Who needs a contractor registration bond in Whitehall, Ohio?
All contractors working in Whitehall must register with the city and post a $25,000 surety bond. Additionally, all contractors must provide the following:
- A registration application (mechanical or non-mechanical)
- Payment of $100 for registration
- Proof of liability insurance for $500,000
- A copy of a current state license (for the following contractors only): Electric, HVAC, hydronic, plumbing, refrigeration, fire alarm, fire suppression
- A copy of a City of Columbus sewer license (sanitary sewer contractors only)
The City of Whitehall provides complete contractor requirements.
Please reach out to ZipBonds with any questions 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 does a contractor bond work?
Contractor license bonds ensure that contractors meet all applicable regulations and codes of their obligee (City of Whitehall). The bond is a safeguard for clients.
The contractor acts as the principal in the bond contract. The bond guarantees a client compensation if the contractor breaks licensing and permit laws that result in damages. The surety may cover any costs to settle a bond claim upfront, but the contractor is ultimately responsible for paying back the surety over time.
To acquire their bond, contractors don’t need to pay the full amount. They will instead pay a premium, a small percentage of the bond amount. ZipBonds can issue these bonds quickly for just $100.
Frequently Asked Questions
Bonds typically run on one-year terms and require annual renewal. Your bond renewal date will be listed on your bond form.
Apply for Your Contractor Bond in Whitehall, OH
ZipBonds offers the fastest and most secure option for getting bonded. Our all-digital platform is intuitive and straightforward. Apply online, email email@example.com 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.