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Which Surety Bond in Washington, DC Do You Need?

There are three types of surety bonds that can be required of you:

It’s important you understand how surety bonds work and that you're responsible to pay claims in full, which makes it important that you find a bond company that will defend you from claims.

Getting License and Permit Bonds

Washington, DC requires license and permit bonds in order to get and file licenses/permits for many different professions. You can find the full list of license and permit bonds required by using our bond requirement search tool.


Washington, DC License & Permit Bond Search

District of Columbia Aggregators and Brokers DC Public Service Commission Washington Apply
District of Columbia Auto Repossessor Bond DC Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs Washington Apply
District of Columbia Auto Repossessor Bond DC Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs Washington Apply
District of Columbia Boxing and Wrestling Promoter License Bond Boxing And Wrestling Commission Washington Apply
District of Columbia Charitable Games Division License and Financial Guaranty Bond DC Lottery and Charitable Games Control Board Washington Apply
District of Columbia Check Casher Bond DC Department of Insurance Washington Apply
District of Columbia Consumer Goods Repair Dealers Bond Department of Consumer & Regulatory Affairs Washington Apply
District of Columbia Electric Service Bond Public Service Commission of District of Columbia Washington Apply
District of Columbia Electrical Contractor Dept of Consumer & Regulatory Affairs- Buisness and Professional Licensing Administration Washington Apply
District of Columbia Employer's Wage, Expense, Welfare, Pension, Annuity, Vacation and Industry Fund Payment Bond International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craf Washington Apply
District of Columbia Employment Agency DC Department of Consumers & Regulatory Affairs Washington Apply
District of Columbia Employment Agency DC Department of Consumers & Regulatory Affairs Washington Apply
District of Columbia Food Stamp Collateral Bond US Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Washington Apply
District of Columbia Freight Brokers Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Washington Apply
District of Columbia H-2 Farm Labor Contractor Bond US Deptartment of Labor Washington Apply
District of Columbia Health Spa Dept of Consumer & Regulatory Affairs Washington Apply
District of Columbia Home Care Organization Bond DC Department of Health Care Finance Washington Apply
District of Columbia Home Improvement Contractor Bond Dept of Consumer & Regulatory Affairs- Buisness and Professional Licensing Administration Washington Apply
District of Columbia Livestock Market Agencies, Dealers, & Packers US Department of Agriculture Washington Apply
District of Columbia Master Electrician-Master Electrician Specialist Bond Department of Consumer & Regulatory Affairs Washington Apply
District of Columbia Mortgage Broker Surety Bond Dept of Insurance, Securities and Banking, Banking Bureau Washington Apply
District of Columbia Mortgage Lender Dept of Ins., Securities & Banking Washington Apply
District of Columbia Mortgage Lender Surety Bond Dictrict of Columbia, Dept of Insurance Washington Apply
District of Columbia Motor Vehicle Dealer Department of Consumer & Regulatory Affairs Washington Apply
District of Columbia Motor Vehicle Dealer Department of Consumer & Regulatory Affairs Washington Apply
District of Columbia National Marine Fisheries Service Bond National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Washington Apply
District of Columbia Natural Gas Broker Aggregator to Serve Retail Customers Public Service Commission Washington Apply
District of Columbia Natural Gas Service Bond Public Service Commission - District of Columbia Washington Apply
District of Columbia Nonprofit Budget and Credit Counseling Agency Bond Executive Office for United States Trustees Washington Apply
District of Columbia Ocean Transportation Intermediary Bond (Freight Forwarder) Federal Maritime Commission Washington Apply
District of Columbia Ocean Transportation Intermediary Bond (NVOCC) Federal Maritime Commission Washington Apply
District of Columbia Property Broker's Excess Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Washington Apply
District of Columbia Property Broker's Excess Bond Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Washington Apply
District of Columbia Public Insurance Adjusters Bond Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking Washington Apply
District of Columbia Repair Dealer Department of Consumer & Regulatory Affairs Washington Apply
District of Columbia REQUIRED OF LIVESTOCK MARKET AGENCIES, DEALERS, AND PACKERS US Dept of Agriculture Washington Apply
District of Columbia Taxi Meter Business License Bond District of Columbia Taxicab Commission Washington Apply
District of Columbia Title Producer Bond Government of the District of Columbia Washington Apply
District of Columbia US DOL Farm Contractor Bond US Department of Labor Washington Apply
District of Columbia USPS Contract Unit Bond United States Postal Service Washington Apply
District of Columbia Voice-Data-Video National Agreement Bond IBEW AFL-CIO Washington Apply
District of Columbia Wages & Fringe Benefits Bond Intl Assoc of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental & Reinforcing Iron Workers Washington Apply
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    Getting Contract Bonds for Jobs

    Contract bonds such as bid and performance bonds are needed to work on public construction projects. However, these are usually required by cities or municipalities as opposed to the state. You can learn more about what’s needed to get surety bonds for construction projects.

    Getting Court Bonds in Washington, DC

    Court bonds aren’t needed as often as the bonds mentioned above, but can be required by the courts if you need to appeal a court decision, become a legal guardian of a minor or operate as a fiduciary of an estate.

    What Do Washington, DC Surety Bonds Cost?

    Costs vary significantly depending on the bond amount you need and your rate (which is the percentage of the full bond amount you must pay). You can get an instant estimate by using our bond premium calculator, or apply online to get a firm surety bond quote.

    Can You Get Bonded with Bad Credit?

    It’s possible to get surety bonds with bad credit, but it will depend on the bond type you need and how severe your credit issues are. You can get approved for most license and permit bonds with bad credit. However, it is more difficult to get contract bonds with credit issues.


    Frequent Questions

    What is the process to obtain the bond?

    Apply, get approved online, submit the indemnity agreement, and pay for the bond online. Then we will ship the original bond to you using your preferred method of shipping.

    Can I get this bond with bad credit?

    Yes. We have exclusive programs that allow us to write these bonds, even if you have credit issues. You can apply and get a quote instantly.

    Does it matter where I get my bond?

    Yes. Due to the large volume of bonds written, we provide the lowest rates possible. Apply on our website and receive an online approval instantly.

    What if a false claim is filed?

    You need to contact the surety company's claims department and present proof that the claim is false.

    Do all states require a bond?

    No, many do not. You can view our full list of state bond requirements. It is also wise to contact your state directly to determine any requirements youm ust meet.


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