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Washington Surety Bonds

Complete Guide to getting Bonded in Washington

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Types of Surety Bonds in Washington

When applying for a surety bond in Washington state, your bond will be within one of the following three categories:

  • Commercial bonds are required when you apply for a business license in the state.
  • Contract bonds are necessary when you wish to bid or perform on construction projects.
  • Court bonds are mandated in cases in which you wish to appeal a court judgment or if you are appointed to a certain position of authority.

Want to go straight to the bond application? Find the bond you need in the table below and complete the form to request a free quote.

Find Your Washington 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.
Freight Broker Bond (BMC-84) N/A FMCSA Apply Now
General license & permit bond (not listed) N/A N/A Apply Now
Agricultural (Non-Livestock) Bond Agricultural Dealer WA State Dept of Agriculture Apply Now
Contractor License Performance & Payment (State) Bond Continuous Contractor's Surety Dept of Labor and Industries, Contractor’s Registr Apply Now
Contractor License Performance & Payment (State) Bond Electrical/Telecommunications Contractor's State of Washington Dept of L&I Apply Now
Contractor License Performance & Payment (State) Bond Commercial Installer and/or Maintenance Service Pr Island County Health Department Apply Now
Contractor License Performance & Payment (State) Bond Fire Sprinkler System Contractor's License Bond Fire Protection Bureau-Sprinkler Licensing Program Apply Now
Contractor License Performance & Payment (State) Bond Farm labor Contractor Bond Dept of Labor & Industries Employee Standards Sec Apply Now
Excess Weight, Other Highway & Street Permit Bond Side Sewer Contractor Registration City of Seattle, Department of Planning & Developm Apply Now
Excess Weight, Other Highway & Street Permit Bond Side Sewer Contractor Performance and Warranty Bon City of Redman Apply Now
Investment Advisor (Blue Sky) Bond Investment Adviser Surety WA Securities Division Apply Now
Check Sellers Bond Check Seller Business Bond WA Department of Financial Institutions Apply Now
Collection Agency Bond Collection Agency Business and Professions Division, Collection Agen Apply Now
Professional Fund Raisers Bond Commercial Fundraiser State of Washington - Secretary of State Apply Now
Insurance Agents/Brokers Bond Insurance Broker's Bond Insurance Commissioner Apply Now
Insurance Agents/Brokers Bond Insurance Agents/Brokers Bond State of Washington Apply Now
Mortgage Broker (1st & 2nd Mortgages) Bond Mortgage Broker Business Dept of Financial Institutions Apply Now
Mortgage Broker (1st & 2nd Mortgages) Bond Mortgage Broker Business w/ Independent Contractor Dept of Financial Institutions Apply Now
Mortgage Broker (1st & 2nd Mortgages) Bond Mortgage Broker Dealer Washington State Securities Division Apply Now
Mortgage Lender/Banker (1st & 2nd Mort.) Bond Consumer Loan Business Dept of Financial Institutions Apply Now
Mortgage Lender/Banker (1st & 2nd Mort.) Bond Residential Loan Servicing Business Bond Dept of Financial Institutions Apply Now
Small Loan Companies Bond Consumer Loan Business Bond Dept. of Financial Institutions Apply Now
Small Loan Companies Bond Small Loan Endorsement Bond DEPT OF FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS Apply Now
Title Insurance Agents & Escrow Officers Bond Escrow Agent Business State of Washington D.F.I. Apply Now
Auto & Mobile Home Dealers (New & Used) Bond Vehicle, Vessel, Vehicle Manufacturer, Department of Licensing Apply Now
Auto & Mobile Home Dealers (Used Only, No New) Bond Vehicle, Vessel, Vehicle Mfgr, Reg Tow Truck Oper Department of Licensing Apply Now
Motor Vehicle (Non-Dealer, Not Listed) Bond Vehicle, Vessel, Vehicle Mfgr, Reg Tow Truck Oper Department of Licensing Apply Now
Sport Permits Bond Professional Boxing, Martial Arts, and Wrestling Washington State Department of Licensing Apply Now
Auctioneers (Other than Livestock) Bond Auction Company WA State Dept of Licensing- Auctioneer Section Apply Now
Detectives Bond Private Investigative Agency Public Protection, Department of Licensing Apply Now
Retail Stores & Service Shops Recreational License Dealer Bond Department of Fish and Wildlife, License Division Apply Now
Professional Licenses (All Other) Bond Hearing Aid Business License Washington State Department of Health Apply Now
Professional Licenses (All Other) Bond Bail Bond Agency/Branch Office Washington State Department of Licensing Apply Now
Professional Licenses (All Other) Bond Appraisal Management Company Washington Dept of Licensing - Business & Professi Apply Now
Professional Licenses (All Other) Bond Waste Tire Carrier State of Washington Apply Now
Professional Licenses (All Other) Bond Bond of Registered Waste Tire Storage Site Owner Department of Ecology Apply Now
Professional Licenses (All Other) Bond Lease and Commission Agreement Bond Convenience Retailers LLC Apply Now
Professional Licenses (All Other) Bond Structural Pest Inspector Bond Department of Agriculture Apply Now
Professional Licenses (All Other) Bond Warehouseman/Grain Dealer Bond WA Department of Agriculture Apply Now
Schools (All) Bond SURETY BOND - DEGREE-GRANTING INSTITUTIONS Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board Apply Now
Schools (All) Bond Cosmetology, Barbering, Esthetics, and/or Manicuri Washington Department of Licensing Apply Now
Travel Agencies Bond Seller of Travel Surety Washington Department of Licensing Apply Now
Cigar/Cigarette & Tobacco Tax Bond Wholesale Cigarette Dealer Bond Special Programs Department Apply Now
Fuel Tax (All Others, Sellers & Users) Bond Fuel Tax Bond Washington State Apply Now
Indemnity (Miscellaneous - Not Listed) Bond Port of Townsend Lease/Contract Bond The Port of Port Townsend Apply Now
Fringe Benefits Only Bond Local Union 191 Welfare Traning Fund Board of Trustees of the Fringe Benefit Board Apply Now
Money Transmitter Bond Operate Money Services Business Department of Financial Institutions Apply Now
Appraisal Management Appraisal Management Business & Professions Division Apply Now
Appraisal Management Appraisal Management Company Bond Real Estate Appraisal Management company Apply Now

Do you need more information about the Washington state surety bond requirements? Call our bond experts at (877)-514-5146 to learn more.

How to Get a Washington Surety Bond

Getting your Washington surety bond goes through the following three stages.

Apply For Your Bond

To begin the bonding process, complete the online application form. You’ll need to provide basic information about the type of bond that you need and its amount.

Get a Bond Rate

As soon as we receive your application, we will begin processing it and looking for the lowest possible rate at which you can get bonded. We will then contact you with a free quote on your bond along with further information about completing the bonding process.

Buy Your Bond

All that’s left is for you to pay your bond premium and you will be bonded. You will then receive your bond via email as well as via mail, if you should require a paper copy.

Do you have any further questions about how to get bonded in Washington state? Our How to Get Bonded guide explains the bonding process in greater detail and is a useful resource for first-time applicants!

Want to know more about how bond premiums are calculated by sureties? See our detailed How Much Does a Surety Bond Cost? guide** to learn more about the different factors that influence bond rates!

Most Popular Surety Bonds in Washington

Most Popular Surety Bonds in Washington

Auto Dealer Bond

A $30,000 surety bond is required for a variety of licenses, including new, used, and wholesale dealers. The bond protects car shoppers from unethical or fraudulent business practices.

Contractor License Bond

Contractors in Washington must post a surety bond in order to get licensed. Depending on the license type that you apply for, you will need to post a bond in an amount between $4,000 and $12,000.

Money Transmitter Bond

Washington state money transmitters must post a bond in a minimum amount of $10,000 and a maximum of $550,000, depending on the volume of money transmitted.

Collection Agency Bond

Collection agencies in the state must post a $5,000 bond in order to operate legally. The bond guarantees their compliance with Chapter 19.16, Title 19 of the Washington State Legislature.

Mortgage Broker/Mortgage Dealer Bond

Mortgage broker-dealers in the state must post a $100,000 bond, whereas mortgage brokers are required to submit a bond in an amount between $20,000 and $60,000.

Seller of Travel Bond

Depending on the annual gross income, sellers of travel in Washington state must post a bond between $10,000 and $50,000. The bond guarantees their compliance with Chapter 19.138 RCW of the State of Washington.

Investment Advisor Bond

The Securities Act of Washington requires investment advisors in the state to post a surety bond in order to operate legally in the state. The bond’s amount is determined by the volume of funds managed by the advisor.

Private Investigator Bond

Private investigators in Washington must post a $10,000 bond as part of the licensing process. The bond must be submitted to the Public Protection Unit of the Department of Licensing.

Can I Get a Mississippi Surety Bond With Bad Credit?

Credit score is very important when obtaining your surety bond, because a low score signals a higher risk for the surety. Not all sureties underwrite bad credit surety bonds.

This is why we created our bad credit surety bonds program. Thanks to our program, 99% of applicants can get bonded.

Premiums for bad credit applicants are slightly higher - between 5% and 15%. Yet, if you take steps to improve your credit report, you can pay a lower price when it’s time to renew your bond.

Additional Resources

Do you want to get a business license in Washington? See our detailed licensing guides for a breakdown of all the steps and requirements:

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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