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Iowa Liquor License Bond

How much does an alcohol bond cost in Iowa?

Class E liquor license bond amounts cannot be less than $5,000 and can be no more than $15,000. The amount is determined by the Iowa Alcoholic Beverage Division on a sliding scale. The cost of this bond also varies and is contingent on the applicant’s credit report. Even though these bonds are subject to underwriting, our team of experts will work hard to get you the best price for your unique credit situation. 99% of applicants qualify with SuretyBonds.com - no matter their credit score.

The best way to determine your surety bond cost is to call 1 (800) 308-4358 to speak with an expert. You can also request your free quote online.

Bond Type Bond Amount Cost by Credit Score*
680 and up 679 - 600 599 or lower
Class E Liquor License Bond Varies Starts at 1% 4-8% 10%+ Apply Now
*The bond premium rate quotes provided to you through this website are for pricing comparisons and quotation estimate purposes only. The bond rate quotes provided are based on general assumptions that may or may not be applicable to you and are subject to change at any time. These rate quotes do not constitute an offer of insurance, nor is any contract, agreement, or bond coverage implied, formed or bound by the provision of rate quotes. Bondability, final bond premium rate quotes and an offer of insurance, if any, will be determined by the insurance company providing your bond. You must contact us directly to obtain a quote for binding purposes.

You can reach SuretyBonds.com by calling 1 (800) 308-4358 or by filling out our online bond request form. Our experts are standing by to help. Let us do all the hard work for you!

Why do I need this bond?

This bond guarantees that the principal (alcohol retailer, manufacturer or distributor) will pay all of their taxes and any other fees imposed by state or local laws. If an applicant falsifies records of sale or is unable to pay taxes on previously collected funds, a claim can be made on the bond to provide reparation for damanges. Under this bond, the Department of Public Safety must have access to all records, reports, audits, tax reports and all other documents pertaining to the applicant and their business.

The following facilities that sell alcohol in Iowa are required to post this bond: grocery stores, liquor stores and convenience stores.

For more information on Iowa liquor license bonds, contact a surety bond expert online now.

What’s the fine print?

The principal’s county must be listed on the bond form. This bond is continuous until canceled. If the bond is to be canceled, 30 days written notice must be provided to the Alcoholic Beverages Division at its office in Ankeny, Iowa.

How to become an alcohol retailer, manufacturer or distributor in Iowa

Posting a surety bond is only one aspect of the class E liquor control licensing process. Other requirements applicants must meet include, but are not limited to:

  • be of good moral character as defined by Iowa Code 123
  • provide consent to members of the fire, police, and health departments and other applicable government agencies to inspect the premises

Class E liquor license fees are determined based on the following factors:

  • population of the area of the location of the licensed premises
  • the square footage of the licensed premises
  • the location of the licensed premises

If you’re ready to get your class E liquor license in Iowa, contact a surety bond expert now.

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State of Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division: License Classifications

123.8 Surety Bonds

123.30 Liquor Control Licenses - Classes

123.43 License Conditions - Bond

Alcoholic Beverages 185, Chapter 17: Class “E” Liquor Control License

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