How much does an alcohol beverage or tobacco bond cost in Florida?
The State of Florida’s Department of Business and Professional Regulation requires professionals involved in the sale, distribution and/or manufacturing of tobacco or alcohol to be bonded. The required bond amounts vary depending on the applicant’s business classification. To ensure that you obtain the correct amount of bond coverage, check with the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation prior to bonding.
These bonds are subject to underwriting, which means the price you’ll pay for your bond depends not only on your required bond amount but also on a review of your personal credit report. Even with lower credit, our team of dedicated experts will work hard to get you bonded for the best available rate. Request a free bond quote now!
|Bond Type||Bond Amount||Cost by Credit Score*|
|680 and up||679 - 600||599 or lower|
|Alcoholic beverages manufacturer: malt beverages||$20,000||Starts at $200||$1,000-2,000||$2,000+||Apply Now|
|Alcoholic beverages manufacturer: wine only||$5,000||Starts at $100||$250-500||$500||Apply Now|
|Alcoholic beverages manufacturer: wine and cordials||$5,000||Starts at $100||$250-500||$500||Apply Now|
|Alcoholic beverages manufacturer: distilled spirits (liquor)||$25,000||Starts at $250||$1,250-2,500||$2,500+||Apply Now|
|Alcoholic beverages manufacturer: rectify and/or blend||$25,000||Starts at $250||$1,250-2,500||$2,500+||Apply Now|
|Alcoholic beverages distributor: beer and/or wine||$25,000||Starts at $250||$1,250-2,500||$2,500+||Apply Now|
|Alcoholic beverages distributor: beer, wine and liquor||$100,000||Starts at $1,000||$5,000-10,000||$10,000+||Apply Now|
|Alcoholic beverages bonded warehouse: beer, wine and liquor||$5,000||Starts at $100||$250-500||$500||Apply Now|
|Cigarettes distributor: tax-paid (only)||$2,000||Starts at $100||$100-200||$200+||Apply Now|
|Cigarettes distributor: stamping agent (cash and charge)||Varies||Starts at 1%||5-10%||10%+||Apply Now|
|Cigarettes distributing agent: public warehousing||$2,000 minimum||Starts at 1%||5-10%||10%+||Apply Now|
|Tobacco products: pipe, chewing tobacco and snuff||Varies||Starts at 1%||5-8%||10%+||Apply Now|
Call 1 (800) 308-4358, or submit a bond request to connect with our team of surety bond experts. We make the bonding process fast and easy.
Why do I need this bond?
The alcoholic beverages and tobacco bond in Florida ensures that principals (alcohol and tobacco professionals) pay all taxes owed to the state. If the principal fails to pay his or her taxes, the bond protects the state from financial loss. By posting this bond, the principal also agrees to abide by all rules, laws and regulations found in the Florida Statutes, specifically the Beverage Laws in Chapters 561-568, the Cigarette Laws in Chapter 210 and the Tobacco Product Laws in Chapter 210.
If you’re ready to be bonded, contact one of our surety specialists now! We can typically provide you with your free surety bond quote within 1 business day of submitting your application.
What’s the fine print?
The surety can cancel the bond at any time by giving written notice of cancellation to the Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco. Cancellation becomes effective 60 days from the receipt of said notice.
How to become an alcoholic beverage and tobacco professional in Florida
To become a licensed alcoholic beverages and tobacco professional in Florida, applicants must submit the following materials:
- correct and completed application
- fingerprints and fee for processing
- zoning approval
- Federal Employer’s Identification Number
- Social Security number
- and more
Visit the Additional Resources section of this page for more information about licensing. Give us a call today at 1 (800) 308-4358 to speak with one of our bond experts, or fill out our online bond request form to start getting bonded today.
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