A Florida Alcoholic Beverage and Tobacco Surety Bond is required by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulations (DBPR) for each type of license or permit obtained for the distribution or manufacturing of alcoholic beverages or tobacco products (see below list of licenses/permits that require a bond). This bond is in place as assurance that your company will pay all excise taxes. If your company fails to report or pay the required taxes, the state can make a claim on your bond and the surety company that issued your bond will pay out the claim. Unlike insurance however, you will have to pay back the surety for any such claims.

Florida Alcoholic Beverage and Tobacco Surety Bond

Which Alcoholic Beverage and Tobacco licenses or permits require a Florida Alcoholic Beverage and Tobacco Surety Bond?

First it is important to identify which licenses and/or permits you will need via the FL Division of Alcoholic Beverage and Tobacco’s website.

Only some of these licenses or permits will require you to post a Florida Alcoholic Beverage and Tobacco Surety Bond. The follow lists identify the licenses and permits that require this surety bond, as well as the bond amounts for each. The lists are separated by the general category and identify each license or permit class code, the products associated with that class code, and the bond amount required for that class code.

Alcoholic Beverages – Manufacturer

CMB Malt Beverages (Beer) $20,000
AMW Wine (only) $5,000
BMWC Wine and Cordials $5,000
DD Distilled Spirits (Liquor) $25,000
ERB Rectify and/or Blend $25,000

Alcoholic Beverages – Distributor

JDBW/EDB Beer and/or Wine $25,000
KLD/KLD2 Beer, wine, and Liquor $100,000

Alcoholic Beverages – Bonded Warehouse

SBW Beer , Wine, and Liquor $5,000

Cigarettes – Distributor

CWD Tax-paid (only), Stamping Agent (cash),     and Stamping Agent (Charge) $2,000 +

Cigarettes – Distributing Agent

CDA Public Warehousing $2,000 +

Tobacco Products – Distributor

TWD Pipe Tobacco, Chewing Tobacco, Snuff $1,000

For more information regarding these bonding requirements, please see the applicable Florida statutes (specifically 561.37, 562.25, 210.08, and 210.40) as well as the FL DBPR’s website.

Once you have submitted your appropriate Florida Alcoholic Beverage and Tobacco Surety Bond, you can apply for your permit or license with the Florida DBPR. Instructions for applying can be found on their website.Florida Alcoholic Beverage and Tobacco Surety Bond

Where can I get a Florida Alcoholic Beverage & Tobacco Surety Bond? 

At Surety1.com we make it easy to obtain this surety bond. Our simple, three step process is:

  1. Complete the easy to navigate and secure online application1
  2. Review the free, no obligation quote from one of Surety1’s professional surety bond agents, usually within one business day.
  3. Sign some paperwork and pay the bond premium

Once these steps have been completed, the Florida Alcoholic Beverage and Tobacco Surety Bond will be shipped to the bond applicant.
1 -The name of the applicant on the surety bond application must match exactly the full legal business name of applicant for the license. 

Surety1.com is a service of AssuredPartners one of the largest and fastest growing insurance agencies in the nation. Representing over a dozen surety bond companies, Surety1.com is the premier online provider of surety bonds nationwide since 2003.


How to Get Your Florida Alcoholic Beverage and Tobacco Surety Bond

  1. Complete an online application. It’s free and no-obligation.
  2. One of our surety experts will contact you with a firm quote and an agreement to sign.
  3. Provide payment and your signed agreement, and then you will receive your Surety Bond!

If you have any questions, please call us at 877-654-2327.

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