1 (800) 308-4358
Mon-Fri 7am-7pm CST
  1. 1. Choose A State
  2. 2. Choose A Bond
  3. 3. Enter Your Contact Info
  4. 4. Receive Your Free Quote

Washington Contractor License Bond

How much does a contractor license bond cost in Washington?

The Washington Department of Labor and Industries requires certain contractors to be bonded before they can be licensed to work within the state. Electrical/telecommunications contractors must post $4,000 bonds, specialty contractors must post $6,000 bonds and general contractors must post $12,000 bonds. Fire sprinkler system contractors must post $10,000 surety bonds. The required amounts of farm labor contractor bonds and continuous contractor bonds vary on a case-by-case basis. Applicants should verify their required bond amount with the state prior to bonding.

Side sewer contractors in Milton, Washington, must post $5,000 surety bonds, while side sewer contractors in Seattle must post $30,000 surety bonds.

Right of way contractors in various cities must also be bonded.

Some of these bonds can be issued instantly for as low as $100 without a credit check, while others are subject to underwriting consideration. The best way to find out exactly how much you’ll pay for your Washington surety bond is to submit an online bond request now.

Bond Type Bond Amount Cost*
$4,000 Electrical/Telecommunications Contractor Bond $4,000 $110 Apply Now
$4,000 Contractor License Bond Electrical $4,000 Starts at $100 Apply Now
$6,000 Contractor License Bond Specialty $6,000 Starts at $100 Apply Now
$12,000 Contractor License Bond General $12,000 Subject to Underwriting Apply Now
Varies Farm Labor Contractor Bond Varies Subject to Underwriting Apply Now
$5,000 Milton, Washington, Side Sewer Contractor Bond $5,000 $100 Apply Now
$30,000 Seattle, Washington, Side Sewer Contractor Bond $30,000 Starts at $750 for 3 years Apply Now
$10,000 Fire Sprinkler System Contractor License Bond Level III or Level U $10,000 Starts at $100 Apply Now
Varies Continuous Contractor Bond Varies Subject to Underwriting Apply Now
$15,000 Tacoma Right of Way Bond $15,000 Subject to Underwriting Apply Now
Varies Redmond Right of Way Bond Varies Subject to Underwriting Apply Now
$10,000 Wenatchee Right of Way Bond $10,000 $100 Apply Now
Varies Pierce County Right of Way Bond Varies Subject to Underwriting Apply Now
Varies Moses Lake Right of Way Bond Varies $175 Apply Now
$5,000 Long Beach Right of Way Bond $5,000 $100 Apply Now
Varies Burlington Right of Way Bond Varies Subject to Underwriting Apply Now
Varies Building Construction Contract Bond Varies Subject to Underwriting Apply Now
$10,000 Spokane Street Obstruction Bond $10,000 $100 Apply Now
$5,000 Tacoma Street Obstruction Bond $5,000 $100 Apply Now
$5,000 Puyllaup Street Obstruction Bond $5,000 $100 Apply Now
Varies Structural Pest Inspector Bond Varies Subject to Underwriting Apply Now
*The bond premium rate quotes provided to you through this website are for pricing comparisons and quotation estimate purposes only. The bond rate quotes provided are based on general assumptions that may or may not be applicable to you and are subject to change at any time. These rate quotes do not constitute an offer of insurance, nor is any contract, agreement, or bond coverage implied, formed or bound by the provision of rate quotes. Bondability, final bond premium rate quotes and an offer of insurance, if any, will be determined by the insurance company providing your bond. You must contact us directly to obtain a quote for binding purposes.

Connect with our team of surety experts by calling 1 (800) 308-4358 or submitting a bond request now. We’ll walk you through each step of our fast and easy bonding process.

Electrical/Telecommunications Contractor Bonds

By posting an electrical/telecommunications contractor surety bond in Washington, principals (electrical/telecommunications contractors) pledge to pay for all labor, including employee benefits and materials furnished or used upon the work, all taxes and contributions due to the state and all damages sustained by any person, firm, corporation or other entity that become due to the state as a result of the principal’s failure to complete installations or maintenance in accordance with any applicable ordinance, building code or regulation of a city or town pursuant to RCW 19.28.010(3). If the principals fails to comply with these terms, the surety will cover resulting damages up to the full bond amount, and the principal must reimburse the surety for all damages paid out.

Applicants must know the business entity type (sole proprietorship, partnership or corporation) when applying for this bond.

Washington electrical/telecommunications contractor bonds remain continuous until canceled by the surety. The surety can cancel the bond by giving written notice of cancellation to the license holder/principal and to the Department of Labor and Industries Electrical Section 45 days prior to the effective cancellation date.

SuretyBonds.com issues these bonds for just $110 without a credit check. Click here to get bonded instantly!

Important Links:

Chapter 19.28 RCW Electricians and Electrical Installations

Washington State Department of Labor and Industries Electrical Contractor

Contractor License Bonds and Continuous Contractor Bonds

The Washington Contractor’s Registration Act (RCW 18.27) requires electrical, specialty, general and continuous contractors to post surety bonds to legally work within the state. These bonds are put in place to ensure that principals (contractors) do the following:

  • pay all wages and benefits to any person furnishing labor to him or her
  • pay all amounts that become due as a result of the principal’s breach of contract including negligent or improper work in the conduct of contracting business
  • pay any person who furnishes labor or materials or who rents or supplies equipment to the principal
  • pay all taxes and contributions due to the state
  • generally comply with the rules and regulations of RCW 18.27.040

Continuous contractor bonds in Washington remain continuous until canceled by the surety. The surety can cancel the bond at any time by giving written notice of its intent to cancel to the Director of Labor and Industries. A cancellation or revocation of the bond or withdrawal of the surety from the bond suspends the registration issued to the registrant until a new bond or reinstatement notice has been filed and approved.

SuretyBonds.com can issue these bonds for as low as $100. Get started now!

Important Links:

Washington State Department of Labor and Industries Continuous Contractor’s Surety Bond

Washington State Department of Labor and Industries Registering as a Contractor

Chapter 18.27 RCW Registration of Contractors

Milton and Seattle Side Sewer Contractor Bonds

Side sewer contractors in Milton, Washington, must post $5,000 surety bonds. SuretyBonds.com issues these bonds instantly for just $100 - no credit check required. Get bonded right away!

Side sewer contractors in Seattle, Washington, must post $30,000 surety bonds. These bonds are put in place to indemnify and protect the city and any person who suffers as a result of the principal’s (contractor’s) failure to comply with the obligations of SMC 21.16.060. Specifically, the bond guarantees that the contractor will complete work and conduct business according to code and the rules and regulations of the city and state.

These bonds remain in effect for 3 years from the effective date. The surety can cancel this bond by giving written notice of cancellation to both the principal and the city via certified mail (return receipt requested) stating the effective cancellation/expiration date. Notice must be received at least 60 days prior to the effective date.

Both the principal’s and the surety’s signatures must be notarized on the surety bond form.

Side sewer contractor bonds in Seattle are subject to underwriting, so the price you’ll pay for your bond depends on a review of your personal credit report. Apply for your free bond quote now!

Important Links:

Milton Municipal Code Chapter 13.16 Sewer System Use and Construction

Seattle Side Sewer Contractor Registration

Seattle Side Sewer Permit

Fire Sprinkler System Contractor Bonds

Level III or Level U fire sprinkler system contractors in Washington must post $10,000 surety bonds. These bonds ensure that principals (contractors) pay all purchasers of fire sprinkler systems with whom the principal has a contract for the principal to install, inspect, maintain or service a fire protection sprinkler system requiring a Level III or Level U state license. If the principal fails to comply with these terms and conduct business ethically and lawfully, the bond protects harmed parties from financial loss up to the full amount of the bond. The principal must reimburse the surety for all damages paid out.

These bonds remain in full force and effect until the date the principal’s license is suspended or canceled or until 45 days after the surety gives notice of its intent to cancel the bond to both the principal and the Director of Fire Protection Services, whichever is earlier.

SuretyBonds.com issues Washington fire sprinkler system contractor bonds for varying prices depending on a review of each applicant’s personal credit report. Find out exactly how much you’ll pay now!

Important Links:

Washington State Patrol Office of the State FIre Marshal Sprinkler Program Contractor Licensing

Washington State Patrol Office of the State Fire Marshal Sprinkler Program Levels of Licensing

Farm Labor Contractor Bonds

Washington farm labor contractor bonds are put in place to ensure that principals (contractors) fully comply with the provisions of Chapter 392 of the Laws of 1955, RCW 19.30 and all related rules and regulations. Specifically,the bond guarantees that principals pay all sums legally owed under contract to agricultural employees.

If the principal fails to comply with these terms, the bond protects harmed parties from financial loss up to the full bond amount. The principal must reimburse the surety for all damages paid out.

Farm labor contractor bonds in Washington expire annually on December 31, so your bond premium could be prorated depending on when you buy it. Our team of surety experts works hard to get you bonded according to your specific needs.

The best way to find out exactly how much you’ll pay for your Washington contractor bond is to request your free, no-obligation bond quote now!

Important Links:

Washington State Department of Labor and Industries Farm Labor Contractor Licensing

Washington State Department of Labor and Industries Licensed Farm Labor Contractors

Washington State Department of Labor and Industries Farm Labor Contractors

Chapter 19.30 RCW Farm Labor Contractors

Ready to get started?

Get a FREE Contractor Bond Quote Today!

Overnight Shipping
50,000 Satisfied
Customers Nationwide
No Hidden Fees