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Ohio Surety Bonds Explained

Ohio surety bonds may be needed in a variety of situations by both businesses and individuals. Some of the more common cases when you may need to post a bond include getting a professional licensing and participating in the bidding on construction projects. A bond may also be required of you by a court.

The bonding functions as a contractual agreement between three parties. The principal is the one who needs to get bonded. The obligee is the relevant authority that imposes the bonding requirement. The surety is the bond provider.

In the sections below, you can find detailed information about Ohio surety bonds, as well as their costs.

Find Your Ohio Surety Bond

We offer all types of surety bonds in all 50 states. If you can't find your bond in the table below, select "General business license or permit bond (not listed otherwise)" and start your application.
Market Agencies/Dealers Bond Auction Firm Bond Argicultural Department Apply Now
Contractor License (No P&P Language) Bond City of Reynoldsburg Contractors Registration Bond The City of Reynoldsburg Building Division Apply Now
Contractor License Performance & Payment (Local) Bond Contractor License/Registration Bond Form City of Columbus Apply Now
Contractor License Performance & Payment (Local) Bond City of Cleveland Contractor's Bond City of Cleveland Dept of Building Apply Now
Contractor License Performance & Payment (Local) Bond Contractor's Bond, City of University Heights City of University Heights Building Department Apply Now
Contractor License Performance & Payment (Local) Bond Electrical Contractor's Bond Trumbal County Electrical Department Apply Now
Contractor License Performance & Payment (Local) Bond Dayton & Montgomery County Plumbing Bond Dayton & Montgomery County Public Health Apply Now
Contractor License Performance & Payment (Local) Bond Contractor License Bond (City of North Canton, OH) City of North Canton Apply Now
Contractor License Performance & Payment (State) Bond Installer of Manufactured Homes Dept of Development, Building services Division Apply Now
Contractor License Performance & Payment (State) Bond Concrete Contractor Bond (Village of Covington, OH Ohio - Village Of Covington Apply Now
Contractor License Performance & Payment (State) Bond Sewage Treatment Systems Service Provider Bond ODH Apply Now
Contractor License Performance & Payment (State) Bond Contractor License Performance & Payment (State) B Ohio Department of Health Apply Now
Debt Consolidators Bond Credit Service Organization Bond Ohio Dept of Commerce Div of Fin Inst Apply Now
Professional Fund Raisers Bond Bond for Professional Colicitor and Fund Raising C Ohio Attorney General - Charitable Law Section Apply Now
Insurance Adjusters Bond Public Insurance Adjuster Ohio Superintendent of Insurance Apply Now
Insurance Adjusters Bond Electronic Individual Public Insurance Adjuster Department of Insurance, Licensing Division Apply Now
Insurance Agents/Brokers Bond Insurance Broker Dept of Insurance Apply Now
Insurance Surplus Lines Brokers Bond Ohio Specific Surplus Lines Broker Bond Ohio Department of Insurance Apply Now
Mortgage Broker (1st & 2nd Mortgages) Bond Mortgage Broker Act Superintendent of Financial Institutions Apply Now
Mortgage Lender/Banker (1st & 2nd Mort.) Bond OHIO MORTGAGE BROKER ACT Superintendent of Financial Institutions Apply Now
Title Insurance Agents & Escrow Officers Bond Title Agent Bond Department of Insurance Apply Now
Defective Title Bond Motor Vehicle Title Defect Consumer Protection Section Apply Now
Motor Vehicle (Non-Dealer, Not Listed) Bond Deputy Registrar Department of Public Safety - Bureau of Motor Vehi Apply Now
Sport Permits Bond Athletic Commission OH Athletic Commission Apply Now
Sport Permits Bond Boxing, Mixed Martial Arts and Tough Person Promot Ohio Athletic Commission Apply Now
Sport Permits Bond Athlete Agent Bond OH Athletic Commission Apply Now
Nursing Homes Bond Nursing Homes Bond Director of the Ohio Department of Human Services Apply Now
Professional Licenses (All Other) Bond Precious Metals Dealers State of Ohio Department of Commerce Apply Now
Professional Licenses (All Other) Bond Brine Transporation System $15K Ohio Dept of Natural Resources Apply Now
Professional Licenses (All Other) Bond Commercial Dog Breeder Bond Dept. of Agriculture Div. of Animal Health Apply Now
Professional Licenses (All Other) Bond Solid Waste Facility or Scrap Tire Transporter Bon Ohio Environmental Protection Agency Apply Now
Schools (All) Bond Board of Cosmetology Ohio State Board of Cosmetology Apply Now
Schools (All) Bond Surety Bond of Driving School State of Ohio Driving School Bond Apply Now
Schools (All) Bond Department of Public Safety Driving School OH Dept of Public Safety Apply Now
Schools (All) Bond Private Driving Training School Bond Ohio Department of Public Safety Apply Now
Fuel Tax (All Others, Sellers & Users) Bond Dealer in Motor Vehicle Fuel Department of Taxation Apply Now
Grain & Commodity (State License & Warehouse) Bond Agricultural Commodity Handler Bond Ohio Department of Agriculture Apply Now
Turnpike/Bridge Toll Bond Turnpike Use Bond (OTIC) Ohio Turnpike and Infrastructure Commision Apply Now
Utility Deposit Bond AEP In Lieu of Cash Deposit Bond American Electric Power Apply Now
Concessionaires Bond Performance Bond ODNR Div of Parks and Recreation Apply Now
Wages & Fringe Benefits Bond Wages & Fringe Benefits Local Union #32 IBEW Lima OH Apply Now
Wages & Fringe Benefits Bond Fringe Bond International Union of Operating Engineers, Local Apply Now
Wages & Fringe Benefits Bond Secure Payment of Wages and Fringe Benefits Bond Local Union No. 24 Sheet Metal Apply Now
Wages & Fringe Benefits Bond Contractor Wage and Fringe Benefit Bond Northern Ohio PMC, INC. Apply Now
Wages & Fringe Benefits Bond Wage & Fringe Benefit Bond (Plumbers & Steamfitter Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 42 Apply Now
Lottery Bond Lottery Sales Retailer Ohio Lottery Commission Apply Now
Telemarketing/Phone Solicitor Bond Bond for Professional Solicitor Charitable Law Apply Now
Telemarketing/Phone Solicitor Bond Telephone Solicitor Ohio Attorney General Apply Now

Questions about Surety Bonds in Ohio

How much does the bonding cost?

Your surety bond cost depends on the type of bond you need to obtain and the bond amount that is required of you. The amount of a surety bond represents the backing which can be extended to obligees in case of proven claims.

When you apply with a surety, it has to examine your financial standing and records. When determining your bond premium, the most important factors are your personal credit score, as well as personal and business financials. Applicants with solid credit score usually receive a rate between 1%-4% of the total amount of the bond.

Can I get bonded with bad credit?

Applicants who have a low credit score, bankruptcies, or other financial issues may find it hard to get bonded. We have designed our Bad Credit Surety Bonds program to provide a bonding option in such cases. In order to accommodate the higher risk involved, rates under this program are somewhat higher, between 5%-15%.

What are the steps to getting bonded?

You can start your bonding online with ease. If you need license or contractor bonds, you can use this online application form. In case you have to obtain a court bond, you have to use the court bond application form.

Once we receive your query, we will send you a free, no-obligation quote for your Ohio surety bond. If you are satisfied with the price, you can purchase the bond online. Afterwards, we will send you a digital and a hard copy of the bond.

If you would like to learn more about the intricacies of the bonding process, you can consult the in-depth How to Get Bonded page.

If you’re not sure what kind of bond you need, have trouble with your application, or have other queries, you can call us at (877) 514-5146.

Who Needs to Obtain an Ohio Surety Bond

You may need to post a surety bond in Ohio in a variety of situations. You can review the most common ones in this section.

License bonds are usually requested as part of the licensing requirements for professionals. Many Ohio businesses and individuals, such as auto dealers, mortgage brokers, and contractors meet to get bonded as a part of their licensing. License bonds protect the public and the state of Ohio and guarantee that bonded and licensed professionals will adhere to state regulations.

You may need to obtain contract bonds if you wish to participate in a construction project’s bid or will be working on a project that requires such bonding. Ohio contractors working on state and federal projects, as well as on a growing number of private projects, have to post contract bonds. Their function is to guarantee to the project owners that contractors will perform according to their contractual obligations.

Court bonds are usually requested by Ohio courts from individuals who participate in a variety of different legal proceedings. If you appeal a judgment, the court may require you to obtain an appeal bond. In case you have to assume the role of a fiduciary, you may have to get a fiduciary bond.

Most Popular Surety Bonds in Ohio

Ohio Auto Dealer Bond

If you wish to open a car dealership in Ohio, you will need a $25,000 bond.

Contractor License Bond

In order to become a licensed contractor in Ohio, you may have to provide a surety bond to your city or local authorities.

Mortgage Broker Bond

Mortgage brokers in Ohio need to obtain a mortgage broker bond between $50,000 and $150,000.

Brewers Bond / TTB Bond

As in other states, Ohio brewers have to obtain a bond to meet the requirements of the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB).

Freight Broker Bond

Freight brokers from across the U.S. need to get a $75,000 bond to operate legally.

Cigarette Tax Bonds

Sellers of tobacco in Ohio have to provide a surety bond as a guarantee for the purchasing of cigarette stamps on credit.

About Us

Lance Surety Bonds
Lance Surety Bond Associates, Inc. is a Pennsylvania-based surety bond agency that offers bonding at competitive rates in all 50 states. Established in 2010, our company has grown to become one of the top online bond producers in the country. Working exclusively with A-rated and T-listed bonding companies gives us the confidence to offer a 100% money-back guarantee. read more

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