Washington Electrical/Telecommunications Contractor Bond

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Bond Penalty: $4,000

A telecommunications and electrical contractor license bond is required from applicants wishing to obtain a license in the State of Washington. Per the Department of Labor & Industries (LNI), electrical contractors are businesses who engage in the electrical construction business (and telecommunications contractors in telcom operations). Electrical licensees must employeee a certified electrical administrator or a master electrician and telecommunications licensees a certified telecommunications administrator that ensure that these businesses follows the laws, rules and regulations of the state as they pertain to the respective contractor classes.

Pursuant to RCW 19.28.041, a candidate's application must be accompanied by a Washington electrical / telecommunications contractor bond in the amount of four thousand dollars ($4,000) with runs to the state of Washington. The surety bond must be approved by the Department and contains two specific obligations; (a) the contractor will pay for all labor, including employee benefits, and material furnished or used upon the work; taxes and contributions to the State of Washington, and (b) pay all damages that may be sustained by any party for failure of the principal to make the installation or maintenance in accordance with the prevailing statute or any applicable ordinance, building code, or regulation of a city or town.

Operators can also be licensed as specialty or general contractor which have separate surety bond requirements. Application materials should be submitted to:

Department of Labor & Industries
Electrical & Telecommunications Contractor Licensing
P.O. Box 44460
Olympia, WA 98504-4460

Washington surety bond leader, Surety One, Inc. is a specialist in providing for the bonding needs of electrical contractors. We offer this class of surety bond and performance bonds to all applicants in EVERY state where electricians and telcom contractors must be bonded. We have programs to fit every credit condition. Call (800) 373-2804, email Underwriting@SuretyOne.com or click here for a live chat regarding a Washington electrical/telecommunications contractor bond application or to discuss your particular needs.

Surety bond application review and quoting are free of charge. There is no obligation to purchase.

A “contractor’s bond” is one of the most common surety bond needs in the North American market but what does that term mean? MANY different parties may require a contractor to provide a "bond". Private and public project owners, state licensing boards and local municipalities all routinely require contractors to file a bond of one type or another to guarantee very specific things. Generally the need will fall in to one of these categories:

  • License & Permit Bonds (L&P) - required by states and municipalities to issue a contractor license. These may be simply “obey the code” obligations, or can include onerous wage guarantees.
  • Third Party Fidelity Bonds - also known as dishonesty bonds, insure dishonesty losses resulting from the contractor and his or her employees’ actions while providing services on a client’s premises (this is what a party refers to when he says, "We are bonded.").
  • Contract performance bonds - bid bonds, payment and performance bonds for particular projects.

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