Ohio Sewage Treatment System Septage Hauler Bond: A Comprehensive Guide

January 27, 2021

Ohio Sewage Treatment System Septage Hauler Bond

This guide provides information for insurance agents to help contractors on Ohio Sewage Treatment System Septage Hauler bonds

At a Glance:

  • Average Cost: $100 per year
  • Bond Amount: $25,000
  • Who Needs It: All individuals and businesses seeking to obtain a Sewage Treatment System Septage Hauler Registration in the State of Ohio
  • Purpose: To ensure the public will receive compensation for any damages should the septage hauler fail to comply with registration law
  • Who Regulates Sewage Treatment System Septage Haulers in Ohio: The Ohio Department of Health (DOH) is the ultimate regulatory authority, however septage haulers will need to register with each local health district where work is performed

Background

Ohio Statute 3701-29-03 requires all sewage treatment system septage haulers operating in the state to register with each local health district where work is performed. The Ohio legislature enacted the registration laws and regulations to ensure that septage haulers engage in ethical business practices. In order to provide financial security for the enforcement of the registration law, septage haulers must purchase and maintain a $25,000 sewage treatment systems septage hauler surety bond to be eligible for registration.

What is the Purpose of the Ohio Sewage Treatment System Septage Hauler Bond?

Ohio requires septage haulers to purchase the Sewage Treatment System Septage Hauler Bond as part of the application process to obtain a sewage treatment system septage hauler registration. The bond ensures that the public will receive compensation for financial harm if the septage hauler fails to comply with the registration regulations. In short, the bond is a type of insurance that protects the public if the septage hauler breaks registration laws.

Ohio Sewage Treatment System Septage Hauler Bond Form

Ohio Sewage Treatment System Septage Hauler Bond Form

How Can an Insurance Agent Obtain an Ohio Sewage Treatment System Septage Hauler Surety Bond?

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Is a Credit Check Required for the Ohio Sewage Treatment System Septage Hauler Bond?

No, a credit check is not required for the Ohio Sewage Treatment System Septage Hauler Bond. Because this bond is considered relatively low-risk, the same low rate is offered to all septage haulers in Ohio.

How Much Does the Ohio Sewage Treatment System Septage Hauler Bond Cost?

The $25,000 Ohio Sewage Treatment System Septage Hauler Bond costs just $100 per year.

How Does Ohio Define “Sewage Treatment System Septage Hauler”?

Ohio Statute 3701-29-01 defines a septage hauler as “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.”

How Do Sewage Treatment System Septage Haulers Apply for Registration in Ohio?

Sewage treatment system septage haulers in Ohio must navigate several steps to obtain their registration. Below are the general guidelines, but septage haulers should refer to the DOH’s Registration Fact Sheet for details on the process.

Registration Period – The Ohio Sewage Treatment System Septage Hauler Registration expires at the end of every calendar year and must be renewed before the expiration date

Step 1 – Determine the Local Health Authority

Sewage treatment system septage haulers will need to register with each local health authority where work is performed. Septage haulers can find a list of all local health authorities in Ohio here.

Step 2 – Purchase a Surety Bond

Septage haulers will need to purchase and maintain a $25,000 Sewage Treatment System Septage Hauler surety bond

Step 3 – Purchase Insurance

All sewage treatment system septage haulers will need to purchase and maintain liability insurance with a minimum limit of $500,000

Step 4 – Pass the Exam

Sewage treatment system septage haulers must pass a state exam covering sewage treatment system rules. The exam is open book and consists of 75 multiple choice questions. Septage haulers can register for the exam here.

Step 5 – Complete the Application

Each local health district will have their own specific application form and fee requirements. Septage haulers should contact every local health district where they intend on performing work to obtain an application, a list of local health authorities can be found in Step 1.

Step 6 – Pass Inspection

Septage haulers will need to have all trucks used to haul septage inspected by the local health authority where the septage hauler’s operation is based

How Does an Ohio Sewage Treatment System Septage Hauler Renew Their Registration?

Sewage Treatment System Septage Haulers will need to renew their registrations directly with each local health authority they are registered with. Septage haulers must complete 6 hours of continuing education each renewal period, a list of continuing education providers can be found here. The Ohio Sewage Treatment System Septage Hauler Registration expires at the end of every calendar year and must be renewed before the expiration date.

What Are the Insurance Requirements for the Ohio Sewage Treatment System Septage Hauler Registration?

The State of Ohio requires sewage treatment system septage haulers to obtain liability insurance with a minimum limit of $500,000. Septage haulers will need to purchase and maintain a $25,000 surety bond.

How Do Ohio Sewage Treatment System Septage Haulers File Their Bond With The Ohio DOH?

Sewage Treatment System Septage Haulers should mail the completed bond form, including the power of attorney, to the following address:

Ohio Department of Health
BEHRP/ Residential Sewage Program
246 N. High St.
Columbus, Ohio 43215-0278

The sewage treatment system septage hauler surety bond requires signatures from both the surety company that issues the bond and the owner(s) of the septage hauler company. The surety company should include the following information on the bond form:

  • Date the bond goes into effect
  • Legal name and address of the entity/individual(s) buying the bond
  • The bond applicant’s business operating structure (individual, corporation, partnership)
  • The surety company’s name, address, and phone number

What Can Sewage Treatment System Septage Haulers Do to Avoid Claims Against the Ohio Sewage Treatment System Septage Hauler Bond?

To avoid claims on the Sewage Treatment System Septage Hauler Bond, septage haulers must properly collect, transport, and dispose all sewage treatment systems in accordance with the guidelines and standards set forth by the Ohio Department of Health.

What Other Insurance Products Can Agents Offer Sewage Treatment System Septage Haulers in Ohio?

Ohio requires sewage treatment system septage haulers to obtain liability insurance with a minimum limit of $500,000. Bonds are our only business at BondExchange, so we do not issue liability insurance, but our agents often utilize brokers for this specific line of business. A list of brokers in this space can be found here.

How Can Insurance Agents Prospect for Ohio Sewage Treatment System Septage Hauler Customers?

Ohio conveniently provides a public database to search for active sewage treatment system septage haulers in the state. The database can be accessed here. Contact BondExchange for additional marketing resources. Agents can also leverage our print-mail relationships for discounted mailing services.

What other Contractor License Bonds are Required in Ohio?

Contractors in Ohio will need to obtain specific bonds correlating with their license type. Below are all the different contractor licensing bonds required by the State of Ohio:

  • Sewage Treatment System Service Provider – Bond limits of $15,000 and $25,000
  • Sewage Treatment Systems Installer – Bond limits of $25,000 and $40,000
  • Private Water Systems Contractor – Bond limits of $10,000 and $20,000

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