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.

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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 below. 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.

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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.


About the author:
Todd Bryant
Todd Bryant is a graduate of Germantown Academy and the University of Pittsburgh College of Business Administration Honors College. He has been President of Bryant Surety Bonds, Inc., an A+ rated Business with the Better Business Bureau, since 2007. Licensed as a producer with the Department of Insurance, he has been published in the National Association of Surety Bond Producers newsletter and on numerous authoritative publications such as The Washington Post, Entrepreneur.com, Azcentral.com and many more.