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Surety Bond Requirements for Installers, Service Providers and Septage Haulers

The new sewage treatment system rules became effective on Jan. 1, 2015. Installers, Service Providers and Septage Haulers are now be required to have one state wide bond per category of work performed, Remember that Ohio Department of Health will get the original bond forms and power of attorney so you must make copies for your records

There are four different surety bond forms that are available depending on the type of work your company conducts.  The bond form packages include instructions on how to fill out the bond, the bond form itself and contractor contact information sheets are as follows:

2018 Bond Form Packages are listed below:

HEA 5438  Service Provider Bond Form Package

HEA 5439  STS Installer Bond Form Package for Multiple Systems

HEA 5440  Septage Hauler Bond Form Package 

HEA 5448  STS Installer Bond Form for Single System or Small Flow Systems

The original surety bond form must be completed for each type of work conducted (e.g. If you are an installer and a service provider then you must complete both the Installer Bond Form and the Service Providers Bond Form). Follow the surety bond instruction document that is part of the Bond Form package.  If you have questions that cannot be answered from this document contact the ODH Sewage Staff at 614-644-7551.

The surety bond forms must be effective no later than the first day of January of each registration year and shall provide coverage no later than the last day of December of the same registration year. Prior to submitting surety bond forms to the Ohio Department of Health, make copies of all documents for your records, and for all of the Local Health Districts where registration is being applied.

Please mail the following information:

1.The original surety bond form for Installers, Service Providers, and/or Septage Haulers with original signatures and seal
2.Power of Attorney
3.Sewage Contractor Contact Information Form found in the bond form package

Once completed send to the Ohio Department of Health at the address provided below.


Ohio Department of Health
Bureau of Environmental Health and Radiation Protection
Residential Sewage Program
246 N. High St.
Columbus, Ohio 43215 




last updated 05/18/18