The Illinois Liquor Control Commission issues around 28,000 liquor licenses each year in the state. The Illinois Liquor Control Act defines the criteria the Commission uses when issuing licenses.
Illinois specialty liquor licenses allow for airplanes, boats, and railroads to serve alcohol to customers. The Illinois Liquor Control Commission requires these licensees to first obtain a surety bond.
A surety bond guarantees that the state will receive all tax money owed by the licensee. A licensee who is convicted of violating provisions of the Illinois Liquor Control Act will have their license revoked, and a claim could be made on their bond.
Specialty Liquor Licenses in Illinois with a surety bond requirement include:
The premium you pay for an Illinois Airplane, Boat, or Railroad Alcohol Surety bond depends on your bond amount and your financials. With good credit, our rates start at $100 for bond amounts $10,000 and under, and 1% of the bond amount for bonds over $10,000. Contact our Surety Bond Specialists for a free quote that fits your specific situation.
An Illinois auction liquor license is also a specialty license type, but it does not require a surety bond for licensing.
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