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