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.
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 public warehouseman will need to comply with all state rules and regulations including issuing of and use of authorized receipts and obtain a permit to offer services. In addition to the permit, a surety bond may be required that ensures compliance of state laws and faithful performance of duties.
The premium that you pay for an Alabama Public Warehouseman Surety Bond is dependent on credit.
The Alabama permit for public warehouseman must be renewed by July 31 of each year.
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