Ohio Sewage Treatment System Bond
Ohio Sewage Treatment System Bond Information
The Ohio Department of Health requires Sewage Treatment Systems installers, service providers, and septage haulers to post surety bonds. Depending on the nature of the work, different bonds are required, and companies that provide multiple services generally need a separate bond for each type of work provided.
There are 2 different classifications for installers: single system (small flow) installers and multiple system installers. The sewage treatment system rules went into effect January 1st, 2015.
All state bonds expire 12/31 each year and a new bond is required.
The following city and county surety bond requirements are available for low flat rates:
- City of Columbus - Service Provider $25,000 bond: $125 flat rate; Installer $25,000 bond: $125 flat rate
- Allen County - Installers and Alterers $25,00 bond: $125 flat rate
- Fairfield County - Installer $20,000 bond: $100 flat rate; Service Provider $10,000 bond: $100 flat rate
- Hamilton County - Installer $25,000 bond: $125 flat rate
- Muskingum County - Installer $25,000 bond: $125 flat rate
- Stark County - Hauler $25,000 bond: $125 flat rate; Installer $25,000 bond: $125 flat rate; Service Provider $25,000 bond: $125 flat rate
- Warren County - Installer $25,000 bond: $125 flat rate; Service Provider $25,000 bond: $125 flat rate
How Much Does a Sewage Treatment System Bond Cost in Ohio?
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What Does a Sewage Treatment System Bond Protect Against?
The bond is for the benefit of "any aggrieved party" for damages incurred as a result of a violation of OAC Chapter 3701-
29, as provided by OAC 3701-29-03 (C) and holds the state harmless for such damages.
Getting Your Ohio Business License or Registration
Per the Department of Health, the different lines of work are defined as follows:
Installer: OAC 3701-29-01 (FFF) Any person who engages in the business of installing or altering or who, as an employee of another, installs or alters any sewage treatment system or gray water recycling system.
Service Provider: OAC 3701-29-01 (OOOO) Any person who services, monitors, evaluates or samples, but does not install or alter, sewage treatment systems or gray water recycling systems. For the purpose of this chapter, service provider shall include a homeowner servicing his own system to meet the requirement of a service contract for product approval or demonstration of maintenance for an O&M program established in accordance with rule 3701-29-19 of the Administrative Code.
Septage Hauler: OAC 3701-29-001 (JJJJ) Any person who engages in the collection, transportation, disposal, and/or land application of domestic septage. A septage hauler may also evaluate and report on the condition of any tank they are pumping.
Additional information for licensing can be found on the Ohio Department of Health's Sewage Treatment Systems site for Contractors.