Most Popular Bonds
Which Washington Surety Bond Do You Need?
There are three types of Washington surety bonding that can be required of you:
- License and permit bonds needed for many professions such as contractors and vehicle dealers to operate legally.
- Contractor bonds for public construction projects.
- Court bonds required by the courts for various purposes.
It’s important you understand how surety bonds work and that you're responsible to pay claims in full. You can also take a look at our guide to learn how to get bonded in Washington State.
Find Your Surety Bond
|Washington Agricultural Dealer Bond||Department of Agriculture||Olympia||Apply|
|Washington Appraisal Management Bond||Business & Professions Division||Olympia||Apply|
|Washington Appraisal Management Company Bond||Washington Dept of Licensing - Business & Professional Division||Olympia||Apply|
|Washington Auction Company Bond||WA State Dept of Licensing- Auctioneer Section||Olympia||Apply|
|Washington Auctioneer/Auction Company Bond||State of Washington||Seattle||Apply|
|Washington Bail Bond Agency/Branch Office||Washington State Department of Licensing||Olympia||Apply|
|Washington Bond of Registered Waste Tire Storage Site Owner||Department of Ecology||Olympia||Apply|
|Washington Check Seller Business Bond||WA Department of Financial Institutions||Tumwater||Apply|
|Washington Collection Agency or Out-of-State Collection Agency Bond||Business and Professions Division, Collection Agency Section||Olympia||Apply|
|Washington Commercial Fundraiser Bond||State of Washington - Secretary of State||Olympia||Apply|
|Washington Commercial Installer and/or Maintenance Service Provider Specialist Bond||Island County Health Department||Coupeville||Apply|
|Washington Consumer Loan Business Bond||Dept. of Financial Institutions||Olympia||Apply|
|Washington Continuous Contractor's Surety Bond||Dept of Labor and Industries, Contractor’s Registration Section||Olympia||Apply|
|Washington Cosmetology, Barbering, Esthetics, and/or Manicuring School Bond||Washington Department of Licensing||Lacey||Apply|
|Washington Electrical/Telecommunications Contractor's Bond||State of Washington Dept of L&I||Olympia||Apply|
|Washington Escrow Agent Business Bond||State of Washington D.F.I.||Olympia||Apply|
|Washington Farm labor Contractor Bond||Dept of Labor & Industries Employee Standards Sec||Olympia||Apply|
|Washington Fire Sprinkler System Contractor's License Bond||Fire Protection Bureau-Sprinkler Licensing Program||Olympia||Apply|
|Washington Fuel Tax Bond||Washington State||Olympia||Apply|
|Washington Health & Welfare, Vacation, Pension Funds & JATC Fund Assessments Bond||Puget Sound Electrical Workers||Seattle||Apply|
|Washington Hearing Aid Business License Bond||Washington State Department of Health||Olympia||Apply|
|Washington In Lieu of Deposit Bond||Puget Sound Energy||Bellevue||Apply|
|Washington Insurance Agents/Brokers Bond||State of Washington||Olympia||Apply|
|Washington Insurance Broker's Bond||Insurance Commissioner||Olympia||Apply|
|Washington Investment Adviser Surety Bond||WA Securities Division||Olympia||Apply|
|Washington Lease and Commission Agreement Bond||Convenience Retailers LLC||Kent||Apply|
|Washington Local Union 191 Welfare Traning Fund Bond||Board of Trustees of the Fringe Benefit Board||Everett||Apply|
|Washington Mortgage Broker Business Bond||Dept of Financial Institutions||Olympia||Apply|
|Washington Mortgage Broker Business w/ Independent Contractors Bond||Dept of Financial Institutions||Olympia||Apply|
|Washington Mortgage Broker Dealer Bond||Washington State Securities Division||Olympia||Apply|
|Washington Operate Money Services Business Bond||Department of Financial Institutions||Olympia||Apply|
|Washington Port of Townsend Lease/Contract Bond||The Port of Port Townsend||Port Townsend||Apply|
|Washington Private Investigative Agency Bond||Public Protection, Department of Licensing||Olympia||Apply|
|Washington Professional Boxing, Martial Arts, and Wrestling Bond||Washington State Department of Licensing||Olympia||Apply|
|Washington Promoter's License and Refund Bond||Nevada Athletic Commission||Seattle||Apply|
|Washington Recreational License Dealer Bond||Department of Fish and Wildlife, License Division||Olympia||Apply|
|Washington Residential Loan Servicing Business Bond||Dept of Financial Institutions||Redondo||Apply|
|Washington Seller of Travel Surety Bond||Washington Department of Licensing||Olympia||Apply|
|Washington Service Contract Provider's Bond||Insurance Commissioner of the State of Washington||Olympia||Apply|
|Washington Side Sewer Contractor Performance and Warranty Bond (Remond, WA)||City of Redman||Redmond||Apply|
|Washington Side Sewer Contractor Registration Bond||City of Seattle, Department of Planning & Developm||Seattle||Apply|
|Washington Small Loan Endorsement Bond||DEPT OF FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS||Olympia||Apply|
|Washington Structural Pest Inspector Bond||Department of Agriculture||Olympia||Apply|
|Washington SURETY BOND - DEGREE-GRANTING INSTITUTIONS||Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board||Olympia||Apply|
|Washington Vehicle Ownership Bond||Professions Division Department of Licensing||Olympia||Apply|
|Washington Vehicle, Vessel, Vehicle Manufacturer, Bond||Department of Licensing||Olympia||Apply|
|Washington Vehicle, Vessel, Vehicle Mfgr, Reg Tow Truck Oper or Wrecker Bond||Department of Licensing||Olympia||Apply|
|Washington Warehouseman/Grain Dealer Bond||WA Department of Agriculture||Spokane||Apply|
|Washington Waste Tire Carrier Bond||State of Washington||Olympia||Apply|
|Washington Wholesale Cigarette Dealer Bond||Special Programs Department||Olympia||Apply|
|Freight Broker Bond (BMC-84)||FMCSA||N/A||Apply|
|Auto Dealer Bond (motor vehicle dealer bond)||Varies||Varies||Apply|
|Contractor License Bond||Varies||Varies||Apply|
|Mechanics Lien Bond||Varies||Varies||Apply|
|Health Club Bond||Varies||Varies||Apply|
|Medicare/Medicaid Bond (DMEPOS)||Varies||Varies||Apply|
|Insurance Broker Bond||Varies||Varies||Apply|
|Public Adjuster Bond||Varies||Varies||Apply|
|Surplus Lines Broker Bond||Varies||Varies||Apply|
|Title Agency Bond||Varies||Varies||Apply|
|Mortgage Broker Bond||Varies||Varies||Apply|
|Mortgage Lender Bond||Varies||Varies||Apply|
|Vehicle Title Bond (bonded title)||Varies||Varies||Apply|
|CPEO Bond (Certified Professional Employer Organization)||IRS||N/A||Apply|
|Collection Agency Bond||Varies||Varies||Apply|
|Fuel Tax Bond||Varies||Varies||Apply|
|Immigration Consultant Bond||Varies||Varies||Apply|
|Marijuana Surety Bond||Varies||Varies||Apply|
|Private School Bond||Varies||Varies||Apply|
|Process Server Bond||Varies||Varies||Apply|
|Public Official Bond||Varies||Varies||Apply|
|Money Transmitter Bond||Varies||Varies||Apply|
|Sales Tax Bond||Varies||Varies||Apply|
|Small Loan Companies Bond||Varies||Varies||Apply|
|Travel Agency Bond||Varies||Varies||Apply|
|Business Service Bond (Fidelity Bond)||N/A||N/A||Apply|
|Employee Dishonesty Bond (Fidelity Bond)||N/A||N/A||Apply|
|Janitorial & Cleaning Bond (Fidelity Bond)||N/A||N/A||Apply|
|Financial Institution Bond (Fidelity Bond)||N/A||N/A||Apply|
|ERISA Bond||Employee Retirement Income Security Act||N/A||Apply|
|Bid Bond (Contract Bond)||Varies||N/A||Apply|
|Performance Bond (Contract Bond)||Varies||N/A||Apply|
|Payment Bond (Contract Bond)||Varies||N/A||Apply|
|Supply Bond (Contract Bond)||Varies||N/A||Apply|
|Maintenance Bond (Warranty Bond)||Varies||N/A||Apply|
|Bankruptcy Trustee Bond (Court Bond)||Court Requirement||N/A||Apply|
|Fiduciary Bond (Probate Bond)||Court Requirement||N/A||Apply|
|Guardian Bond (Court Bond)||Court Requirement||N/A||Apply|
|Injunction Bond (Court Bond)||Court Requirement||N/A||Apply|
|Receiver Bond (Court Bond)||Court Requirement||N/A||Apply|
|Supersedeas Bond (Appeal Bond)||Court Requirement||N/A||Apply|
|Replevin Bond (Court Bond)||Court Requirement||N/A||Apply|
How to Get Licensed and Bonded in Washington State
Washington 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.
The most frequently needed license and permit bond is the continuous contractor’s bond for general and specialty contractors, which is required by the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries. Another license bond that’s often applied for is the vehicle dealer bond required by the Washington State Department of Licensing (a bond is also required for vessel dealers, vehicle manufacturers, registered tow truck operators, wreckers and scrap metal businesses).
Getting Construction Bonds for Jobs
Contract bonds such as bid bonds 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
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 Surety Bonds Cost?
Surety bonds generally cost 1-15% of the required bond amount. 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 Surety Bonds in Washington 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. You can also read the most frequently asked surety bond related questions.
Frequently Asked Questions
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.
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.
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.
You need to contact the surety company's claims department and present proof that the claim is false.
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.