The New York Distributor-Alcoholic Beverages Bond is a type of surety bond and is required by the New York Department of Taxation and Finance. The bond states that the bondholder shall faithfully discharge all of his or her duties under Article 18. Including the regulations of the Department of Taxation and Finance as a Distributor of Alcoholic Beverages. The amount of the New York Distributor-Alcoholic Beverages Bond is determined by the Department of Taxation and Finance, based on the volume of alcohol imported, stored, or produced by the distributor. The minimum bond amount is $10,000. Under the Alcoholic Beverages Tax Law, a surety bond may be required to secure payment. The bond can be imposed at any time to ensure the timely collection of tax.

How to get a  New York Distributor-Alcoholic Beverages 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. 2
  3. Sign some paperwork and pay the bond premium

Once these steps have been completed, the New York Distributor-Alcoholic Beverages 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.
2- Subject to underwriter approval, based on aggregate surety bond exposure, additional underwriting information may be required 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.

 You are considered a Distributor if you:New York Distributor-Alcoholic Beverages Bond

  • Import beer or wine into New York State for sale or to be used for any commercial purpose
  • Purchase warehouse receipts for beer or wine stored in a warehouse located in New York State then remove the beer or wine from the warehouse
  • Produce, distill, manufacture, brew, compound, mix, or ferment beer or wine in New York State
  • Are an out-of-state wine manufacturer and have obtained a direct shipper’s license from the State Liquor Authority to make direct shipments of wine to New York consumers 

The requirements to be a Distributor of Alcoholic Beverages in the State of New York are as follows:

  • You must be at least 21 years of age.
  • You must be a resident of the United States or a citizen of a country that has a reciprocal agreement with the United States regarding alcoholic beverage licenses.
  • You must have a good moral character and not have been convicted of a felony.
  • You must have a physical place of business in New York State.
  • You must obtain a Distributor’s License from the New York State Liquor Authority (SLA).

To obtain a Distributor’s License, you must submit an application to the SLA and pay a non-refundable application fee. The application must include the following information:

  • Your name, address, and date of birth
  • The name and address of your business
  • The type of alcoholic beverages you plan to distribute
  • A list of your suppliers and customers
  • A copy of your lease or other agreement for your business premises
  • A copy of your New York Distributor-Alcoholic Beverages Bond

Once you have submitted your application, the SLA will conduct an investigation to determine your eligibility for a license. If the investigation is successful, the SLA will issue you a Distributor’s License.



How to Get Your Distributor-Alcoholic Beverages 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!

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