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Washington Contractor License Requirements

Washington state law RCW 18.27.020 requires that all contractors be licensed and bonded with the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries. General contractors must maintain a $12,000 bond, and specialty contractors must maintain a $6,000 bond.

General Contractor License Bond

Bond Amount: $12,000

Required by: Washington State Department of Labor & Industries

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State Acceptance Guaranteed
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Refund within 30 days
1 year bond starts at
*Based on credit and experience
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How much does it cost?

The price of a Washington contractor license bond ranges from 1% to 7% of the bond amount, based on an applicant’s credit score and work experience. In general, the higher the credit score, the more the bond is discounted. A $12,000 Residential General Contractor Bond can cost anywhere from $120 to $800.