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WAC 308-19-105

Applying for a bail bond agency license.

To qualify for a bail bond agency license the applicant shall:
Complete the requirements of the bail bond agent license and;
(1) Submit to the department proof of work experience as required under RCW 18.185.030 (1)(b).
(a) Work related experience shall include: Bail bonds, insurance, trust accounts, receiving collateral in a fiduciary capacity, and forms of underwriting.
(b) Applicants who do not have the required work experience shall train and pass an examination as stated under Part D, WAC 308-19-300.
(2) Complete an application for an agency license on a form provided by the department of licensing.
(3) Pay a fee or fees as required by WAC 308-19-130.
(4) Obtain a bond for the main office as required by RCW 18.185.070.
(5) The applicant shall disclose the surety(s) name, address, the attorney in fact, and whose name the build-up fund is in.
If the applicant changes their corporate surety, the applicant shall immediately advise the department.
(6) If the applicant provides security in the form of real property, the applicant shall advise the department of the names of the court(s) that have given approval for the placing of property bonds.
(7) Sole proprietorships shall act as the qualified agent of the agency without the payment of additional license fees.
(8) Partnerships or limited partnership applicants shall each apply, qualify and furnish their addresses to the director.
When a license is issued to a partnership, the principal partner shall act as the qualified agent of the agency without the payment of additional license fees.
(9) Applicants representing a corporation shall furnish a copy of the articles of incorporation, and a list of officers and departments and their addresses to the director.
When an agency license is issued to a corporation, the manager, officer, or chief operating officer shall act as the qualified agent of the agency without the payment of additional license fees.
(10) If the applicant represents a foreign corporation, he/she shall furnish a copy of its articles of incorporation, and a list of its officers and departments and their addresses to the department.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 18.185 RCW. WSR 05-08-027, § 308-19-105, filed 3/30/05, effective 4/30/05; WSR 00-01-061, § 308-19-105, filed 12/13/99, effective 1/13/00.]
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