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Contractors need several different bonds to work in Washington depending on your exact location and the type of contractor you are.

Continuous Contractor's Surety Bond - A bond that is required to work as a general or specialty contractor in Washington.

Bid & Performance Bonds

These are bonds needed to bid and work on public jobs. Bid and performance bond requirements are not dependent on the state where work is performed. If you know these are the bonds you need to be awarded a public contract, you can apply for these bonds to get an approval.

Commercial Installer and/or Maintenance Service Provider Specialist's Bond

This bond is needed for commercial installers or maintenance service provider specialist contractors to legally work in Washington. Currently, a $30,000 bond is required which guarantees the contractor will follow the terms of their license. If this is the bond you need, apply to get approved instantly. If you need more information about this bond requirement, contact the Island County Board of Health.

Electrical/Telecommunications Contractor's Bond

A bond that is required for electrical and telecommunications contractors to work in Washington. A $4,000 bond is needed, and it ensures the contractor will follow all state laws and terms of their license. You can apply for this bond and get an instant quote. If you need more information, contact the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries.

Farm Labor Contractor's Bond

A bond that is required to run a farm labor contractor business in Washington. Since the bond guarantees that employees will be paid, the required bond amounts vary depending on the number of employees. Businesses with 1 - 10 employees need a $5,000 bond, 11 - 50 employees requires a $10,000 bond, 51 - 100 employees requires a $15,000 bond and 100 or more employees requires a $20,000 bond. If you need this bond for your business, you can apply to get an instant bond approval. If you are looking for more information, please contact the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries directly.

Fire Sprinkler System Contractor's License Bond

This bond is required for fire sprinkler contractors to legally operate in Washington. Currently, a $6,000 bond is needed, which ensures the contractor will follow the terms of their license and state law. You can get this bond by applying and getting approved instantly. If you need additional information, contact the Washington State Office of the Fire Marshal.

Side Sewer Contractor Registration Bond

A bond that is needed for sewer contractors to repair or construct a side sewer on public property such as streets or sidewalks. Washington currently requires a $30,000 bond, and it guarantees any damage on public property caused by the contractor will be repaired. If this is the bond you need to work on side sewers, apply to get an instant bond approval. If you need more information about this bond requirement, please contact the City of Seattle Department of Planning and Development.


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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