that they’ll work according to the standards and regulations of the obligee (City of Toledo). Clients can file a claim if a contractor fails to meet any part of the agreement. The surety will initially pay out approved claims, but contractors are ultimately responsible for paying back claims against them.

These bonds are quickly issued and typically cost only $100. Get bonded today by filling out the form below or calling us at (888) 435-4191.

Frequently Asked Questions

You must maintain your bond for as long as your work continues. The bond renewal date often matches the registration renewal, which is December 31 in Toledo. Your bond renewal date will be listed on the bond form.

If your work covers more than one bondable trade, you may need a separate bond and registration for each. Read your municipality requirements thoroughly; if you have questions, you can always contact ZipBonds!

Apply for Your Contractor Bond in Toledo, 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.