The California Car Wash Surety Bond is required by the California Department of Industrial Relations. The amount of the 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.
How do I register my California Car Wash?
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:
A California Car Wash Surety Bond in the amount of $150,000 issued by a company licensed to do business in the state
Note: Surety1 is licensed in all 50 states and is located in Rancho Cordova, CA!
How Much Does the California Car Wash Surety Bond Cost?
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.
When Is a California Car Wash Surety Bond Not Required?
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:
Motor vehicle repair, as defined in Section 9880.1 of the Business and Professions Code.
Any charitable, youth, service, veteran, or sports group, club, or association that conducts car washing and polishing on an intermittent basis to raise funds for charitable, education, or religious purposes.
Any licensed vehicle dealer or car rental agency that conducts car washing and polishing ancillary to its primary business of selling, leasing, or servicing vehicles.
Either a new motor vehicle dealer that is primarily engaged in the business of selling, leasing, renting, or servicing vehicles or an automotive repair dealer.
How to get a California Car Wash Surety Bond
It is easy, simply complete our easy to navigate, online application and an agent will be in touch with you with a firm quote within 24 hours (Monday – Friday). Surety1 has been writing California Surety bonds since 2003.
How to Get Your California Car Wash Surety Bond
1. Complete an online application. It's free and no-obligation.2. One of our surety experts will contact you with a firm quote and an agreement to sign.3. Provide payment and your signed agreement, and then you will receive your California Car Wash Surety Bond!If you have any questions, please call us at 877-654-2327.
HOW TO GET BONDED
1. Apply OnlineUsing our Free & Secure Application2. Get Your Free QuoteApplications are No-Obligation3. Get Your BondMost Bonds are Approved in 1-2 Business Days