The California Car Wash Bond is required by the California Department of Industrial Relations. The amount of this surety bond is $150,000 per location. Washing and polishing is defined by the Department of Industrial Relations as “Car washing and polishing” and means washing, cleaning, drying, polishing, detailing, servicing, or otherwise providing cosmetic care to vehicles.
Per California Labor Code section 2051(a) any person or entity looking to operate a Car Wash in California must register with the CA Labor Commissioner. To do so, the following must be filed with the Commissioner:
The cost of this surety bond varies. Surety1 has markets available that will provide the California Car Wash bond for as low as $975.00 per year (subject to underwriting approval from the surety company). Full financial disclosure is required to get this low rate. Surety1 has other rates available without having to provide financial statements. Surety1 represents over dozen surety markets to get you the best rate possible. We are rated A+ by the Better Business Bureau and have been bonding in California since 2003.
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The bond requirement is waived for car wash employers who are covered by a valid collective bargaining agreement that meets specified criteria.
Car wash activities excluded from the licensing and bond requirement include:
At surety1 we make it easy to apply for your California Car Wash Bond. simply complete our easy to use, online application and an agent will be in touch with you with a firm quote within one business day. Surety1.com is a service of AssuredPartners, one of the nations largest and fastest growing insurance agencies. Surety1 is a California based, surety bond only agency.