The Florida Citrus Fruit Dealer’s Bond is required by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Fruit and Vegetables. The bond is required to ensure the dealer follows all of the regulations set forth by the State of Florida professionally and ethically.

How can I get a Citrus Fruit Dealer’s License?

A citrus fruit dealer license is required for anyone who attempts to make profit off of Florida citrus (other than by selling FL citrus directly to the consumer and not for resale). Dealers of non-citrus fruits have a separate license, a Florida Agricultural Products Dealer License.

In addition to the Florida Citrus Fruit Dealer’s License Application, the applicant must submit the following to the Florida Department of Citrus:

Florida Citrus Fruit Dealer's Bond

For more information regarding this licensing process, please visit the FDACS website as well as the Florida Department of Citrus’ website.

What are the requirements of a Florida Citrus Fruit Dealer’s Bond?

The bond amount for this particular bond will depend on the amount of boxes the dealer handles annually. The bond amount starts at $1,000 if the dealer handles 2,000 boxes, up to $100,000 if the dealer handles over 1,800,000 boxes of citrus products. Please see the bond form and instructions for specific bond amounts.

This bond also has a set effective and renewal date of August 1st.

Where can I get a Florida Citrus Fruit Dealer’s Bond?

At 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 Citrus Fruit Dealer’s 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. is a service of AssuredPartners one of the largest and fastest growing insurance agencies in the nation. Representing over a dozen surety bond companies, is the premier online provider of surety bonds nationwide since 2003.

What happens at renewal?

As this bond has a set expiration date of July 31st, you will need to renew your bond if you want to maintain your license. Approximately two months prior to this expiration, our renewal agents will send you an invoice to renew your bond. Once the renewal payment is processed we will send you a Renewal Bond (same bond but with new dates) to submit to the state.

Surety1 has been writing bonds in Florida since 2003. Our surety experts put time and attention into every bond we ship out, so you can be assured all of your bonding needs will be met quickly and reliably. This level of service has earned us an A+ rating by the Better Business Bureau. Licensed in all 50 states.

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How to Get Your Florida Citrus Fruit Dealer’s 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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