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Texas TABC Conduct Bond

Cost: $100.00 / 1-year term

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How much does a conduct surety bond cost in Texas?

The cost of a Texas conduct surety bond depends on the required bond amount. Businesses located more than 1,000 feet from a public school need a $5,000 surety bond which costs $100, and businesses located within 1,000 feet of a public school need a $10,000 which costs $120.

TABC conduct bonds are renewed annually, however, applicants can save 25% on their renewal premium when they opt for a multi-year term when purchainsg their bond.

Bond Type Bond Amount Cost
$5,000 TABC Conduct Bond Located more than 1,000 feet from public school $5,000 $100
$10,000 TABC Conduct Bond Located within 1,000 feet of a public school $10,000 $120

Why do I need a conduct surety bond in Texas?

The Texas Alcohol Beverage Commission (TABC) requires retailers to obtain a TABC conduct surety bond along with a permit application before anyone can sell, import, or distribute alcoholic beverages in the state of Texas (the bond qualifies as a license for the retailer). The bond ensures the business owner—the principal on the bond— will not infract the provisions of TABC rules and will follow the Texas Alcohol Beverage Code.

Section 33.24 of the TABC Administrative Rules, a part of the Secretary of State’s Texas Administrative Code, further outlines the reasoning for this bond, along with other TABC bonds.

What types of permits require a conduct surety bond?

The TABC typically requires the following type of permit-holders to obtain a conduct surety bond in an amount based on their distance from a public school:

  • Mixed beverage permit
  • Private club registration permit
  • Private club for beer and wine permit
  • Private club exemption certificate permit
  • Wine and beer retailer’s permit - excursion boat
  • Wine and beer retailer’s permit - railway car
  • Wine and beer retailer’s permit
  • Beer retailer’s on-premise license

Some permit holders such as package stores, wine-only package stores, and off-premise wine and beer retailers are required to post $10,000 conduct surety bonds regardless of their distance from a public school.

Other Texas Alcohol Beverage Commission Bond Requirements

For more information regarding TABC perfomance bonds, liquor tax surety bonds, tax bonds or fee interest bonds, visit our Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission bond page.

Additional Resources

Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission Home

Conduct surety bond form

Texas Alcohol Beverage Commission (TABC)

Texas Alcohol Beverage Commission (TABC) Administrative Rules

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