A Georgia Alcohol Broker’s Bonds are a type of surety bond required for individuals or businesses that want to obtain an alcohol broker license in the state of Georgia. There are 3 separate bonds.

  • Georgia Malt Beverage Performance & Tax Liability Bond: This bond is required for brokers dealing in beer, ale, lager, and other malt beverages. The bond amount for this category is $5,000.
  • Georgia Liquor Broker Tax Bond: This bond is required for brokers dealing in distilled spirits like vodka, whiskey, and gin. The bond amount for this category is $10,000.
  • Georgia Winery Manufacturer Broker Importer Tax Bond (also known as a Georgia Wine Performance & Tax Liability Bond): This bond is required for brokers dealing in wine. The bond amount for this category is $2,500.

The cost of the surety bond is usually between 1% and 3% of the bond amount, subject to a minimum premium and fees of $150. Surety1 will shop its many markets to procure the right price at the right terms.

How to Get Georgia Alcohol Broker’s Bonds

At Surety1.com we make it easy to obtain this surety bond. Our simple, three step process is:Georgia Alcohol Broker's Bonds

  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 Georgia Alcohol Broker’s Bonds 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. 

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There are two similar, but separate license requirements in Georgia.

  • Georgia (Alcohol) Importers License:
    • Allows a business to directly import alcoholic beverages from outside the state and sell them to authorized entities within Georgia.
    • Requires obtaining the relevant Georgia (Alcohol) Importers License Bonds as a financial guarantee.
  • Georgia Alcohol Brokers Bond:
    • Does not involve physically importing alcoholic beverages.
    • Allows individuals or businesses to facilitate transactions between buyers and sellers of alcoholic beverages within the state.
    • Requires obtaining the relevant Georgia Alcohol Broker’s Bond as a financial guarantee.

How to Get a Georgia Alcohol Broker’s License

Obtaining a Georgia Alcohol Broker’s License involves several steps and specific requirements. Here’s a breakdown of the process:

  1. Eligibility:
    • Ensure your business entity is legally registered and authorized to operate in Georgia.
    • Verify your eligibility to broker specific types of alcohol based on the required bonds (Malt Beverage, Liquor Broker, or Wine).
  1. Gather Required Documents:
    • Application Form: Download and complete the Broker License application from the Georgia Department of Revenue website.
    • Business Plan: Prepare a detailed plan outlining your business operations, financials, and marketing strategy.
    • Financial Statements: Provide audited financial statements for the past 3 years, or a Personal Financial Statement if applicable.
    • Background Check: You will need to undergo a background investigation.
    • Fingerprints: Fingerprints are required for processing.
    • Other Documents: Prepare and notarize the following:
  1. Online Application:
    • Visit the Georgia Tax Center website and create an account if you haven’t already.
    • Start a new application for a “Broker (In-State)” or “Broker (Out-of-State)” license depending on your location.
    • Upload all required documents in the designated sections.
    • Pay the application fee ($50 for wine/malt beverages, $100 for distilled spirits).
    • Submit the application electronically.
  1. Processing and Review:
    • The Department of Revenue will review your application and documentation.
    • You may be contacted for additional information or clarification.
    • Your background investigation and fingerprint results will be reviewed.
  1. License Issuance: Upon successful review and completion of all requirements, you will receive your Georgia Alcohol Brokers License.

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Important Note: This information is for general guidance only and should not be considered legal advice. It’s strongly recommended to consult with an attorney specializing in alcohol licensing for specific guidance and assistance throughout the process.


How to Get Your Georgia Alcohol Broker’s Bonds

  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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