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How much does a title agent bond cost in Ohio?
The Licensing Division of the Ohio Department of Insurance requires title agents to post $150,000 surety bonds to work within the state.
These bonds are subject to underwriting, which means the price you’ll pay depends on a review of your personal credit report. Because the required bond amount is so high, surety underwriting companies might require additional financial credentials to produce the bond. Having current business financials and a personal financial statement available when you contact our team of bonding experts will expedite the bonding process and could help you qualify for a lower premium rate!
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Why do I need this bond?
Ohio title agent surety bonds are put in place to ensure that principals (insurance agents) conduct business according to the laws of the state. The bond protects any person who sustains loss resulting from the principal’s actions of theft, misappropriation, fraud or any other failure to properly disburse settlement, closing or escrow funds in a real estate transaction.
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What’s the fine print?
Title agent bonds in Ohio are continuously effective until canceled. The surety must give the principal and the Superintendent of Insurance written notice of cancellation 60 days prior to the desired date of termination.
The bond is conditioned so that both clients of the agent and the department can file claims against the agent in the case of unpaid monies of any kind. Regardless of the number of years the bond is renewed for, no claim against the bond can exceed the penal sum of $150,000.
How to become a title agent in Ohio
To apply for a title agent license in Ohio, applicants must fully complete the form prescribed by the department. Applicants must supply the following information on the application:
- Name, address, social security number and contact information of applicant
- Name of business entity, as well as address and contact information
- Mailing address, if different
- Agency or business entity affiliations
- Employment history
- Whether the applicant has ever been convicted of any applicable crimes relating to the business of title insurance
- Whether the applicant has ever filed for bankruptcy
- Certification and attestation of applicant
Complete licensing information can be accessed via the Additional Resources section of this page.