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New York Alcoholic Beverage Control Bonds

How much does a New York retail liquor license or alcoholic beverage wholesaler bond cost?

Retailer: If you sell at retail any alcoholic beverage, you are required to post a surety bond in the amount of $1,000. The cost of these bonds depends on the length of the bond term, which must be the same as the license. Although the premiums are prorated due to fixed expiration dates, the minimum premiums are as follows:

Wholesaler: If you sell any alcoholic beverage for the purpose of resale, the New York Liquor Authority requires that you be bonded.

This specific bond type has a varying bond amount. Bond amounts are given by the New York Liquor Authority. Contact the Liquor Authority at (518) 474-3114.

Be sure to have your given bond amount prior to speaking with a bond expert. Providing your bond information can help speed up the bonding process and could even lower the amount you pay.

These bonds are subject to underwriting. This means that the premium of your bond is based on the financial credentials of your credit report.

Bond Type Bond Amount Cost*
$1,000 Liquor Retailer Bond Seasonal Retail Liquor License $1,000 $Starts at $50 Apply Now
$1,000 Liquor Retailer Bond Retail Liquor License Trucking Permit $1,000 Starts at $75 Apply Now
$1,000 Liquor Retailer Bond On-Premises Wine and Liquor Licenses $1,000 Starts at $75 Apply Now
$1,000 Liquor Retailer Bond Retail license to sell only beer for on-premises or off-premises consumption OR Off-premises liquor and wine licenses (package and wine stores) $1,000 Starts at $100 Apply Now
Varies Liquor Wholesale Bond Varies Starts at 1% 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.

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Why do I need this bond?

Bonded principals (retailer or wholesaler) guarantee to faithfully oblige by the provisions of the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law and all rules given by the State Liquor Authority.

Specifically, these bonds offer indemnity to any person that endures a loss or damage caused by fraudulent acts of the principal.

Fill out a bond request and a bonding expert will contact you to start your bonding process.

What’s the fine print?

All bonds will remain valid during the term of the license or permit. If a bond is voided, the aggregate liability of the surety shall not exceed the penal sum of the bond.

How to become an alcohol retailer or wholesaler in New York

Retailer:

All liquor retailers must be licensed prior to conducting business. Retailer license applications must be submitted to the Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control. Submitted applications must include the following attachments:

  • $1,000 surety bond
  • licensing and application fees

Depending on your specified license type, you may be required to submit additional information.

For additional information on what you may need to submit to obtain your license, check out the retail application forms.

Wholesaler:

All wholesaler licensees must be licensed to legally partake in liquor wholesales. License applications must be submitted to the New York State Liquor Authority. Submitted applications must include the following attachments:

  • surety bond
  • license fee
  • filing fee
  • electronic fingerprints
  • copies of bank statements
  • proof of citizenship

Depending on your specified license type, you may be required to submit additional information.

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Additional Resources

Retailer:

Local Authority Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control Retailers Licensing Information

Liquor Service Authority Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control Retail Applications

Bond Form L-9 Prescribed by the New York State Liquor Authority Bond in Support of Application for License or Permit Under the New York Alcoholic Beverage Control Law

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Wholesaler:

Application for Wholesaler/Manufacturer License

Wholesaler Forms

Manufacturer/Wholesaler Fee Chart With Required Bond Amounts

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