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Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission Bond

How much does an Alcoholic Beverage Commission bond cost in Texas?

Texas Alcohol Beverage Commission surety bonds start at $100, but the cost varies based on the type of bond and its required amount, as well as a review of the applicant’s financial history.

The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission requires surety bonds for retailers to work legally within the state. The types of alcohol bonds typically required include the following:

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Bond Type Bond Amount Cost*
$1,000+ Alcoholic Beverage Commission Bond Liquor Tax Bond $1,000+ Starts at $100 Apply Now
$500+ Alcoholic Beverage Commission Bond Tax Bond $500+ Starts at $100 Apply Now
$2,000 Alcoholic Beverage Commission Bond Initial Performance Bond $2,000 Starts at $100 Apply Now
$4,000 Alcoholic Beverage Commission Bond Performance Bond - Required if first bond is forfeited to the commission $4,000 Starts at $100 Apply Now
$6,000 Alcoholic Beverage Commission Bond Performance Bond - Required if second bond is forfeited to the commission $6,000 Starts at $100 Apply Now
$5,000 Alcoholic Beverage Commission Bond Conduct Bond - Over 1,000 feet from a public school $5,000 Starts at $100 Apply Now
$10,000 Alcoholic Beverage Commission Bond Conduct Bond - Within 1,000 feet of a public school $10,000 Starts at $100 Apply Now
$30,000 Alcoholic Beverage Commission Bond Brewer and Manufacturer Fee Interest Bond $30,000 Starts at $300 Apply Now

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Conduct Surety Bonds

Texas conduct bonds are put in place to ensure principals (permit holders) conduct business in accordance with the rules and regulations set by the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Code and the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission.

Who needs a TABC conduct surety bond?

All retailers who do not hold a Food and Beverage Certificate need to be bonded. The amount varies based on the retailer’s distance from a public school. Refer to our TABC Conduct Bond Guide for more deatiled information.

Fee Interest Bonds for Contract/Alternating Resident and Non-Resident Brewers and Manufacturers

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Texas fee interest bonds ensure principals (permit holders) conduct business in accordance with the rules and regulations set by the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Code and the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission. These bonds are mandatory for applicants or holders of the manufacturer’s license or nonresident manufacturer’s license. The party must not own a fee interest (ownership) within a manufacturing facility.

When is a TABC fee interest bond required?

Holders of the following permit types who do not own a fee interest (ownership) in a brewery facility must post $30,000 TABC fee interest surety bonds:

Liquor Tax Bonds

Texas liquor tax bonds ensure principals (permit holders) account for and pay all permit fees, service fees, taxes and penalties required by the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission.

The required amount of a TABC liquor tax bond is determined by an estimate of six weeks’ sales by gallons for liquor and gallons and class for wine and size of ale, with a minimum of $1,000.

Who needs a TABC liquor tax bond?

The following types of permit holders must post TABC liquor tax bonds:

The TABC can review and increase the required bond amount at any time.

Tax Bonds

The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission requires permit holders to obtain a tax bond to account for and pay all taxes, penalties and interest in accordance with the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Code.

The required amount of a TABC tax bond is determined by the maximum amount of beer sold in a 30-day period, with a minimum of $500. Applicants must submit a statement estimating the maximum amount of beer to be sold in a 30-day period.

Who needs a TABC tax bond?

The following types of permit holders must post TABC tax bonds:

Non-resident manufacturers must be bonded only if an applicant delivers to Texas in his or her vehicle. The required bond amount for this license is $10,000, however, the TABC can review and increase the required bond amount at any time.

Performance Bonds

Texas performance bonds ensure principals (permit holders) conduct business in accordance with the rules and regulations set by the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Code and the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission.

An initial performance bond in the amount of $2,000 is required. If the first bond is forfeited to the commission, the license/permit holder must post a $4,000 bond before a license/permit can be reinstated. If the second bond is forfeited, a $6,000 bond is required.

Who needs a TABC performance bond?

The following types of permit holders must post performance surety bonds only if they’re located in Dallas, Tarrant or Harris Counties and do not hold a Food and Beverage Certificate:

Effective Date and Cancellation Terms of TABC Bonds

TABC bonds become effective on the date of issuance of the permit or license issued by the committee and remain in effect until canceled or until the permit or license holder decides not to renew their bond.

The surety can cancel the bond by giving written notice of cancellation to the TABC. Cancellation becomes effective 30 days after the notice is received.

The best way to find out exactly how much you’ll pay for your surety bond is to apply for your free, no-obligation bond quote today!

Additional Resources

Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission Bond Requirements

Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission Licensing Forms

Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission Licensing FAQ

Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission License and Permit Descriptions

Texas Alcohol Beverage Commission Conduct Surety Bond form

Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission Fee Interest Bond for Contract/Alternating Resident and Non-Resident Brewers and Manufacturers form

Texas Alcohol Beverage Commission Performance Bond form

Percent Taxes Texas Bond forms