296-310-100 - Cancellation of insurance or bond
296-310-100. Cancellation of insurance or bond
(1) No surety company may cancel any bond issued to a contractor pursuant to RCW 19.30.040, unless the contractor previously submits another bond or other security, for the same amount, that covers the contractor's liability for the same period as that for the bond that is to be cancelled.
(2) A cancellation of a surety bond or insurance policy is effective thirty days after the department receives the cancellation notice, if the cancellation notice contains the following information:
(a) The name of the contractor, exactly as it appears on the contractor's license;
(b) The contractor's license number;
(c) The contractor's business address;
(d) The number of the bond or insurance policy that is to be cancelled;
(e) The effective date of the bond or insurance policy that is to be cancelled; and
(f) If the cancellation is of a surety bond, a certification that the contractor has previously obtained and submitted to the department a new bond or other security as required by subsection (1) of this section.
(3) To help the department process cancellations, the information in subsection (2) of this section should be provided in the order shown.
(4) The insurance and bonding companies should send cancellation notices to the department by certified or registered mail.
Statutory Authority: RCW 19.30.130. 86-01-027 (Order 85-34), § 296-310-100, filed 12/11/85.
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