A Georgia Cigar & Cigarette Distributor License Performance & Liability Bond is a type of surety bond required by the state of Georgia Department of Revenue for businesses that want to obtain a license to distribute cigars and cigarettes within the state. The minimum bond amount is $5,000 for new applicants and $1,000 for renewals, or 1% of your gross tobacco sales, whichever is greater. The bond term matches the licensing period, which typically runs from July 1st to June 30th of the following year. 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 a Georgia Cigar & Cigarette Distributor License Performance & Liability Bond

At Surety1.com we make it easy to obtain this surety bond. Our simple, three step process is: Georgia Cigar & Cigarette Distributor License Performance & Liability Bond

  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 Cigar & Cigarette Distributor License Performance & Liability 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. 

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What are the requirements in order to be a Tobacco Wholesaler or Distributor in Georgia?

According to the state of Georgia, a Wholesaler/Distributor is any person, whether located within or outside the borders of this state, other than a dealer, who sells or distributes tobacco within or into the boundaries of this state and who maintains a warehouse, warehouse personnel and salespersons who regularly contact and call on tobacco dealers and is engaged in the business of, importing into this state or purchasing tobacco from other manufacturers  or distributors and selling the tobacco to dealers in this state for resale but is not in the business of selling the tobacco directly to the consumer of the tobacco.

In order to legally operate as a Tobacco Wholesaler or Distributor in Georgia, a license must be obtained. To get this Wholesaler/Distributor License, the applicant must submit the following on the Georgia Tax Center website:

  • Scanned copy of the current annual registration from the GA Secretary of State
  • Scanned copy of a List of Products to be sold
  • Scanned copy of Local License
  • Scanned copy of Warehouse Lease/Deed
  • ATT-17 Georgia Alcohol & Tobacco Personnel Statement (requires notarization)
  • Financial Affidavit (requires notarization)
  • A Tobacco Distributors Tax Stamp Bond
  • A Georgia Cigar & Cigarette Distributor License Performance & Liability Bond in the amount of $5,000
  • Power of Attorney (if applicable)
  • Citizenship Affidavit along with a government-issued photo ID

For more information about the processes and requirements for obtaining a Tobacco Wholesaler/Distributor license, please visit the GA Dept of Revenue website.


How to Get Your Cigar & Cigarette Distributor License Performance & Liability 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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