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Alabama Federal Warehouseman Surety Bond

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The State of Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries, Gin and Warehouses Section, is responsible for issuing permits for public warehouses, grain dealers, cotton merchants and cotton gins, as well as inspections of gins and auditing of public warehouses and grain dealers, including a Federal Warehouseman. Chapter 80-6-5 of the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries Gin and Warehouses Administrative Code defines the regulations for operation of public warehouses. A federal or public warehouse must apply annually for a permit to provide services and maintain a surety bond or other form of security.

Permit and Surety Bond Requirements:

  1. Completion of the application for the public warehouse permit and payment of the permit fee.
  2. Provide a copy of the Certificate of Insurance state that is for warehouseman’s legal liability.
  3. The application requires the applicant’s signature to be notarized and must include the products stored and the highest estimated value of such. All addresses for storage must be included on the application.
  4. Obtain a surety bond in the amount of $5,000 or provide a Letter of Credit, or cash. If providing cash or a letter of credit, the applicant must also file a Trust Fund Agreement form.

How Much Does an Alabama Federal Warehouseman Bond Cost?

The premium that you pay for an Alabama Federal Warehouseman Surety Bond rates start as low as $100 based on good credit.

Did you know?

Alabama federal warehouse permits must be renewed every year by July 31.

Related Links:

Alabama Gins & Warehouses Information
US Warehouse Act
Alabama Cotton Warehouseman Bond
Alabama Agricultural Public Warehouseman Bonds

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