California Car Wash Bond

California Car Wash Bond Information

California labor law requires that all businesses engaged in car washing and polishing must register with the Labor Commissioner and post a $150,000 surety bond. The bond is in place to protect employees and guarantees payment of wages, interest on wages and fringe benefits.

Rates for this bond start as low as $975 per year with acceptable credit, business and personal financial statements. Rates are available for applications with excellent to challenged credit. In order to apply, please complete the online application. For the best rate available please submit financial statements as well. Our team will submit your application to multiple carriers to ensure we offer you the lowest price available.

This bond ensures that California car wash employees who are not paid in accordance with the law may be compensated if their employer is unable to or refuses to pay wages or benefits, including gratuities, owed to the employees.
This surety bond is required in California for all car washing and car polishing businesses with employees. If the business has no employees, then the car wash bond is not needed. Additionally, car washing or car polishing employers with a valid collective bargaining agreement do not need the car wash bond.
This bond can cost your business as little as $975 per year.
Complete the online application. You may also request a PDF application via an email to