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Ohio Professional Solicitor Bond

How much does a professional solicitor and fundraiser counsel bond cost in Ohio?

The Ohio Attorney General requires professional solicitors to post $25,000 surety bonds prior to conducting business.

Because these bonds are subject to surety underwriting consideration, the premium rate you’ll pay depends on a review of your personal credit report. Qualified applicants could pay as low as $250 for their bonds.

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Bond Type Bond Amount Cost by Credit Score*
680 and up 679 - 600 599 or lower
Bond for Professional Solicitor and Fund-Raising Counsel $25,000 Starts at $250 $1,000-$2,000 $2,500 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.

Call 1 (800) 308-4358 or submit an online bond request to connect with a member of our team of surety bond specialists. We can typically provide your free bond quote within 1 business day of submitting your application!

Why do I need this bond?

Ohio professional solicitor surety bonds guarantee that principals (professional solicitors or fund-raising counsels) conduct business in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 1716 of the Ohio Revised Code. If the principal violates any of the terms of the surety bond agreement - such as using funds solicited for reasons other than for the charity intended - the bond protects harmed parties from financial loss up to the full penal sum of the bond ($25,000). The principal is responsible for paying the surety back for any damages paid out.

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What’s the fine print?

Professional solicitor and fund-raiser counsel bonds in Ohio remain in full force and effect as long as the principal adheres to the terms of the surety bond contract. The surety can cancel the bond at any time by giving written notice of cancellation to the Attorney General via certified mail at least 30 days prior to the effective cancellation/termination date.

How to become a professional solicitor in Ohio

To register as a professional solicitor or fund-raising counsel in Ohio, applicants must submit the following materials:

  • Key Personnel Attachment
  • Additional Personnel Attachment
  • Personnel Holding Positions with Other Organizations Attachment, if applicable
  • Financial Interests in Vendors Involved in the Solicitation Process Attachment, if applicable
  • Disciplinary Actions Attachment, if applicable
  • Personnel Felonies Attachment, if applicable
  • $25,000 surety bond
  • $200 filing fee

All forms can be accessed from the Important Links section of this page.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Ohio Revised Code: Title 17, Chapter 1716.07 (Professional Solicitors)

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