Ohio Contractor License Bond's are required by Ohio's Department of Commerce to obtain your Ohio Contractor License Bond. The Ohio Contractor License Bond amount is depending on the county you live in.
$5,000 surety bond for the City of Cleveland
$10,000 surety bond for Fayette County, Summit County ,and City of Nile
$15,000 surety bond for the City of Avon Lake
$10,000 surety bond for the City of Bexley, and the City of Cincinnati
$25,000 surety bond for the City of Brook Park, and the City of Columbus,
There are 3 parts to a Contractor License surety bond. The Principal "YOU", The Surety Company, and the Obligee. The Principal is the business or individual applying for the Contractor License Surety Bond. The Obligee is the individual or entity requiring the Surety Bond and the Surety Company is the company who provides the Surety Bond coverage.
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The Ohio Construction Industry Licensing Board (OCILB) issues State Licenses to Commercial Contractors for the following trades: Electrical, HVAC, Hydronics, Plumbing, and Refrigeration. To receive a state license, an applicant must meet the following requirements:
Be at least 18 years of age.
Be a United States citizen or a legal alien-must provide proof of being a legal alien.
Either have been a tradesperson in the type of licensed trade for which the application is filed for not less than five (5) years immediately prior to the date the application is filed, currently be a registered engineer in this state with three (3) years of business experience in the construction industry in the trade for which the engineer is applying to take the examination.
Never have been convicted of a disqualifying offense as defined in S.B. 337.
Pass the examination in the trade.
Carry minimum $500,000 contractor liability coverage.
Pay the applicable fees.
Once you have been approved by the Board, you are required to complete a State and Federal Background Check prior to sitting for the examination.
Results must be submitted from the background agency directly to:
Ohio Department of Commerce
Division of Industrial Compliance
Ohio Construction Industry Licensing Board (OCILB)
6606 Tussing Road
P.O. Box 4009
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068-9009
Phone (614) 644-3493