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Washington, D.C. Surety Bonds

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What Is a Washington D.C. Surety Bond?

A Washington, D.C. surety bond is required from many types of businesses and individuals. It ensures their legal compliance and protects the state and its citizens from potential fraudulent activities by the bonded parties.

Surety bonds are, in practical terms, a contract between three entities. Your business-- or yourself-- is the principal. The obligee is the authority that demands the bond, while the surety is the one providing the bond and its backing.

You would most often be required to post one of these three types of Washington, D.C., surety bonds:

  • If you need to obtain a professional license from your state or local authorities, you might have to post a license bond. It’s usually necessary for auto dealers, freight brokers, and mortgage brokers, along with various other businesses.

  • If you’re a construction contractor bidding on private or public projects, you will likely need contract bonds. Their purpose is to guarantee that you will complete your contractual obligations, and finish the project according the negotiated time frame and quality standards.

  • A Washington, D.C., court might ask you to obtain a court bond in some special cases. For example, you might need a fiduciary bond if you are appointed as a guardian of another person’s assets, or you might need an appeal bond if you want to bring a court case to a higher instance.

You can start your bonding process by locating the Washington, D.C., surety bond that you need in the table below. Do you need a different type of bond? The complete list of bonds in the district is available at the end of the page.

You can always call us at (877) 514-5146 for any questions you have. We are here to help!

Most Popular Surety Bonds in Washington D.C.

Washington, D.C., Motor Vehicle Dealer Bond

New and used motor vehicles in Washington, D.C., need to post a $25,000 auto dealer bond in order to operate legally in the district.

Mortgage Broker Bond

Mortgage brokers and other professionals dealing with lending are required to post a mortgage broker bond. Amounts vary depending on the exact role and lending amounts.

Employment Agency Bond

If you want to operate an employment agency in Washington, D.C., you will need to post a bond to obtain your license from the D.C. Department of Consumers & Regulatory Affairs.

Contractor License Bond

To get a home improvement license in Washington, D.C., you have to obtain a $25,000 contractor license bond.

Freight Broker Bond

All freight brokers across the U.S. are required to get a $75,000 freight broker bond.

Insurance Adjuster Bond

Insurance adjusters in Washington, D.C., need to provide a $20,000 bond to the D.C. Department of Consumers & Regulatory Affairs to operate in compliance with the law.

Questions about Surety Bonds in Washington D.C., District Of Columbia

How much does a Washington, D.C., surety bond cost?

How much you will pay for your Washington, D.C., surety bond depends on the amount that the state or local authority requires from you. For freight brokers, for example, the amount is set nationally, while for auto dealers it’s set on the state level. In other cases, local authorities decide on bond amounts, or they may be set on an individual basis.

Your surety bond cost is different from the bond amount. In fact, it’s only a fraction of it, called the bond premium. Usually, the percentage is between 1% and 4% of the total amount for standard bonding market applicants.

To obtain your exact bond price, you need to apply with a surety. The surety takes a close look at your personal and business financials, including your personal credit score, business finances and assets. The goal of this examination is to establish the stability of your business. If it’s solid, you will be issued a lower premium.

Can I get a Washington, D.C., surety bond with bad credit?

Getting bonded with bad credit can be tricky. With Lance Surety Bonds’ Bad Credit Program there is still a solution for applicants with a low credit score, liens, past bankruptcies or civil judgments.

The bad credit bonding premiums range between 5% and 15%, allowing you to still get the bond that you need to advance your business. While the price is higher, you can be sure you’re getting the same top bonds at the best rates. We work with a number of established A-rated, T-listed surety companies, and this gives us the freedom to shop around for the best bonding option for you.

How to get bonded in Washington, D.C.?

Getting your Washington, D.C., surety bond is a straightforward process. Just apply online today to get a free bond quote. For the full assessment of your finances, complete the application and submit all paperwork. We’ll get back with your exact bond cost in no time.

Our bonding experts are here to help. Call us at (877) 514-5146 and we’ll happily assist you with your bonding application - or any other issues you might have.

A complete overview of the bonding process is also available on our How to Get Bonded page.

Find Your District Of Columbia Surety Bond

We offer all types of surety bonds in all 50 states. If you can't find your bond in the table below, select "General business license or permit bond (not listed otherwise)" and start your application.
Contractor License Performance & Payment (State) Bond $25K Home Improvement Contractor Dept of Consumer & Regulatory Affairs- Buisness an Apply Now
Contractor License Performance & Payment (State) Bond Electrical Contractor Dept of Consumer & Regulatory Affairs- Buisness an Apply Now
Check Sellers Bond Check Casher Bond DC Department of Insurance Apply Now
Insurance Adjusters Bond Public Insurance Adjusters Bond Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking Apply Now
Mortgage Broker (1st & 2nd Mortgages) Bond Mortgage Broker Surety Bond Dept of Insurance, Securities and Banking, Banking Apply Now
Mortgage Lender/Banker (1st & 2nd Mort.) Bond Mortgage Lender Dept of Ins., Securities & Banking Apply Now
Mortgage Lender/Banker (1st & 2nd Mort.) Bond Mortgage Lender Surety Bond Dictrict of Columbia, Dept of Insurance Apply Now
Title Insurance Agents & Escrow Officers Bond Title Producer Bond Government of the District of Columbia Apply Now
Auto & Mobile Home Dealers (New & Used) Bond Motor Vehicle Dealer Department of Consumer & Regulatory Affairs Apply Now
Auto & Mobile Home Dealers (Used Only, No New) Bond Repair Dealer Department of Consumer & Regulatory Affairs Apply Now
Auto & Mobile Home Dealers (Used Only, No New) Bond Motor Vehicle Dealer Department of Consumer & Regulatory Affairs Apply Now
Motor Vehicle (Non-Dealer, Not Listed) Bond Consumer Goods Repair Dealers Bond Department of Consumer & Regulatory Affairs Apply Now
Motor Vehicle (Non-Dealer, Not Listed) Bond Auto Repossessor Bond DC Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs Apply Now
Motor Vehicle (Non-Dealer, Not Listed) Bond Auto Repossessor Bond DC Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs Apply Now
Sport Permits Bond Boxing and Wrestling Promoter License Bond Boxing And Wrestling Commission Apply Now
Health Spas/Health Clubs Bond Health Spa Dept of Consumer & Regulatory Affairs Apply Now
Employment Agencies Bond Employment Agency DC Department of Consumers & Regulatory Affairs Apply Now
Employment Agencies Bond Employment Agency DC Department of Consumers & Regulatory Affairs Apply Now
Medicare & Medicaid (Home Agencies, State) Bond Home Care Organization Bond DC Department of Health Care Finance Apply Now
Professional Licenses (All Other) Bond Aggregators and Brokers DC Public Service Commission Apply Now
Professional Licenses (All Other) Bond Natural Gas Broker Aggregator to Serve Retail Cust Public Service Commission Apply Now
Professional Licenses (All Other) Bond Taxi Meter Business License Bond District of Columbia Taxicab Commission Apply Now
Professional Licenses (All Other) Bond Electric Service Bond Public Service Commission of District of Columbia Apply Now
Professional Licenses (All Other) Bond Natural Gas Service Bond Public Service Commission - District of Columbia Apply Now
Wages & Fringe Benefits Bond Voice-Data-Video National Agreement Bond IBEW AFL-CIO Apply Now
Wages & Fringe Benefits Bond Employer's Wage, Expense, Welfare, Pension, Annuit International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craf Apply Now

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Lance Surety Bonds
Lance Surety Bond Associates, Inc. is a Pennsylvania-based surety bond agency that offers bonding at competitive rates in all 50 states. Established in 2010, our company has grown to become one of the top online bond producers in the country. Working exclusively with A-rated and T-listed bonding companies gives us the confidence to offer a 100% money-back guarantee. read more

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