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Florida Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco Bond


Florida Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco Bond Information

Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco Bonds are required by the State of Florida’s Department of Business and Professional Regulation for those who sell, manufacture, import or warehouse alcohol or tobacco in the state. The bond amounts vary and should be confirmed with the Department before requesting a quote. The bond is conditioned upon the principal's proper accounting and payments to the Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco all funds due or becoming due the State of Florida for taxes on operations. Furthermore, the surety bond guarantees compliance with applicable state Beverage Laws (Chapters 561-568, F.S.), Cigarette Laws (Chapter 210, F.S., Part I) and/or Tobacco Product Laws (Chapter 210, F.S., Part II). The surety bond will be issued on the DBPR ABT-6032 — Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco Surety Bond Form.

How Much Does an Alcohol or Tobacco Tax Bond Cost in Florida?

Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco Bond ($10,000 or less)

Bonds up to $10,000

1-Year Bond

Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco Bond (over $10,000)

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What does an Alcohol or Tobacco Tax Bond Protect Against?

The bonded principal must account for and promptly pay to the Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco all money due or which shall become due the State of Florida for taxes due on the principal's operations. The bond also requires compliance with the provisions of applicable beverage, cigarette or tobacco state laws.

Getting Your Florida Business License or Registration

A completed license application along with the surety bond must be submitted to the local Auditing District Office for those engaging in each of the following alcohol related activities in Florida:

  • Distilled Spirits - Liquor Manufacturer
  • Malt Beverages - Beer Manufacturer
  • Rectify and/or Blend Manufacturer
  • Wine Only Manufacturer
  • Wine and Cordials Manufacturer
  • Bonded Warehouse (Alcohol)
  • JDBW Distributor (Alcohol)
  • KLD Distributor (Alcohol)
  • Distributing Agent (Cigarettes)
  • Exporter (Cigarettes)
  • Stamping Distributor - Cash (Cigarettes)
  • Stamping Distributor - Charge (Cigarettes)
  • Tax-paid Distributor (Cigarettes)
  • Distributor (Tobacco Products)

The completed Surety Bond Form - DBPR ABT-6032 – Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco along with the properly certified copy of the Surety Agent’s Power of Attorney will be provided to you by Surety Bonds Direct. Please note that a separate surety bond must be submitted for each type of license or permit. Pursuant to Florida Statutes (F.S.), the bond is required by all manufacturers and distributors of alcoholic beverages (Sections 561.37, 561.371, and 562.25, F.S.), all distributing agents and wholesale distributors of cigarettes (Sections 210.05(3)(b) and 210.08, F.S.), and all wholesale distributors of tobacco products (Section 210.40, F.S.) prior to the application approval. No license or permit can be issued without a properly executed surety bond.

In addition to the initial application, Florida Statutes also require submission of a monthly report for all manufacturers, distributors, importers, brokers, and sales agents of alcoholic beverages, all distributing agents and wholesale distributors of cigarettes, and wholesale distributors of tobacco products. The ongoing monthly reports must show all product activity and payments of all excise taxes due for the previous month must be made. All reports are to be filed with the appropriate District Auditing Office before the tenth day of the month following the month for which the report is made.

Other Helpful Information and Links

DBPR ABT-6032 – Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco Surety Bond Form

Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation's Application Center Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco Licenses

Surety Bond Requirements and Information

As set forth by the Florida Statutes, surety bonds are required by all manufacturers and distributors of alcoholic beverages (Sections 561.37, 561.371, and 562.25, F.S.), all distributing agents and wholesale distributors of cigarettes (Sections 210.05(3)(b) and 210.08, F.S.), and all wholesale distributors of tobacco products (Section 210.40, F.S.). The surety bond must be in place prior to approval of the license application approval. All bond forms should be filed with the appropriate Florida District Licensing Office when submitting a completed application for a license or permit and a separate surety bond must be submitted for each type of license or permit. Along with a completed bond form, a properly certified copy of the Surety Agent’s Power of Attorney will be provided by Surety Bonds Direct and must be included with your bond form and application.