Types of Surety Bonds in Ohio
There are three main types of surety bonds you may need in Ohio. They are:
You’ll need a commercial bond (also known as a license bond) if you want to get a business license in the state to start an auto dealership, contracting company, mortgage brokerage, and many more.
You’ll have to get contract bonds to participate in certain public and private construction projects as a contractor.
You may need a court bond to appeal a court’s ruling or if you become the guardian of another person.
Want to find out your specific bond? You can locate it quickly in the table below and apply online for your free quote. Need further details about the Ohio surety bond requirements? You can speak with our bonding experts by calling us at (877)-514-5146.
Find Your Ohio Surety Bond
|Freight Broker Bond (BMC-84)||N/A||FMCSA||Apply Now|
|General license & permit bond (not listed)||N/A||N/A||Apply Now|
|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 Commission||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
The bonding process is straightforward and consists of three steps:
Apply For Your Bond
First, you can fill out our simple online application. You’ll have to provide some basic details, but completing the form is easy and quick.
Get a Bond Rate
When we get your application, we’ll search for the best rate for you using our extensive network of surety partners. Then we’ll send you a free, no-obligations quote.
Buy Your Bond
Finally, you’ll just need to pay the bond premium to complete the process. We’ll send you the bond via email, but you can also request a paper copy, if you need one.
For more details about the way bonding works, you can consult our detailed How to Get Bonded guide.
If you want to learn about bond pricing, you can review our How Much Does a Surety Bond Cost? guide.
If you have a low credit score or face other financial difficulties, it may be more difficult to get bonded because the risk for the bond provider is higher.
At Lance Surety Bonds, we operate our bad credit surety bonds program to give an option to applicants struggling with financial issues. The rates are a bit higher due to the increased bonding risk - in the range of 5%-15% of the total amount. Still, this is a great way to get the bond you need at the best rate.
Most Popular Surety Bonds in Ohio
Auto dealers in Ohio need a $250,000 bond to get a license from the state Bureau of Motor Vehicles.
Some cities in Ohio require contractors to get bonded. You’ll need a $25,000 contractor license bond to get licensed in the City of Columbus and in the City Cleveland, for example.
Mortgage brokers in Ohio have to get a bond between $50,000 and $150,000, depending on their exact mortgage activities and aggregate loan amount of residential mortgage loans originated in the previous calendar year
To get an Ohio auctioneer license, you’ll need to post a $25,000 bond.
Title insurance agencies in Ohio have to get a license from the state Department of Insurance. As a part of this process, they have to post a $150,000 bond.
Money transmitters in Ohio need a $300,000 bond to get a license from the Ohio Division of Financial Institutions.
If you want to get a credit services organization license in Ohio, you’ll need to provide a $50,000 surety bond.
Telephone solicitors in Ohio need a $50,000 surety bond to get a certificate of registration from the state Attorney General’s Office.
If you want to start a surplus line brokership in Ohio, you’ll have to get a $25,000 bond.
To become a lottery retail agent in Ohio, you’ll need to post a $15,000 bond.
Do you need a specific professional license in Ohio?
You can consult our licensing guides for a complete overview of the process: