Not sure who to contact with questions about filing surplus lines taxes? Get to the right person, right away. We’ve done the legwork to gather contact information for the Washington Department of Insurance and the Surplus Lines Association of Washington.

Washington Department of Insurance

Contact Person: Jeff Baughman (Licensing)
Phone Number: 360.725.7156
Email Address:

Contact Person: Kathryn Breda (Surplus Lines)
Phone Number: 360.725.7109
Email Address:

Mailing Address: 
Washington Department of Insurance
5000 Capitol Blvd.
Tumwater, WA 98501

Surplus Lines Association of Washington

Contact Person: Bob Hope
Phone Number: 206.224.4230
Email Address:

Contact Person: Carol Durant
Phone Number: 206.224.4234
Email Address:

Contact Person: Cathy Gorman
Phone Number: 206.224.4236
Email Address:

Contact Person: Sheila Buckley
Phone Number: 206.682.3409 ext. 1
Email Address:

Mailing Address: 
Surplus Lines Association of Washington
1710 One Union Square, 600 University Street
Seattle, WA 98101-1129

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