Washington Surety Bonds Overview

Bryant Surety Bonds is licensed to underwrite all categories of bonds for the state of Washington. Our expert A-rated and T-listed surety partners enable us to underwrite all types of Washington surety bonds at great rates.

We also offer a Bad Credit Surety Bond Program to those applicants with low– or nonexistent– credit scores, who have been turned down elsewhere for that reason. Quotes are determined individually, based on each applicant’s individual needs.

To apply right away, browse through the table below to find the bond you need, then click ‘Apply’. Submitting your application is simple and fast.

If you want to learn more about surety bonds before you apply, read the sections below the table. We have all the facts, about the types of surety bonds we underwrite in Washington, how much it costs to obtain your bond, and how to get bonded.

Find the Bond You Need

The table below contains a list of only the most popular surety bonds. If you can't find yours, fill out our online application and select "Not in the list".

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

Types of Surety Bonds in Washington

All types of Washington surety bonds are available through Bryant Surety Bonds. These include Washington licence and permit bonds, contract bonds, and court bonds.

Many Washington businesses are required to obtain a license and permit bond when applying for their business license. Contract bonds are required for contractors in the state who are bidding on a construction contract, or who have been awarded one. Court bonds are necessary for those who have been ordered by a court to obtain a bond required for their case.

To find out more about each of these different types of bonds, see the sections below.

Washington License & Permit Bonds

Washington state requires many businesses to obtain a business license when opening a shop, dealership, or other establishment. To get licensed, many of these businesses must also obtain a license bond. Whether or not your business must be bonded is determined by the Washington state government, and the respective departments and agencies.

The bond is a guarantee to your customers that your business is licensed, and legally allowed to offer services or products to the public. These bonds also function as protection, because they offer financial compensation to those customers who have been treated dishonestly and unfairly by a business. To receive compensation, customers can file a claim against a business’s license surety bond.

The Washington auto dealer bond and the freight broker bond are examples of license bonds that we often underwrite for our clients. We also underwrite all other types of license and permit bond for the state of Washington.

Washington Contract Bonds

Federal and state law require contractors in every state to obtain contract bonds before they commence work on certain construction projects, especially government or public projects. Contractors will often also be asked to obtain such bonds when working on private projects.

These bonds guarantee that contractors who have been awarded a contract will comply with the conditions of that contract, as well as adhere to professional standards and state regulations for contractors.

Types of contract bonds include performance and payment bonds, bid bonds, maintenance bonds, and a few others.

Washington Court Bonds

When appealing a court ruling in Washington, an appellant may be required to obtain a court bond before they can appear in front of the appellate court. Similarly, when a someone is appointed a fiduciary, they often must obtain a fiduciary bond as a form of guarantee that they will care for the interests of the person they are representing.

Not sure what kind of bond you need or how to get yours? Call us at (866)-450-3412 to speak to our surety bond professionals and get help with your application.

Surety Bond Cost in Washington

In order to get a Washington surety bond, you need to pay a surety bond premium. This premium is based on the total amount of the bond you must obtain, and is a percentage of that amount. Bond amounts are determined on a state level or, for some bonds, individually depending on the type of bond.

Your personal credit score is one of the main factors determining your premium. Credit score is strongly relied upon by sureties when setting a bond rate, because it is accurate in predicting how financially reliable applicants are, and what the likelihood of a claim against their bond is.

Sureties also take into account a number of other factors, such as:

  • Personal financial statements
  • Business financial statements
  • Applicant asset profile
  • Industry experience

Based on your credit score and the above criteria, sureties determine your premium. Premiums for applicants with a high credit score range between 1%-4% of the total amount of the bond. This is called a standard market rate.

Premiums for applicants with a lower credit score range between 5%-15% of the full bond amount. These bonds are available through our Bad Credit Surety Bond Program which allows such applicants to get bonded at a rate that reflects their credit score and is adjusted to their unique situation.

We are committed to finding the best rates for our clients. Our expert surety partners, which are among the top sureties in the whole country, make this possible thanks to their exclusive access to a large variety of markets.

Make a rough calculation of your surety bond rate by using our surety bond cost calculator on the right. Or, alternatively, fill in a surety bond application form and we will provide you with a precise and entirely free quote on your bond. Applying for a quote has no obligations attached.

Learn more about the cost of bonds, and how premiums can change over time, by visiting our 'Surety Bond Cost' page.

How to Get Bonded in Washington

To get bonded in Washington state, apply online here and submit your surety bond application form. Most bonds are processed quickly and we will contact you with your quote in no time.

If you want to clarify anything or need further assistance, just call us at (866)-450-3412.

Learn more about how bonds work and what the difference between bonds and insurance is by visiting our ‘What is a Surety Bond’ guide.