A Georgia Grain Dealer Bond is a type of surety bond required by the Georgia Department of Agriculture (GDA) for any business that wants to obtain a Grain Dealer License in the state. The bond amount is set by the GDA and can range from $20,000 to $$150,000, depending on the grain dealer’s purchase activity. 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 Grain Dealer 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. Georgia Grain Dealer Bond
  3. Sign some paperwork and pay the bond premium

Once these steps have been completed, the Georgia Grain Dealer 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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How to Get a Grain Dealer’s License

Acquiring a Grain Dealer License in Georgia involves several steps. Here’s a breakdown of the process:

  1. Verify Licensing Requirement: Ensure your business activities fall under the definition of a “Grain Dealer” as outlined by the Georgia Grain Dealers Act O.C.G.A. § 2-9-30- : https://agr.georgia.gov/licenses-and-bonding-warehouses-and-dealers-ag-products. A grain dealer is anyone buying, receiving, selling, exchanging, or soliciting grain from producers.
  2. Obtain a Georgia Grain Dealer Bond . The bond amount, determined by the Georgia Department of Agriculture (GDA), ranges from $20,000 to $150,000 based on your grain purchase volume.
  3. Secure Other Requirements:
    • Business Registration: Register your business with the Georgia Secretary of State https://sos.ga.gov/.
    • Tax Identification Numbers: Obtain a Georgia Sales Tax Permit and potentially a Federal Employer Identification Number (EIN) from the IRS if you have employees.
    • Local Business License: Check with your local government for any necessary occupational or business licenses.
    • Fingerprints: Provide fingerprints for a background check.
    • Complete Online Application: Submit a Grain Dealer License application electronically through Kelly Registration Systems on the GDA website https://agr.georgia.gov/licensing.
  4. Submit Documentation: Along with the application, you’ll need to provide:
    • Proof of Georgia Grain Dealer Bond
    • Proof of business registration
    • Tax ID numbers
    • Local business license (if applicable)
    • Fingerprint results
    • Additional documents as requested by GDA
  5. Pay Licensing Fee: There’s an associated licensing fee that you’ll need to pay with the application submission.


For detailed information and the application process, refer to the Georgia Department of Agriculture website: https://agr.georgia.gov/licensing

Remember, this is a general overview. It’s advisable to contact the GDA directly at 404-656-4911 or email business.registration@dor.ga.gov for any specific questions or clarifications regarding the Grain Dealer License and application process.

The information provided above is for general informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice.  Do not rely solely on the information presented here as a substitute for professional legal counsel.



How to Get Your Georgia Grain Dealer 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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