Washington Pest Inspector Bond
What is a Washington Pest Inspector Bond?
Structural Pest Inspectors who have made application to the Washington State Department of Agriculture for a license to operate as a structural pest inspection company in the State of Washington must provide proof of financial coverage. Two of the four options for proof of financial coverage include furnishing a surety bond as outlined in RCW 15.58.465(1)(b). The first option requires a surety bond in the amount of $25,000 and the second options requires a surety bond in the amount of $12,500 and an errors and omissions insurance policy in the coverage amount of $25,000.
Why is a Washington Pest Inspector Bond Required?
The surety bond covers legal damages resulting from actions of the bonded principal’s structural pest inspectors to be paid to the State of Washington for the purpose and in the manner as set forth in Chapter 15.58 RCW.