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How to get your license: Bail bond agent


All bail bond agents must:

  • Be 18 years or older.
  • Be a United States citizen or resident alien.
  • Be employed by, or have a job offer from, a licensed bail bond agency.
  • Have no convictions in the past 10 years that directly relate to the ability to perform the duties of a bail bond agent or that hinder public safety.
  • Complete the training requirements.
  • Pass a written exam or have 12 hours of pre-license training as described in WAC 308-19-300.
  • Have an active Surety Producer License issued through the Office of Insurance Commissioner with all affiliations up to date if posting surety bonds.
  • If only posting property bonds:
    • Have a list of the names of each court that has given approval for the placing of property bonds.

What you'll need

A SecureAccess Washington (SAW) account to apply online.

How to apply

Apply online

Apply online

Apply by mail

Send the following:

Mail to:

Bail Bond Program
Department of Licensing
PO Box 35001
Seattle, WA 98124-3401

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