Illinois Liquor Distributors and Foreign Importers of Liquor are licensed by the Illinois Liquor Control Commission. This includes:
Applicants must provide the Commission with the following:
The Financial Responsibility Bond is a surety bond with a $1,000 minimum and a $100,000 maximum. The bond amount is two times the company's average monthly liability. The bond ensures that the company will pay all liquor taxes to the Department of Revenue.
The premium you pay for an Illinois Liquor Distributor or Importer depends on the bond amount and your credit. Our low rates start at $100 for bond amounts $10,000 and under with good credit. Bonds over $10,000 are 1% of the bond amount with good credit. Contact our Surety Bond Specialists for a free quote that fits your specific situation.
If applying for an importing distributor's license, a foreign importer's license, or both, only one bond is required.
Check out our FAQ page or What’s a Surety Bond? page. Should you need or choose to buy a surety bond, buy from us. SuretyGroup.com has been underwriting surety bonds throughout the U.S. for more than 35 years. When you work with us, you enjoy the unique benefit of dealing with a team of highly experienced surety agents with in-house underwriting authority. This allows you to receive competitive, low rates, quick approvals, and immediate bond delivery. In most cases, your bond will be delivered within 24 hours after you apply for it.
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