Mahoning County Contractor License Bond
Who Requires a Mahoning County Contractor Bond?
Mahoning County, Ohio requires certain classifications of contractors to obtain a contractor license as part of the licensing process. The certain classifications are:
- Electrical contractors
- Building contractors
- HVAC contractors
- Hydronics and Refrigeration contractors
All contractor license/registration bond amounts are set at $10,000.
What is a Mahoning County Contractor Bond?
A Mahoning County contractor bond provides a guarantee to the general public that the contractor will fulfill their obligations and will comply with applicable laws and regulations. If a contractor fails to complete a project or violates any laws stipulated in the Mahoning County Code of Ordinances, a customer can file a claim against the bond to seek compensation for any financial losses. To put it simply, the bond acts as a financial protection for customers and the public in Mahoning County.
Additionally, the Ohio Revised Code mandates that contractors obtain a contractor license bond as a condition for obtaining and maintaining a contractor’s license.
To learn more about contract bonds, you can refer to our “What is a Bonded Contractor” article for more information
How to get a Mahoning County Contractor Bond
SuretyNow offers Mahoning County contractor license bond for $90 for a 1 year term. Discounts are available if you are looking to purchase for a longer term. See our pricing table below for multi-year pricing.
The Mahoning County contractor license bond can be issued instantly without credit/background checks. After purchase, we will mail a copy of the bond to you and you will need to submit the copy of the bond along with your license application to Mahoning County.
How To Get a Contractor License Bond in Mahoning County, Ohio
To become a licensed commercial contractor in Mahoning County, the applicant must be at least 18 years of age, be a U.S citizen, and have a valid State of Ohio Commercial license. Then, the following must be presented in order to secure a contractor registration:
- Copy of current state of Ohio Contractor Specialty Trade License that’s registered only in Mahoning County
- A surety bond in the amount of $10,000, made out to Mahoning County Building
- A Certificate of Liability Insurance listing Mahoning County as a certificate holder, with the limits of liability no less than $300,000 for damages to a single person, and $500,000 for one occurrence.
- Your tax identification number
- Your workers’ compensation identification number (if more than one employee in your business)
- Registration fee of $100 for year 2023
To obtain a residential license please call the office for the licensing information at 330-270-2894. Additional information about applications can be found on the Mahoning County website. Also, more information about Mahoning County Building Regulations can be found online.
Applications are be submitted to:
Building Inspection Department
Room 201, 50 Westchester Dr
Youngstown, Ohio 44515