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Bonds

Opening an alcoholic beverage business is a great opportunity that comes with a lot of responsibility. Certain businesses must acquire a bond before they can get their license or permit. 

View bond forms.

For questions, contact your local TABC Office.

Types of Bonds

  • Conduct Surety Bond 
  • Performance Bond 
  • Fee Interest Bond 

Conduct Surety Bond

You will need this if you’re a retailer who does not hold a Food and Beverage (FB) Certificate. The amount of the bond is based on your business’ distance from a public school:

  • $5,000 bond — Businesses more than 1,000 feet from a public school. 
  • $10,000 bond — Businesses less than 1,000 feet from a public school. 

You can submit the Conduct Surety Bond as a bond, letter of credit or assignment of a certificate of deposit (CD).

Performance Bond

You’ll only need this bond if you meet all of the following criteria: 

  • Your business is located in Bexar, Harris, Dallas or Tarrant counties. 
  • You’re a holder or applicant for a Retailer Dealer’s On-Premise License (BE) or a Wine and Beer Retailer’s Permit (BG). 
  • You do not hold a Food and Beverage (FB) Certificate. 

If all the above points apply to you, you’ll need a $2,000 bond. This amount will increase if you violate the Alcoholic Beverage Code or TABC Rules.

You can submit the Performance Bond as a bond, letter of credit, or assignment of a certificate of deposit (CD).

Fee Interest Bond

You’ll only need this bond if you’re participating in an alternating brewery proprietorship or contract brewing arrangement and:  

  • You hold a Nonresident Seller’s Permit that has a Nonresident Brewer’s License as a subordinate 
  • Or you hold a Nonresident Manufacturer’s License and you do not own a fee interest in any brewing facility. 

If one of the above situations apply to you, you’ll need a $30,000 fee interest bond.

You can submit the Fee Interest Bond as a bond, letter of credit or assignment of a certificate of deposit (CD).

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