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Columbus, Ohio Contractor License Bond

How much does a contractor license bond cost in Columbus, Ohio?

The City of Columbus requires those wishing to become contractors to post a $25,000 surety bond. With good credit, the premiums for these bonds could be as low as $125. Columbus has specific regulations that differ from the rest of Ohio, so it is important to make sure you purchase the correct bond.

These bonds are subject to underwriting, which means that a review of the applicant’s credit report will determine exactly how much the bond will cost. Since the required amount and price of this bond fluctuate so much, we suggest calling in to receive a free, personalized bond quote. Give us a call today at 1 (800) 308-4358 or to get started.

Bond Type Bond Amount Cost by Credit Score*
680 and up 679 - 600 599 or lower
Contractor License Bond $25,000 Starts at 3% 5-10% 10%+ 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.

To receive a free bond quote fill out our online bond request form. You’ll be contacted by a member of our team of surety specialists who will walk you through each step of the bonding process and get you a free surety bond quote.

Why do I need this bond?

Contractor bonds in Columbus, Ohio are put in place to ensure that principals (contractors) complete construction work in accordance with the laws of the city and state. This includes adhering to all building codes, paying all taxes due and more. Typically, these bonds protect the city and/or any individual who is harmed as a result of the principal’s non-compliance from financial loss up to the full amount of the bond. The surety will pay for the full cost of the claim up to the total bond amount, but the principal must reimburse the surety for all damages paid out.

Our experts at SuretyBonds.com know all about this specific bond type and can answer all of your questions. Submit a bond request to get the Nevada contractor bond you need!

What’s the fine print?

Contractor license bonds run continuously and must renewed annually unless they are claimed against or cancelled. However, the surety must give the obligee 30-days written notice before the cancellation takes effect.

How to become a contractor in Columbus, Ohio

Applicants wishing to become a contractor in Columbus must submit the following:

  • $25,000 surety bond
  • General contractor application
  • $350 annual registration fee

Applications can be found on the City of Columbus website. For more information on general rules, regulations and guidelines refer to the Additional Resources section below.

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Additional Resources

City of Columbus Contractor License Registration

General Contractor Licensing Information

Contractor License Resources

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