Buy a Surety Bond

Washington is one of the more difficult states when it comes to surety bonding. State regulations force many carriers to be cautious when underwriting Washington state bond requirements. Some of our carriers simply no longer write any business in Washington due to frustrations experienced from writing bonds in the state. Fortunately, we represent numerous bonding companies, several of which are still very comfortable writing bonds in Washington. You can apply online for your surety bond at any time for a free quote.

Not sure what surety bond type you need? We can help you figure it out!

Washington Commercial Surety Bond Requirements:

Bond Name Commercial Bond Type Bond Form Version Obligee Dept. Application
Agricultural Dealer Bond Agricultural (Non-Livestock) Bond AGR 940-7032 (R/6/04) WA State Dept of Agriculture
Appraisal Management Bond Appraisal Management APR-622-190 (N/10/11)W, $25K Business & Professions Division
Appraisal Management Company Bond Professional Licenses (All Other) Bond APR-622-190 (N/10/11)W. $25K Washington Dept of Licensing – Business & Professional Division
Auction Company Bond Auctioneers (Other than Livestock) Bond AUCT-682-013 (R/9/07) WA State Dept of Licensing- Auctioneer Section
Bail Bond Agency/Branch Office Bond Professional Licenses (All Other) Bond BB-692-002 (R/2/11), $10K Washington State Department of Licensing
Bond of Registered Waste Tire Storage Site Owner Bond Professional Licenses (All Other) Bond ECY 020-11 (7/07) Department of Ecology
Check Seller Business Bond Bond Check Sellers Bond WA Department of Financial Institutions
Collection Agency Bond Collection Agency Bond CA-643-002 (R/9/10) Business and Professions Division, Collection Agency Section
Commercial Fundraiser Bond Professional Fund Raisers Bond Rev 4/06, $15K State of Washington – Secretary of State
Commercial Installer and/or Maintenance Service Provider Specialist Bond Bond Contractor License Performance & Payment (State) Bond Island County $30K Island County Health Department
Consumer Loan Business Bond Mortgage Lender/Banker (1st & 2nd Mort.) Bond 7-20-12 Dept of Financial Institutions
Consumer Loan Business Bond Bond Small Loan Companies Bond 7-20-12 Dept. of Financial Institutions
Continuous Contractor’s Surety Bond Contractor License Performance & Payment (State) Bond F625-003-000, 1-08 Dept of Labor and Industries, Contractors Registration Section
Cosmetology, Barbering, Esthetics, and/or Manicuring School Bond Schools (All) Bond BC-638-0155 (R/12/10)W Washington Department of Licensing
Electrical/Telecommunications Contractor’s Bond Contractor License Performance & Payment (State) Bond F500-019-000, 01-2007, $4K State of Washington Dept of L&I
Escrow Agent Business Bond Title Insurance Agents & Escrow Officers Bond $10K State of Washington D.F.I.
Fire Sprinkler System Contractor’s License Bond Bond Contractor License Performance & Payment (State) Bond 3000-420-058 (R 3/09) Fire Protection Bureau-Sprinkler Licensing Program
Fuel Tax Bond Bond Fuel Tax (All Others, Sellers & Users) Bond FT-441-541 (R/5/11)W Washington State
Hearing Aid Business License Bond Professional Licenses (All Other) Bond Washington State Department of Health
Insurance Broker’s Bond Bond Insurance Agents/Brokers Bond INS-17 (3/01) Insurance Commissioner
Investment Adviser Surety Bond Investment Advisor (Blue Sky) Bond WAC 460-24A-170 WA Securities Division
Mortgage Broker Business Bond Mortgage Broker (1st & 2nd Mortgages) Bond 19.146 Dept of Financial Institutions
Mortgage Broker Business w/ Independent Contractors Bond Mortgage Broker (1st & 2nd Mortgages) Bond 19.146 (Ind. Cont) Dept of Financial Institutions
Mortgage Broker Dealer Bond Mortgage Broker (1st & 2nd Mortgages) Bond Revised May 30, 2002, $100K Washington State Securities Division
Motor Vehicle Dealer Bond Auto & Mobile Home Dealers (New & Used) Bond DLR-430-205 (R/9/10)W Department of Licensing
Operate Money Services Business Bond Money Transmitter Bond 6/26/2008 Department of Financial Institutions
Private Investigative Agency Bond Detectives Bond PI-689-003 (R/2/11)W, $10K Public Protection, Department of Licensing
Professional Boxing, Martial Arts, and Wrestling Bond Sport Permits Bond PA-611-026 (R/3/11)W Washington State Department of Licensing
Promoter’s License and Refund Bond Bond Sport Permits Bond $10K Nevada Athletic Commission
Recreational License Dealer Bond Bond Retail Stores & Service Shops Form #903 4/2003 Department of Fish and Wildlife, License Division
Residential Loan Servicing Business Bond Bond Mortgage Lender/Banker (1st & 2nd Mort.) Bond 7-20-12 Dept of Financial Institutions
Seller of Travel Surety Bond Travel Agencies Bond ST-693-001 (R/07/06)W Washington Department of Licensing
Side Sewer Contractor Registration Bond Excess Weight, Other Highway & Street Permit Bond RCK 7-30-2007, $30K City of Seattle, Department of Planning & Developm
SURETY BOND – DEGREE-GRANTING INSTITUTIONS Bond Schools (All) Bond RCW 28B.85 Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board
Vehicle, Vessel, Vehicle Manufacturer, Bond Auto & Mobile Home Dealers (New & Used) Bond DLR-430-205 (R/9/10)W Department of Licensing
Vehicle, Vessel, Vehicle Mfgr, Reg Tow Truck Oper or Wrecker Bond Bond Motor Vehicle (Non-Dealer, Not Listed) Bond DLR-430-205 (R/9/10)W Department of Licensing
Vehicle, Vessel, Vehicle Mfgr, Reg Tow Truck Oper or Wrecker Bond Bond Auto & Mobile Home Dealers (Used Only, No New) Bond DLR-430-205 (R/9/10)W Department of Licensing
Waste Tire Carrier Bond Professional Licenses (All Other) Bond ECY 020-14 (3/01), $10K State of Washington

he exact purpose of a Washington surety bond depends on the specific bond type and how it functions. Bonds generally provide protection for businesses, consumers or government entities by ensuring financial security. There are numerous types of surety bonds in Washington, but understanding the bonding process-as well as the legal requirements for your industry-can help make the process go much more smoothly. While obtaining a surety bond in Washington might seem complicated or confusing at first, a little research could go a long way in protecting your investments-and we’re here to help.

Why do you need a surety bond in Washington?

Government entities require individuals or businesses to secure surety bonds in order to protect consumers (or themselves) from misconduct. For example, construction companies and auto dealerships are two major industries in Washington that must adhere to many different bonding requirements to ensure they conduct business in an ethical manner. Consumers appreciate doing business with bonded individuals and businesses because they know that a surety bond protects their financial investments. This provides them with the confidence to do business with you now and in the future.

How much do Washington surety bonds cost?

Washington surety bond rates and premiums fluctuate depending on a number of variables, such as the type of bond being issued and the principal’s financial strength. However, surety bonds generally cost between 1 and 3 percent of the bond’s total value. So if the bond amount is $10,000, an average principal with a good credit report would pay a $100 to $300 fee to secure the bond. If the principal’s financial history has negative marks, the bond will cost more as the surety takes a greater risk guaranteeing the principal. A poor credit history will require the principal to find a surety bond agency like Surety Bonds.com that issues these non-standard, or bad credit bonds to high-risk clients.

How do you get a bond in Washington?

If you already know the specific Washington surety bond that you need, try browsing our archives below to see if we currently have your form on file. If you don’t see the exact form you need, try contacting one of our friendly surety bond specialists-they can help you find the bond you need.

If you’re not sure which Washington surety bond you need, first check to see if there are bonding regulations for your industry set by the government. Many professionals-from auctioneers to mortgage brokers to contractors-are required to secure a surety bond before being issued a business license in Washington. Regulations about Washington license bonds are usually easy to find on the state’s department of licensing website. For other bond types, try browsing our site to see what sort of information we offer on other areas of bonding. And of course feel free to contact a friendly surety bond specialist if you need help determining which type of bond best fits your needs.

Whether you’re required to secure a surety bond or just want some extra protection, applying for a bond is a quick and easy process. Providing the required information online takes only a few minutes, and and turnaround time varies by bond type.

Find out what rate you are eligible for with no obligations. It’s easy to get started!

Washington Surety Bonds

Find Your Bond Type Below and Download the Bond Form

Surety Bonds.com brings you the largest public surety bond form library as a convenience to you. With our state of the art bond form library we can get you started with your surety bond request faster and be more precise in the processing of your bond. To download any Washington bond form below click on the pdf icon and we will email the form directly to you.

To apply for your surety bond, or to just get a quick quote, click on the appropriate link next to the bond type that you need and a Surety Bonds.com Surety Specialist will contact you within minutes of your request to assist you.

Don’t see the surety bond you are looking for? Then contact a surety specialist and we will find it for you.

  • Bond Type
  • Contact Information
  • Amount
  • Bond Form
$15,000 Commercial Fundraiser Bond
Secretary of State, Charities Program
P.O. Box 40234
Olympia, WA 98504
$15,000
Aircraft Dealer’s License Bond
State of Washington
P.O. Box 3367
Arlington, WA 98223
$25,000
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Aircraft Fuel Tax Bond
Department of Licensing, Fuel Tax Section
P.O. Box 9228
Olympia, WA 98507
varies
Auctioneer or Auction Company Bond
Business and Professions Division, Auctioneer Section
P.O. Box 9649
Olympia, WA 98507
Bellingham, Washington – Annual Street Obstruction
City Bellingham
210 Lottie St.
Bellingham , WA 98225
Blanket Bond for Franchises and Permits
Department of Transportation
P.O. Box 47300
Olympia, WA 98504
$10,000
Bond Required of Livestock Market Agencies, Dealers and Packers
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Grain Inspection Packers & Stockyards Administration
1400 Independence Ave., S.W.
Washington, DC 20250
varies
Bonney Lake, Washington – Developer’s Maintenance Bond
City of Bonney Lake
19304 Bonney Lake Blvd.
Bonney Lake, WA 98391
varies
Bonney Lake, Washington – Street Restoration
City of Bonney Lake
19306 Bonney Lake Blvd.
Bonney Lake , WA 98391
Buckley, Washington – Maintenance Bond for Development Improvements
City of Buckley
P.O. Box 1960
Buckley, WA 98321
Burlington, Washington – Right of Way Bond
City of Burlington
833 S. Spruce St.
Burlington , WA 98233
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Burlington, Washington – Septic Tank Pumper
City of Burlington
951 S. Section St.
Burlington , WA 98233
Check Seller Business Bond
Department of Financial Institutions
P.O. Box 41200
Olympia, WA 98504
varies
Collection Agency or Out-of-State Collection Agency Bond
Department of Licensing, Collection Agency Section
P.O. Box 9034
Olympia, WA 98507
$5,000
Commission Merchant Bond
(Chapter 20.01 RCW)
Department of Agriculture, Commission Merchants Program
P.O. Box 42560
Olympia, WA 98504
varies
Consumer Loan Business
Department of Financial Institutions
P.O. Box 41200
Olympia, WA 98504
varies
Continuous Contractor’s Bond
Department of Labor & Industries, Contractor’s Registration Section
P.O. Box 44450
Olympia, WA 98504
varies
Contract Bond
(Building Construction)
Department of Transportation
P.O. Box 47300
Olympia, WA 98504
varies
Contract Bond
(Highway Construction)
Department of Transportation
P.O. Box 47300
Olympia, WA 98504
varies
Contractor’s License Bond
(Bond Amount Rider)
Department of Labor and Industries, Contractor Registration Section
P.O. Box 44450
Olympia, WA 98504