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Washington Continuous Contractor's Bond

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How much does a Washington continuous contractor bond cost? 

Washington continuous contractor's bond costs start at $100 annually if you're a specialty contractor or $120 annually if you're a general contractor. Your exact surety bond cost will be provided after a quick application review.  

How do I get a continuous contractor’s bond in Washington? 

You can apply for your Washington state contractor bond online 24/7. Simply select the bond amount required for your contractor registration and provide the following information for Department of Labor and Industries filing approval.

  • contractor name 
  • license type 
  • UBI license number, if available 

Once your order has been processed, your official contractor license bond will be delivered by email. 

How fast can I get a continuous contractor’s license bond? 

Our industry-leading technology and responsive customer service team allows us to deliver your official Washington continuous contractor's bond faster than any other surety provider. Orders placed by 4 PM CST Monday-Friday are typically processed with same-day bond issuance and email delivery.  

If you have questions about the Washington continuous contractor's bond or your application, call 1(800)308-4358 to speak with a friendly surety expert. We're here to guide you through the construction contractor bond process so you can get back to running your business.

Bond Type
$6,000Continuous Contractor's BondSpecialty Contractor - Bond Amount Increase to $15,000 Effective 7/1/24
$12,000Continuous Contractor's BondGeneral Contractor - Bond Amount Increase to $30,000 Effective 7/1/24
$15,000Continuous Contractor's BondSpecialty Contractor - New Bond Amount Effective 7/1/24
$30,000Continuous Contractor's BondGeneral Contractor - New Bond Amount Effective 7/1/24

What is a Washington continuous contractor surety bond? 

Washington Contractor's Registration Act 18.27.040 requires general contractors file a $12,000 surety bond amount and specialty contractors file a $6,000 surety bond amount when applying for their contractor registration. State form F625-003-000 is officially titled the “Continuous Contractor’s Surety Bond” and specifically requires the licensed contractor comply with RCW Chapter 18.27, which requires them to pay the following:  

  • all wages and benefits to individuals who furnish labor, materials, and/or equipment 
  • all amounts owed as a result of the contractor's breach of contract or other negligent or improper construction work 
  • all taxes/contributions owed to the state of Washington 

Why do I need a Washington contractors bond?  

You need to purchase and file continuous contractor bond form F625-003-000 to comply with state licensing requirements for general contractors or specialty contractors. If you fail to perform your construction work according to state law as outlined on the bond form, your issuing surety bond company will pay valid claims up to your full bond amount, which you must reimburse.  

Who needs a continuous contractor’s surety bond? 

You need this continuous contractor surety bond to file for your general contractor or specialty contractor registration in the state of Washington. 

Who regulates Washington state contractor licensing? 

The Washington Department of Labor and Industries Contractor Registration Section enforces licensing requirements for contractors working in the state. You can contact the Department by calling 1(800)647-0982 or by emailing [email protected] 

The Washington DLI requires this bond for general contractor and specialty contractor state licensing. We also offer other Washington contractor license bond types if you work as a contractor in other classifications or in cities or counties that enforce additional surety bond requirements. 

How do I update or change my continuous contractor bond? 

If the Washington Department of Labor and Industries requires your contractors bond form be updated for any reason, contact your surety bond company. If you purchased your bond from, email [email protected] to explain the needed change. The most common change requested is updating your licensed contractor name to match your existing or new state construction contractor registration.   

How do I renew my continuous contractor surety bond? 

You must renew your Washington continuous contractor's bond before its current term expires. Once you pay your renewal invoice, instructions will be provided to keep your bond active for your next general or specialty contractor license term. 

How do I register as a contractor in Washington?  

Learn How to get a Washington Contractor License by reviewing our comprehensive guide.

Complete the steps below to apply for your Washington State Contractor Registration. 

  1. Determine if you need to register as a general contractor or specialty contractor.  
  2. Register with the Washington Department of Revenue.  
  3. Fill out your Application for Construction Contractor Registration
  4. Pay the $124.70 application fee.  
  5. Purchase and file your continuous contractors bond in the bond amount required for your license type. 
  6. Buy general liability insurance. 

You can complete the registration process at a Washington Department of Labor and Industries office or mail your application packet to the state.

Washington Department of Labor and Industries 
Contractor Registration 
P.O. Box 44450 
Olympia, WA 98504-4450 

These classifications require additional information and/or documentation for contractor license registration.  

Asbestos Contractors 
Boiler Contractors
Electrical Contractors
Elevator Contractors 
Mobile Home Installation Contractors 
Plumbing Contractors 

Call 1 (800) 308-4358 to talk with a Surety Expert