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Reinstate Your Contractors License

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A contractor's registration will be suspended whenever the registration requirements have not been met, such as the 3 items below.

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  • Expand/collapse Canceled insurance/suspended registration.
    My insurance was canceled, and L&I suspended my registration. What is needed to reinstate my registration?

    If you still want to work as a contractor, we must have:

    1. Your insurance company may update your insurance information electronically, or provide you with a paper copy of a reinstatement notice, or a new certificate of liability insurance.
    2. A reinstatement fee of $55.70. Make your check out to the Department of Labor & Industries.
    3. You may bring the required materials and your payment to your local L&I office or send to the following address:

      Washington Department of Labor & Industries
      Contractor Registration Section
      PO Box 44450
      Olympia WA 98504-4450
  • Expand/collapse Canceled bond/suspended registration.
    My bond was canceled and L&I suspended my registration. What is needed to reinstate my registration?

    If you still want to work as a contractor, we must have:

    1. A reinstatement notice from the bonding company that canceled your coverage. Or, if you have changed your bonding company, we must have your new, original contractor’s surety bond. (This cannot be a photocopy).
    2. Your original, current Certificate of Liability Insurance (for $250,000) on file with L&I.
    3. A reinstatement fee of $55.70. Make your check out to the Department of Labor & Industries.
    4. You may bring the required materials and your payment to your local L&I office or send to the following address:

      Washington Department of Labor & Industries
      Contractor Registration Section
      PO Box 44450
      Olympia WA 98504-4450
  • Expand/collapse Unsatisfied judgement/suspended registration.
    I have an unsatisfied legal judgement against my company. What is needed to reinstate my registration?

    To renew or reinstate your contractor registration you must:

    1. Pay the judgment in full and provide L&I with a copy of the Satisfaction of Judgment.
    2. Ask L&I whether you will be required to provide a new surety bond or Assignment of Account. If you have questions, please call L&I's Summons & Complaints desk: 360-902-5244.
    3. Pay the reinstatement fee of $55.70, made payable to the Department of Labor & Industries.
    4. Important note: All documents should be received in one packet. Include your registration renewal card with your paperwork. This will help L&I process your renewal quickly.
    5. You may bring the required documents and your payment to your local L&I office or send them to the following address:

      Washington Department of Labor & Industries
      Contractor Registration Section
      PO Box 44450
      Olympia WA 98504-4450

 

Pay your Reinstatement fee online and save a trip to an L&I office.

You will need the following:

  • Your Contractor Registration number. This is 12 characters and includes letters and numbers.
  • Required documents on file with the department.
  • Email address and phone number.
  • We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express credit cards.

    Visa Card

    Mastercard

    Discover

    American Express

    Visa

    MasterCard

    Discover

    American Express

  • Note: We now accept E-Check, a one time withdrawal from your checking account.

Reinstate online is real-time processed! If you are able to pay your reinstatement fee online your registration will be reinstated as soon as your payment is posted.

Note: You may not reinstate online if L&I does not have all the required documents on file.

The following items must be on file at L&I to reinstate:
  • A current and unimpaired continuous contractor surety bond or assignment of savings.
  • A current certificate of general liability insurance.

Note: You must not have any outstanding, unpaid infractions or any unsatisfied judgments on file with L&I.


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