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Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission Bond

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How much does an alcohol beverage bond cost in Texas?

Texas alcoholic beverage commission bond costs vary depending on which bond you need to file with the TABC and its required bond amount. 

  • TABC conduct bond costs are $100 annually for the $5,000 bond amount and $120 annually for the $10,000 bond amount.
  • TABC performance bond costs are $100 annually for the $2,000, $4,000, and $6,000 bond amounts. 
  • TABC brewer and manufacturer fee interest bond costs require a quick application review to determine pricing starting at $340 annually.

How can I get a Texas alcoholic beverage commission bond? 

You can purchase your TABC performance or conduct bond online 24/7 or apply for your brewer and manufacturer fee interest bond online 24/7. You'll need to provide the following information for TABC filing approval. 

  • applicant/entity name
  • location address
  • county
  • license type
  • license number, if available

Once your payment has been processed, your official Texas surety bond documents will be emailed to you instantly.

How fast can you get an alcoholic beverage commission bond? offers instant TABC performance and conduct bond delivery 24/7. Purchase now to receive your official TABC bond in minutes by email. Your official brewer and manufacturer fee interest bond will be delivered by email once a team member has reviewed your order. 

If you have questions about alcoholic beverage commission bonds or your application, call 1(800)308-4358 to speak with a friendly surety expert. We're here to guide you through the TABC bond process so you can get back to running your business. 

Bond Type
$2,000Alcoholic Beverage Commission Performance BondInitial Performance Bond
$4,000Alcoholic Beverage Commission Performance BondRequired if the first bond is forfeited to the commission
$6,000Alcoholic Beverage Commission Performance BondRequired if the second bond is forfeited to the commission
$5,000Alcoholic Beverage Commission Conduct BondLocated more than 1,000 feet from a public school
$10,000Alcoholic Beverage Commission Conduct BondLocated within 1,000 feet of a public school
$30,000Brewer and Manufacturer Fee Interest Bond

What are Texas alcoholic beverage bonds?

Texas alcoholic beverage bonds ensure those who hold TABC permits work according to Texas alcoholic beverage code and any other specific laws or requirements outlined on their respective bond forms. By filing a Texas alcohol bond, you agree to comply with any laws regulating TABC permits as it pertains to your specific alcohol permit or liquor license. If you fail to do so, your issuing surety company will pay valid claims up to your full bond amount, which you must reimburse. 

What are the alcohol commission surety bond requirements?

Who needs a TABC bond?

You might need to file a Texas alcohol bond if you have or are applying for an alcoholic beverage permit to work as one or more of the following as it pertains to alcohol.

  • beer or malt beverages brewer
  • liquor distiller
  • distributor
  • exporter
  • importer
  • manufacturer
  • package store
  • retailer
  • seller
  • transporter
  • warehouse

Who regulates alcoholic beverage licensee and permittee holders?

The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission enforces licensing requirements for the state's alcohol sales. You can contact the TABC Licensing Division by calling 1(512)206-3360 or emailing [email protected].

The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission enforces a number of separate surety bond requirements according to Texas alcoholic beverage code, including a specific Texas TABC conduct bond

How are bonds filed with the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission?

The TABC specifically requires you submit official paperwork and correspondence to the following address as required at the bottom of their official Texas alcohol bond forms.

Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission
P.O. Box 13127
Austin, TX 78711

How do I update or change my TABC bond? 

If the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission requires your bond form to be updated for any reason, contact your surety provider. If you purchased your bond from email [email protected] to explain the needed change.

The most common changes requested include:

  • business name 
  • business address
  • permit county
  • license type

How do I renew my Texas alcoholic beverage commission bond?

You must renew your Texas alcoholic beverage commission bond before its current term expires. Once you pay your renewal invoice, we'll email you renewal instructions to keep your Texas surety bond active for your next alcoholic beverage permit term.

What are the requirements for a liquor license in Texas? 

Complete the following steps to apply for your Texas liquor license or alcoholic beverage permit.

  1. Determine the type of license or permit you need.
  2. Create an account on the Alcohol Industry Management System (AIMS) website and fill out your application. 
  3. Purchase your Texas surety bond in the correct required bond amount. 
  4. Submit your application to your local TABC office to pay your required alcohol permit or license fee.

The TABC estimates a 45-60 day permit issuance turnaround depending on your license type and local government regulations.

For more detailed instructions and cost information, check out our step-by-step guide on how to get a Texas ABC license.

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