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What is the purpose of a Florida Alcoholic Beverage & Tobacco Bond?
All manufacturers and distributors of alcoholic beverages and tobacco projects must acquire a Florida Alcoholic Beverage and Tobacco Bond. It ensures that companies will account for and pay promptly all money due to the division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco, including fees and taxes. The required bond amount varies based on the products involved and the title of the person handling the products. The bond covers three different Florida statutes; beverage laws (Chapters 561-568, F.S.), cigarette laws (Chapter 210, F.S., Part I), and tobacco product laws (Chapter 210, F.S., Part II).
Not all applicants for a license will be required to file a surety bond with the state. You can check out the website for more information; some of them are listed below.
Alcoholic Beverages – Manufacturer
|CMB||Malt Beverages (Beer)||$20,000|
|BMWC||Wine and Cordials||$5,000|
|DD||Distilled Spirits (Liquor)||$25,000|
|ERB||Rectify and/or Blend||$25,000|
Alcoholic Beverages – Distributor
|JDBW/EDB||Beer and/or Wine||$25,000|
|KLD/KLD2||Beer, wine, and Liquor||$100,000|
Alcoholic Beverages – Bonded Warehouse
|SBW||Beer , Wine, and Liquor||$5,000|
Cigarettes – Distributor
|CWD||Tax-paid (only), Stamping Agent (cash), and Stamping Agent (Charge)||$2,000 +|
Cigarettes – Distributing Agent
|CDA||Public Warehousing||$2,000 +|
Tobacco Products – Distributor
|TWD||Pipe Tobacco, Chewing Tobacco, Snuff|
How do I obtain a Florida Alcoholic Beverage & Tobacco Bond?
With Surety1, you will only need to pay a small percentage of the bond amount. To get this surety bond, we will need you to complete our online application form. With our quick and efficient service, your bond could be approved within just one business day. As soon as you pay the amount and sign the paperwork, we will send the surety bond via USPS Priority Mail or overnight delivery (for an additional cost). Surety1 has been issuing surety bonds in Florida since 2003 and we service all 50 states. We are also proud to maintain an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.