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Who needs a contractor bond?
To comply with Chapter 18.27 of RCW, anyone intending to register as a general or specialty contractor with the Washington Department of Labor and Industries must obtain a surety bond in either of the following amounts:
General contractor: $12,000
Specialty contractor: $6,000
Don't know which type of contractor bond you need?
A general contractor can perform or supervise numerous building trades or crafts. A specialty contractor, on the other hand, can perform one building trade or craft. A list of specialty classifications may be reviewed here.
What is the contractor bond?
The contractor bond protects the party requesting the surety bond, the Obligee, against any financial losses as a result of poor financial choices, damages, unethical decisions, or a failure to adhere to state and local laws on the part of you, the Principal. By obtaining your contractor bond, you are telling the Obligee that you can be trusted and that you stand by your business decisions. The bond is filed for the benefit of consumers who may suffer damages as a result of defective construction or other license law violations, and for the benefit of employees who have not been paid wages that are due to them.
The Alaska contractor bond is also known as: general contractor bond, specialty contractor bond, and contracting bond.
What else do I need besides the bond?
The State of Washington requires that all licensed contractors also submit proof of general liability insurance coverage in the following amounts:
Ashton Agency can write your liability coverage too. Contact us today at (800) 452-2663 for a free, no-obligation quote on both your bond and insurance! We can write your bond for up to one year. Let us save you money!
Not sure what else you might need to get licensed or renewed? Check out the requirements at the Department of Labor and Industries here!
I have my bond and insurance.. What now?
Contractors will submit the original signed bond form with all other licensing documents to the Washington Electrical Licensing & Certification Division.
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Everyone needs a contractor bond, but by contacting the Ashton Agency, you can be sure you'll be getting the best price available, not to mention our stellar customer service and insider knowledge of the construction industry. We've been helping contractors get bonded for more than 45 years. Let us put that experience to work for you today!
Call us now at (800) 452-2663 for a free quote and we will contact you within 24 hours. We can assist you over the phone to ensure you receive your bond quickly and easily!
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