What is a Washington Court Bond?

Learn about each and determine which one you need! 

Washington Court Bond

Certain court rules or statutes require a Court Bond in Washington. There are several types of Court Bonds, serving different purposes.

One is to ensure that the people who are appointed to carry out legally binding acts will do so properly. Another purpose is to fulfill a monetary obligation.





Judicial Bonds

This is a type of Court Bond that is required of a defendant or a plaintiff by a statute for court proceedings.  It is an assurance that the individual will fulfill his obligations following a case.

The coverage of the obligation can vary widely – from payment of damages to regaining a seized property.

Below are the types of Judicial Bonds:

Replevin Bond – Also known as Claim and Delivery Bond.  It is a  requirement for a replevin case to protect the defendant. This bond will assure the defendant that he will be compensated for losses caused by the seizure of the property in question by the plaintiff.

Supersedeas Bond – A bond that will secure the appellee/respondent from any loss due to a stay of execution or a delay by suspending the winning party’s collection until after an appeal is over.

Appeal Bond – A required bond for the appellant/claimant by the Federal  Rules of Appellate Procedure as an assurance that the appellee’s court costs will be paid in case the appeal was lost.

Take note that this bond will cover not all court costs.  The examples  of the covered court costs are, but not limited to, the following:

  • Notice of appeal filing fee
  • Preparation of record
  • Supersedeas bond premium

Injunction Bond – The purpose of such is to indemnify the defendant due to a wrongful injunction.

Bond for Release – Also known as Release of Lien Bond, Delivery Bond, and Forthcoming Bond.  This bond will guarantee the release of a lien from an attached property.

Dissolution of  Attachment Bond – This bond will ensure the dissolution of the lien from the attached property.


Fiduciary Bonds

Fiduciary Bonds are a type of Court Bond used in probate courts.  A  Probate Court is a tribunal that deals with certain proceedings such as:

This type of bond is furnished to guarantee that the executor of the property and finances will perform his duties accordingly.

Alternatively, they can be referred to as a Probate Bond, Guardianship Bond, Estate Bond, or Executor Bond.


What is the bond amount? 

The bond amount will vary depending on the type of court bond and subject to the discretion of the court.


How can I obtain a Washington Court Bond?

The first step is to determine which type of Court Bond you need.  Once you’ve established that, you will need to submit an application for that particular bond.

We will ask you some relevant information necessary for the underwriting process such as your financial history, facts about your case, your job performance history, and your credit score.  An underwriter will carefully evaluate the information you have given. You will be then asked to sign an indemnity agreement.

Once done, we will immediately issue the bond and send it to you!


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