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