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General Contractor
$12,000 Bond
1 Year …. $240

Specialty Contractor
$6,000 Bond
1 Year …. $150

Electrical Contractor
$4,000 Bond
1 Year …. $120

Most contractors will qualify for the Washington contractor’s bond rates in the table. If you have had some problems with your credit in the past and would like a firm quote, please click the “Get a Quote” link above and fill out our online application for Washington contractor’s license bond quotes. A CSIA agent will contact you within 24 hours of receiving your quote request with a firm quote on your WA contractor’s license bond. For offline WA contractor’s bond requests just download an application and either fax or mail it back to us.

Why do I need a Washington contractor’s license bond?

In order to protect consumers receiving services from contractors providing services in Washington, all general and specialty Washington contractors must have a contractor’s license bond. General contractors must file a contractor’s bond in the amount of $12,000 and specialty contractors must file in the amount of $6,000.

Contractor’s bonds are a promise from the underwriting surety company that the bonded contractor will comply with all conditions of contractor license law in the state. If the contract commits any violation that may be grounds for disciplinary action against the license, a claim can be filed against his or her Washington contractor’s license bond with the surety company. Claims against a surety company may be filed by the contractor’s employees, homeowners, any other person damaged by a willful and deliberate violation of a Washington construction contract, or an express fund damaged as a result of the contractor’s failure to pay fringe benefits for eligible employees. (A court case has held the express trust fund provision superseded by federal law.)

More than 50,000 satisfied bond clients agree: CSIA is the largest and most experienced writer to contractor’s license bonds on the West Coast. In addition to general and specialty Washington contractor’s license bond options CSIA offers other services, including contract bonds (performance, bid and payment bonds), construction bonds, and general liability bonds.

For more Washington contractor’s bond information, call us today, toll-free at 800-675-2000. To request a quote, click here.