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Ohio Auctioneer/Auction Firm Bond

How much do auction bonds cost in Ohio?

If you conduct business as an auctioneer in Ohio, the Department of Agriculture, Auctioneer Program, Enforcement Division requires you to post a $25,000 surety bond. SuretyBonds.com instantly issues these bonds for just $250 - no credit check required!

If you arrange, manage, sponsor or advertise personal property at an auction as a professional auction firm, you must post a $50,000 surety bond. These bonds are subject to underwriting, which means the amount you’ll pay is based on a review of your personal credit report. Applicants with strong financial credentials could qualify to pay 1% of the required bond amount, or just $500!

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Bond Type Bond Amount Cost*
$25,000 Auctioneer Bond $25,000 $250 Apply Now
$50,000 Auction Firm Bond $50,000 Subject to Underwriting Apply Now
*The bond premium rate quotes provided to you through this website are for pricing comparisons and quotation estimate purposes only. The bond rate quotes provided are based on general assumptions that may or may not be applicable to you and are subject to change at any time. These rate quotes do not constitute an offer of insurance, nor is any contract, agreement, or bond coverage implied, formed or bound by the provision of rate quotes. Bondability, final bond premium rate quotes and an offer of insurance, if any, will be determined by the insurance company providing your bond. You must contact us directly to obtain a quote for binding purposes.

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Why do I need this bond?

By posting an Ohio auctioneer or auction firm bond, the principal (auctioneer or auction firm) pledges to fully comply with Chapter 4707 of the Ohio Revised Code and all lawful orders and regulations thereunder of the Ohio Department of Agriculture.

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What’s the fine print?

Ohio auctioneer and auction firm bonds expire annually on June 30, so your bond premium could be prorated depending on when you buy it. Our team of surety experts works hard to get you bonded according to your specific needs.

How to become an auctioneer in Ohio

Ohio auctioneer application forms must be completed and submitted with the following materials:

  • $25,000 surety bond
  • Police waiver form
  • 2x2” photo (face only) taken within the last 60 days
  • appropriate license fee and exam
  • original letter on the stationary of a school approved by the Ohio Auctioneers Commission verifying the applicant’s attendance at and graduation from the school

Ohio auction firm applicants must send a completed auction firm application form to the Department of Agriculture, Auctioneer Program, Enforcement Division. All applications must be accompanied by:

  • $50,000 surety bond
  • Police waiver form
  • $100 licensing fee
  • $15 examination fee

Complete licensing information can be accessed via the Additional Resources section of this page.

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Additional Resources


Ohio Department of Agriculture Auctioneer Bond Statement form

Ohio Department of Agriculture Auctioneer License Application Instructions

Ohio Department of Agriculture Auctioneer Application Form

Ohio Department of Agriculture Auctioneer Supplement Application for Business Applicants

Ohio Revised Code Title [47] XLVII OCCUPATIONS - PROFESSIONS Chapter 4707: AUCTIONEERS 4707.01 Auctioneer definitions.

Auction Firms:

Ohio Department of Agriculture Auction Firm Bond Statement

Ohio Department of Agriculture Auction Firm License Application Instructions

Ohio Department of Agriculture Auction Firm Application Form

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